Tribute Mural to Marvin Gaye

This is the mural that got me interested in documenting street art here in DC.  I had started riding my bike to and from work, and then began taking early morning rides on the weekends, through Shaw, downtown and over to the Hill.  I had noticed the Marvin Gaye mural on my travels, and it had become a bit of a landmark for me.  And then after a winter of not riding, I couldn’t find it.  I was sure I was in the right spot, at 7th & S, but now I saw a new mural of Gaye on the other side of the street.  Whaaat?  And a new row house stood on the lot where the original mural had been.  The mural was gone for good.


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