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12 The Jazz Mural

The Jazz Mural

The Jazz Mural
The mural here shows some of the jazz legends that played in the many jazz clubs that once lined the streets of Broadway here. In the top, we can see Benny Goodman, and then next to him Gene Krupa on the drums, and below on piano there we got Teddy Wilson. If you take a look to the bottom left corner of the mural, we can see a self-portrait of the artist himself, Mr. Bill Weber. On the side of the building that's facing Columbus Avenue, we can see a lot of Italian culture that's typical of this North Beach neighborhood like the little fishing boats in the corner. You can also see Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower on top which is where we're heading to on this trail. Then on this side of the building here that's facing Chinatown, we see a lot of Chinese culture there, like the Chinese dragons and the pagodas. Right above us here, we can see a lot of books flying around like a flock of birds. This is an artwork called The Language of Birds that really comes to life in the night time when it's all illuminated up there. It’s actually the first permanent art installation in all the United States to be solar-powered. In the pavement beneath our feet here, we can see a lot of different words that seem to have fallen from the pages of the books above us. These words have been taken from a variety of different sources, from Beat poets to Chinese writers to reflect the diversity of the city.
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