Saturday, December 25, 2010
Day 359 - Name that dog
We had the promise of rain today. While we were out having our coffee, to the east I noticed a small window in the clouds and we made a mad dash downtown.
This mural is painted on the back of the the Elsinore Theater, four stories tall. It is another one of Salem's icons and I really wanted to catch it just as the sun was rising.
Painted in 1984, it was part of the renovation for the theater. Charlie Claplan, Theda Bara, Marlene Dietrich and W. C. Fields great travelers as they arrive from the east going into downtown Salem. The actors were quite easy to identify, but can you name that dog?
I had to look it up.
As quickly as the sun peaked through the clouds, it also disappeared into the clouds never to be seen again today, but I really wanted to show the scale of the mural, it is quite impressive.