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.
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 ~