Day 43

Passportal of the day

February 11th, 2012

This is the beginning of a mural, painted on the side of PS 17 in Queens, honoring (what I presume to be) the countries of origin of its students and their families. There are many, many countries represented; here are a few examples. I really love this mural, but it does offer some lessons in the difficulty of condensing a country's history into the names of a few famous individuals.


  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Yes it does. Some of those people listed make me go “huh? what? Why would they choose those people as representations of that country?”. All depends on who’s doing the name choosing I guess. Nice idea though for sure. And nice “portal” too.

  2. LB says:

    My grammar school!

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