Love Letter Murals – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Atlas Obscura
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Love Letter Murals

One artist's love letter to his city and its citizens plays out across dozens of bright murals painted on the sides of decrepit buildings. 


“Love Letter” is a series of 50 rooftop murals that can be viewed from the elevated train platform of the Market-Frankford line in West Philadelphia.

This project was a collaboration of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the talented artist, Stephen Powers (ESPO). These murals collectively express a love letter from a guy to a girl, from an artist to his hometown, and from local residents to their neighborhood of West Philadelphia. A tour is regularly conducted, mostly on board the train, alighting on the platform only a couple of times. Most of the murals were only seen as brief colorful flashes on walls of decrepit buildings.