Saturday, January 19, 2008

Billiken, revisited



I posted this message painted on the side of a building in my neighborhood when I was last guest-posting in September. The billiken and the flags remain, but the message has been changed. I don't know how often the owner repaints, or what the motivation behind it is, but since I moved to the neighborhood, I keep my eye out for updates.

4 comments:

Kate said...

It would be interesting to know the motivation. Why don't you stop in and ask??

oldmanlincoln said...

I guess it is ok if you don't mind the clutter.

ShadowyOne said...

As far as stopping in and asking, there isn't anything to the building except for this, apparently. It isn't a business of any kind; just a storage garage, I suppose.

Ming the Merciless said...

"17th Ward" has to do with New Orleans and the Katrina Disaster. I'm not 100% sure but I think 17th Ward was the worst hit section of New Orleans.

Maybe the resident was originally from NO.