Part of the reason I missed it was because the cooker/grill had been set up right in front of it. But, I was also mostly looking through a camera viewfinder. That's why I returned to Frow Avenue yesterday to take close-ups. Take a look at the sidewalk adjacent to the mural:
This broken sidewalk is not something new. Clearly it has been disintegrating for a very long time to arrive at its current condition.
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diesel bus garage, March 4, 2013
It's simply more of the same kind of quiet racism that the City of Miami demonstrated in allowing Coral Gables to locate its polluting diesel bus garage in the middle of a residential neighbourhood in West Grove, which (maybe not coincidentally) is being built right across the street from this broken sidewalk.
This is a well-traveled route. Hundreds of pedestrians pass by that sidewalk every day: school children, the people who use the store on which the mural is painted, mothers with strollers, old people on canes, children riding bicycles . . . you get the picture. If not, here are a few more:
Maybe "One Grove" is merely a slogan whose time has passed.