Mt. Washington Drive offers breathtaking views as it winds its way to the top of Mount Washington. But it wasn’t the city and mountain vistas that caught Matthew Smith’s eye the other day. It was a strip of paintings on the retaining wall below Mt. Washington Drive east of San Rafael Avenue that he noticed for the first time.
I hadn’t been there in maybe six weeks so I certainly couldn’t say when they got there. I didn’t really spend much time looking to see if anyone autographed their work.
How long have those murals been there and who painted them? Smith and The Eastsider would like to know.
* Correction: A earlier version of this post said the paintings were located on San Rafael Avenue. They are not. They are located on Mt. Washington Drive.
Photos by Matthew Smith