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Green wash

This morning, a "Beautification" team (that's what the yellow t-shirts said) was deployed to the long mural on Academy beneath Morton Terrace. The two-wall mural, which covers the steep retaining walls that make Morton Terrace possible on both sides, long has been part of the visual landscape here in EP, as has the graffiti that makes it look almost 3-D, even as it defaces it. But now we can watch all of it disappear in slow-slow-slow motion.... as the beautifiers planted wall-covering creeping ficus (I don't know the actual name of the plant, though I see it everywhere, including at my own home). G-o-o-o-o-o-o-d-b-y-y-y-e, mural.

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