When I passed by a window in the Saint Paul Union Depot tonight, I noticed the reflection of old and new. The Depot is freshly restored to her former glory, and the architects even left this original staircase that led people to train tracks bound for war, a new home or just travel for pleasure. The reflection also reminded me of a double exposure, like I used to play with in the days of film. This is the Saint Paul Union Depot, inside and out, and day 59 of Photo 365.
Volunteers are currently putting together an enormous Lite-Brite mural inside the Saint Paul Union Depot in an effort to break a Guinness World Record for Largest Picture Made by Lite-Brite. The work of art, titled “Forever Saint Paul,” was designed by Ta-coumba Aiken, a well known and respected artist in Lowertown. The project will launch the Forever Saint Paul Challenge, a $1 million grant for the best idea of making the city of Saint Paul greater than she already is.
Anyone in the community is welcome to come to Union Depot until February 15 between the hours of 12:00-8:00 p.m. to help install lights into the mural. The official lighting ceremony is at 7:00 p.m. on February 16 at Union Depot.
These volunteers and Lite-Brite pieces are day 33 of Photo 365.