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I need you like juice

I took my first ever mural tour when I was in Philadelphia in March.  A top-notch guide from the Mural Arts Program took our group on a ride on SEPTA’s Market/Frankford evaluated train line to show us the rooftop murals along the Market Street corridor that make up A Love Letter for You.

Our guide shared the fictitious back-story for the murals:  man leaves his woman and baby, he returns after several years and wants her back, she’s not interested, he tries to win her back with a rooftop love letter along her daily commute.

The piece was created by Steve Powers who spent the 90s writing graffiti in Philadelphia and New York under the name ESPO (Exterior Surface Painting Outreach).  It was really fun (and hard!) to spot the murals as the train sped along — and tricky to snap photos.  Mural Arts Philadelphia has great pictures and more info.