Today we are going to Muse about our changing city. If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.
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The Changing City
I moved to West Palm Beach in 1990. When I was three I lived for a year in Pensacola, which of course I do not remember. Other than that I had been to Florida one other time, to Miami Beach for a three-day convention. I remember the three days as quite humid.
So here I came to West Palm Beach knowing nothing of the area. I bought a house in El Cid, now designated a historic neighborhood and began to become a member of this community.
The one constant has been change. The town has changed and so have I. I am now living in my fourth residence here. I have moved away and come back. And I have now lived here longer than I have ever lived anywhere, more than twice as long in fact.
Yesterday I was driving down Okeechobee Boulevard a main artery into West Palm Beach and I saw this.
Only one of the buildings seen in this picture existed when I moved here. All around the city there has been growth, renewal and change.
Across from one of our main parks, Howard park, there is a low-end commercial area consisting of small businesses and warehouses. One building, I think a warehouse, sits along a canal. It was dirty white and ugly. And then, a couple of years ago, it became this:
I don’t know what it is but I like it. It is certainly better than what was there before.
That change has caught on. West Palm Beach is becoming a city of murals. Drive around downtown and this is what you will see.
These are fun and I hope we have more. They are a welcome change.
more to come
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