Philly Murals

High resolution flat images of some of Philadelphia's rich stock of wall art. Each picture is a mosaic of photos taken from multiple positions.  To view them in detail, click the fullscreen, zoom, and image shifting buttons at screen bottom.

The site panoramas are 360 degree virtual reality views of the murals and their surroundings, in normal perspective.  

Photos copyright Thomas K. Sharpless; art work copyrights belong to their owners

The Dream Garden

Louis Comfort Tiffany's realization in reflective glass tiles of a painting by Maxfield Parrish. 1915, 15 x 49 feet; lobby of Curtis Center at 6th and Walnut Streets.

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Growing Up In Germantown

Ann Northrup. 2004, about 40 x 40 feet; near Rittenhouse and McCallum Streets in Germantown.

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It's All About Community

Jonathan Laidacker, 2010. About 30 x 100 feet, Germantown Avenue and Sharpnack Street in Mt. Airy.

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Doo-Wop Diner

Jonathan Laidacker, 2010. About 9 x 40 feet, 7619 Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.

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Old Passyunk Ave. (left panel)

About 25 x 90 feet, between Passyunk Avenue and 12th Street in South Philly.

The defects at middle are due to a light pole very close to the wall.

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Old Passyunk Ave. (right panel)

About 25 x 90 feet, between Passyunk Avenue and 12th Street in South Philly.

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Pathology of Devotion

Vince Desiderio, 1991. Two panels, each about 35 feet square; between Passyunk Avenue and 12th Street in South Philly.

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Walking Together

Paul Downie and David Wood, 2009. About 20 x 70 feet; 7047 Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.


Mario Lanza

Diane Keller, 1997. About 8 to 40 x 130 feet; Broad and Reed Streets in South Philly.

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