My favorite mural ever

And then a little delicious detail:

And the overview…

So…I took these on the fly when they were setting up the room for the next day’s event…but next time you’re in D.C., swing by the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill and check out the Federal City Room…where you can see this glorious mural handpainted by local artist Peter Sawyer (according to the hotel website.)


6 responses to “My favorite mural ever”

  1. lane says:

    holy crap! that’s amazing! it’s great and painful too. those chairs and tables demean his efforts. it looks like that was really demanding. you’re so nice to post your enthusiasm. thanks stella!

  2. lane says:

    ok ok, “demean” is too harsh, looks like a nice hotel. hope they paid him well!

  3. lane says:

    and hey, go see the ben edwards thing on K street. he has a big ass picture in a condo lobby down there. I’m sure it’s amazing.

  4. LP says:

    Love this – the greens in those trees and the slightly wonky angles are very inviting. This reminds me a bit of one of my favorite books growing up – M. Sasek’s This is San Francisco, which we flipped through many times as kids and which my mother has used for years as a giant coaster when she sits in her easy chair.

  5. Stella says:

    LP – that’s it…it is like a children’s book view of the federal city…unsullied by reality.

  6. lane says:

    we bought those when we were in SF for the summer, and in Venice too!