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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 September 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...on Illinois Old Route 66!

Photo of a mural spotted in downtown Pontiac, Illinois. Appropriately, the mural measures 66 feet long and lays out the Route from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. The person included on the mural is Bob Waldmire. The following is verbiage included on the mural:

"This mural was designed by Route 66 icon and artist, Bob Waldmire. Bob intended to design and paint this mural for the City of Pontiac (Illinois), but was unable to do so because of his ultimately fatal illness. Instead, the city asked Bob to design a mural which would be painted by others. This mural project was Bob's last major art commission. We remember Bob fondly and hope that this mural, painted by his friends and family, will represent our appreciation of Bob and his passion for Route 66, the Mother Road."

A two-shot panoramic photo captured August 4, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ginnie from Netherlands

What a fabulous tribute to the man and his art, Steven. WOW.

23 Sep 2019 5:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes, all very clever !

23 Sep 2019 6:04am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

23 Sep 2019 7:12am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Top shot!!!!!

23 Sep 2019 7:40am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Perfect timing and interesting city.

23 Sep 2019 8:42am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great look at this mural Steven.

23 Sep 2019 9:13am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well captured and a classic song I suspect is going to be my ear worm for today :)

23 Sep 2019 9:15am

Marcel P. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

way 66 !

23 Sep 2019 10:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

23 Sep 2019 11:16am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous look at this interesting mural!

23 Sep 2019 12:59pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Superb, nice streetshot and very special advertisment

23 Sep 2019 3:32pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

There seems to be a lot of space to park this awesome car!

23 Sep 2019 3:54pm

Mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

Very good streetview

23 Sep 2019 4:14pm

willy from Belgium

beau travail de Bob Waldmire... Steven

un cliché qui me plait beaucoup

greetings

23 Sep 2019 4:46pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une route qui restera un rêve
JP

23 Sep 2019 4:48pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique panorama. bel art street.

23 Sep 2019 5:01pm

Rose from United States

An interesting mural...

23 Sep 2019 6:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel large panneau et image superbe sur ce mur ocre avec la voiture
amitié

23 Sep 2019 6:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An appropriate tribute to the Mother Road and the artist. Cool shot!

23 Sep 2019 8:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:)
Amazing !!!

23 Sep 2019 9:34pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very interesting. My family used to travel the old Route 66 across New Mexico and Arizona to visit family in California.

23 Sep 2019 11:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A wonderful tribute to this artist. The old Route 66 is a great route with so much to see.

24 Sep 2019 12:49am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

when I was a kid, we used to take Route 66 as the first leg of our trip to visit my grandparents. A&W root beer stands were my favorite, and I think there was one we stopped at in Pontiac. We took 66 to McLean, where we got off to take a maze of US and Illinois routes to their small town near Quincy, IL. As an avid map fan, I want than mural to run right to left (east to west), but I get the point. Nice find.

24 Sep 2019 1:06am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Quelle belle décoration !

24 Sep 2019 1:25am

Devi from Chennai, India

Great image here !! Lovely find and capture !!

24 Sep 2019 4:33am

fereshteh. from Iran

Great panorama .

24 Sep 2019 6:05pm

Jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

On the road again... again... un beau symbole pictural.

25 Sep 2019 2:12am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

these are all so different and so well done

26 Sep 2019 6:00pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I would love to travel it myself one day.

28 Sep 2019 2:38am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Love this shot! What a coincidence - we were listening to the Mother Road Trio playing on the patio at Flagstaff Brewing Company just today!!!

30 Sep 2019 2:51am

Remus from Portugal

An iconic route, who is part of the visiting plans of many people on this side of the Atlantic ocean.
Beautiful mural.

30 Sep 2019 2:03pm