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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Maxo Vanko Murals in Millvale

8/13/2013 30m #237
Started at the Bastille at 1430 with S.

Rode along the Jail Trail and Junction Hollow up to Oakland, looking for a few new murals we'd heard about. Along Semple Street we found our two targets, this one at 253-B Semple STreet:



And this one at 238-2 Semple Street:



After that we stopped at Schenley Quad at got something to eat at Conflict Kitchen (web) (wiki), which is a place I've wanted to try for a few years now. This was really good food.



Then we went back down to the river, over to South Side Works, stopped at REI for some shopping. Rode west to Ft.Pitt Bridge, Point State Park, Ft.Duquesne Bridge (which is just an awesome sort of bike-hopscotch) and met a BikeFest Group ride forming up near the Carnegie Science Center.

The group ride went to Millvale to see the murals of Maxo Vanka (wiki). While the ride itself was a bit of a mish-mash, the murals were amazing and way beyond my expectation. They're the most fantastic images I've ever seen in a church.








After the docent's tour of the murals we departed the group ride and made our way back to the trailhead. It was a very pleasant evening, quite cool and breezy. 30 miles.

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