Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Unusual - #AtoZChallenge #blogboost

I've been saving up these pictures taken in Sanford, Florida to feature on my "U" post for the #AtoZChallenge.  But then, yesterday, nature presented me (in my upstate New York home) with a most unusual day.

Winter has hung on her for what seems like forever.   But today, the temperature got up to 73 degrees F (22.8 Celsius) which wouldn't be any big deal - except we got snow almost every day for the last two weeks.  Of course, it has all melted, and the spring flowers are finally popping!

Anyway, back to Sanford.  In January, waiting for the Auto Train to bring us back north, we took advantage of a free shuttle to go downtown and explore for a bit. 

One of the downtown buildings was covered in mosaic.

I can not identify the building I took these pictures of, but I wonder if this holds a clue.  "Mr. Imagination".  I did a Google search and I wonder if this artist may have been involved.

I would love to know the story of these mosaics in Sanford.
Does anyone know more about this outside art?  I'd love to know.

Day 24 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost and "U" Day on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  My theme - Florida Outside the Theme Parks


  1. Alana,

    Mosaics are rather cool. Sometimes they form beautiful pictures and other times they're just unusual capturing an artists randomness or so it seems.

    I'm sorry for the problems you had leaving a comment on my blog yesterday while on your iPhone. Which browser are you using? Did you get an error like before?

    Thanks for leaving a message from your computer to let me know that you stopped by and had trouble. Have utterly beautiful day!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    iPad Art Sketch 'U' is for Umbrella

  2. Wow. I am sure the city or town of Sanford must know?

  3. Cool pics and no I never heard of this...so glad your snow has stopped...same thing for my daughter and her boys in VT...snow every day for weeks...that is why her and I took the boys to Outer Banks last week...they needed sunshine....we all did...

  4. Beautiful and interesting pics! Thank goodness spring might actually be here!

  5. I don't know anything about it - but I love that there are weird and wonderful, pretty things out there to intrigue you (I'm a little jealous because there are none near me!)

    Understand yourself, care for yourself and choose to be authentically "you"

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    U for Understand Yourself

  6. Nope no idea but they are wonderful! Usually artists are keen to make their identity known so its strange this one is shy!

  7. Sorry- when I think of Sanford (beside the AutoTrain), only Tyrone's tragedy comes to mind.

  8. I absolutely love coming across unexpected art. It's like a little added sunshine in my day!

  9. If you do find out the back story, be sure to let us know, now I'm curious too.

  10. Those look fun. I hope it was a fun project for locals (and not some sort of graffiti).


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