Murals big and small

A crew of painters were busy creating a giant mural on the downtown ReTRAC plaza. The 18,000 sq ft gray slab, covering the railroad track trench below, will be covered by a mural envisioned by artist Brad Carney, a Philadelphia based muralist. In the mean time, a few blocks south, a smaller mural was beingContinue reading “Murals big and small”

A sign of warmer weather is upon us…

…when the Parks and Recreation crew hang the flower pots along the Riverwalk and along the path in Wingfield Park. The pots will be watered weekly and the flowers will end up hanging down over the edge approx 6 feet by season’s end. I’m always surprised that, by season’s end, vandals haven’t decimated the pots.Continue reading “A sign of warmer weather is upon us…”

The Lear Theater

Built in the 1930’s, the building was designed by architect Paul Revere Williams and built for the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The building was used to hold church services from its completion on October 22, 1939, until the congregation built a new church and moved its services to that location in 1998. For fearContinue reading “The Lear Theater”

A newly installed sculpture…

I don’t have the particulars on this sculpture, but I’m assuming it’s another sculpture from the Burning Man collection. Highly detailed in it’s composition, it replaces the moving horse sculpture previously installed at this location along 4th Street. It appears to have internal lights, which I will photograph after dark in a long exposure sometimeContinue reading “A newly installed sculpture…”

City Workers were busy sprucing up the downtown area

City workers were busy pressure washing sidewalks and sculptures and laying down a protective concrete coating on the sidewalks and bridges today, hopefully in anticipation of things to come. Our usual downtown events and celebrations following a year of isolation

A sold out Pioneer Center Event

The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts hosted this years NPC Mother Lode Bodybuilding competition. One of he first public events since theaters were closed due to the pandemic. An event that was sold out. Which means I didn’t get in to cover the event. The event promoters setup vendor tents outside theContinue reading “A sold out Pioneer Center Event”

Last sign of a landmark…

Harrah’s Resort Casino was once a Reno destination and one of the biggest casinos in downtown. Because of the slowdown in Nevada casino revenue and competition from other casinos, they were forced to shut down last year. Today, a new owner is in the process of repurposing the entire property to high end condominium apartmentsContinue reading “Last sign of a landmark…”