From our Philadelphia trip of last week, here’s another of my friend’s-friend Michael Webb’s murals. This one, just a block over from City Hall (subject of an upcoming addition to the Travelogue’s section) depicts the “Tree of Knowledge,” with branches full of symbols.
Thursday evening we followed a walking tour of the city’s murals (there’s also a driving tour) that makes for an enjoyable stroll. Some of them are little more than painted advertisements, but there are some gems — like this one — that really capture your attention.
From left to right you can see the processes of spinning, carding and weaving wool. But that, as far as I can tell, doesn’t help to explain the murals inside.
You can find the “Tree of Knowledge” right here next time you’re in town:
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