Back in the first year of these challenges, I had posted this photo of the side of a building in St Pete. This is how the wall looked – they had not touched it up. It had just been uncovered as they tore down another building that was built touching this building. This wonderful painting was hidden for years. Right below what I have included were piles of bricks from the salvage. You can see some missing bricks in the lower left corner.
And now I have gone back and they have repainted this wall. This is what it looks like now. Unfortunately I could not take it from the same angle as there is now a wall blocking off the new parking lot and plants next to the wall.
Personally, I think they should have just sealed the bricks and not repainted it. The red bricks are now painted white. The Coffee shop is still there, but the old phone box is gone. It has lost the historical value in my mind.