Here are my favorite blog posts of 2009. The year started with our trip to San Francisco [actually, we returned from it on New Year’s Day]. One of my favorite finds there was the beautiful tile at Everett Middle School, pictured above.
The Coit Tower murals were amazing to see again, this time on a detailed guided tour:
Checking out the all-encompassing mural on The Women’s Building was pretty awesome as well, and the Mission in general is filled with incredible murals:
A fun visit to 826 Valencia in San Francisco, a.k.a. the pirate store:
The grouping of Mosaic columns in SeaTac airport was pretty cool to see:
On a trip to Chicago, we checked out the Boring Store, which is part of the 826 literacy program network:
I really liked this public art installation in a Chicago train station entitled Time Is the Enemy (Revisited) by Dzine:
Back in Cincinnati, I enjoyed Samantha Johnson’s installation at Prairie Gallery entitled Spring Grove Avenue:
Over in Covington, KY, Christian Schmit painted the mural An Epic Tale of Time and Town, which is mind-boggling in its awesomeness:
I visited the Creation Museum which is, umm, an interesting educational experience [on Opposite Day]:
We checked out the pop-up city at the Indianapolis 500, a.k.a. “the greatest spectacle in racing:”
We snooped around the old Coca Cola Plant in Indianapolis and documented its glorious Art Deco details:
See also my favorites from 2008 and stay tuned every Monday this month as I continue combing the archives for my favorite posts from each year.