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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Origami Cranes

This is a display in Birmingham ~ 15,000 origami cranes that have been hung in RailRoad Park.

These cranes have been made by individuals all over the world and sent here to be hung. Imagine how much time was spent in making thousands of paper cranes. Here are Instructions For Origami Cranes  (in case you want to get started)

The display was inspired by the paper crane display at Ground Zero in New York city.

The Birmingham Art Peace Project is in memory of the four girls who were killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in September, 1963 . . . Just blocks from where RailRoad Park now stands.

I am glad to see that something positive is being done in the city . . . We seem to have been the focus of so much bad press.

Birmingham is a beautiful mix of old and new. People working together to turn a dark history into something new.
I couldn't stop snapping photos of the colorful cranes . . . and the beautiful blues.
What a masterpiece.

I have a friend who did this for her daughter's wedding . . . I knew that Barb would especially appreciate these photos!


Don't forget to check in at Smiling Sally for more blues and Boogie Board Cottage for her Masterpiece Monday.

Y'all enjoy ~
Sandi

5 comments:

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

What a lovely idea, and what a lot of hard work to make this display. I hope many people get to see it either in person or through photos and stories like this.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful... both the image and the sentiment of your post, Sandi. Love the fun you had with your friends in the last post, too!! blessings ~ tanna

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

How beautiful -- and wonderful that so many cranes were sent from all over the world! I have relatives in Birmingham, and spent many enjoyable days at my aunt's house when I was a child :)

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sandi,

I love it!

Thanks for sharing this interesting blue.

Happy Blue Monday!

Joy H said...

How pretty and unique. Love the idea. Happy Blue Monday!

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