Blue Street Tiles

Last Sunday, I walked to the store to shake off the stressful Saints game and was contemplating the blue street tiles that used to be on many corners uptown. The ones between me and the store were in sad shape mostly.

most complete St. Charles Ave that I saw

most complete St. Charles Ave that I saw

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Less than 4 tiles left

es ave

Notice that the space for St Char has been filled in

And then I found this…I think on side street.

concreted over

concreted over

The shorter the street names the better the tiles fared. I’m sure some were smashed deliberately and that others were stolen. Still sad.

Borde--x but who would steal an a and u?

Borde–x
but who would steal an a and u?

On Valence it looks like the cracking sidewalk caught up with the tiles

On Valence it looks like the cracking sidewalk caught up with the tiles

You can tell by the variances in blues and fonts that the tiles were installed at different times. I wish it was still happening.

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