Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fusion

I found this beautiful mural on the side of the Thai Elephant café in downtown Phoenix and wondered why a Thai restaurant would have a mural of Cuba on their building. I asked a friend who is “in the know” and discovered that the premises once housed a Cuban restaurant. Then I thought about the Asia de Cuba restaurants in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Scottsdale and thought maybe this isn’t such an odd combination after all. I’ve eaten at the San Francisco location and loved everything I tried. Maybe I’ll check out the new Scottsdale location soon.

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. That is one impressive mural Sharon. I like it and have never even been there.

angela said...

An interesting connection...it's certainly a great mural. I bet you can see that from a distance.

Laurie said...

Such a cool mural. I'm glad they left it there!

Dan said...

Love that mural Sharon! Nice pic. I really like street art. Seems very populist to me!

angie said...

looks like a great place to eat, nice shot! can't wait for the light rail to start, i'll be downtown phoenix all the time - i'm making a list of places to go that i've come across on your blog.

thanks for visiting tempe daily - eisendrath house is north of washington/curry on college/68th street - near the AZ historical museum.

Petrea said...

Gives a new and more homey meaning to globalization.

Per Stromsjo said...

Now that is precisely why buildings are so interesting. They carry their history with them, at least as long as we allow them to.

HZDP said...

Hi Sharon,
Love this mural and yes, this kind of combination is quite common everywhere I should say, you have those south America flavors and I once saw a Korean restaurant decorated in a Japanses Sushi style, I guess that's simply because the owner is also a fan of Sushi.haha

Well I find another US daily photo site here :)..thx for visiting HZDP.

Ackworth Born said...

Saw your post on the portal about links not working = the fault with the one in this post is an additional " (quote mark) in the URL - very simple mistake but enough to make it crash.