Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

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Close up of mural

Bayview Mural

601 Bayview

Nancy Giffey talks about her muralBayview has many different ethnicities, including Southeast Close up of mural showing various symbolsAsian, African American, Hispanic, and many other people.

A mural that Nancy Giffey painted is on a wall in Bayview. It is called “Bayview Magic Carpet.” It has a picture of Monona Bay. There are a lot of symbols on the mural that symbolize different ethnicities in Bayview.

There are many moons, which symbolize Native Americans. There are Japanese cranes, a moon and star that represents Islam, a dove for peace, and Close up of mural showing a whale and a Buddhist wheelanimals that represent nature. There is also a wheel that represents Buddhism.

Close up of mural showing cranes along the shore of the moonlit Monona lakeNancy Giffey told a small story: “When I was done painting the mural, I saw some Native Americans come in. They looked at the mural for a minute and then said, ‘Thank you for putting the water spirit in.’” She didn’t even know she put the water spirit in the mural. The world is full of surprises.

Many waning yellow moons
Sit in the softly lit sky
Water-spirit floats on the surface
Of the bay that’s ours
Orange tree, Osage
Hangs over the peaceful night
Majestic birds stand in tall grasses
Mythical figures circle around
Symbols too
All meaningful
Swaying, silent leaves
Whispering, but no sound comes
Watch it all, the twilight scene
Forever, as long as living things
Are watching


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