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Monday, February 4, 2013

Kenosha Lakefront Mosaic

While driving around Kenosha after our fine breakfast at Frank's Diner, we came across this fun mosaic mural depicting the city's 1866 Southport lighthouse.  I've never toured the "Old Kenosha lighthouse" but it is now open for visits weekends from May to October so I'll have to add it to my list.

I also spotted some gulls out on the ice near the "new" Kenosha lighthouse built on the north pier of Simmons Island in 1906. 

In my hurry to get a shot of them and return to the truck in the sub-zero windchill I almost missed seeing the ducks floating around on the cracked ice at the edge of the pier. 

I didn't see any fish like in the mosaic, but no surprise there!  This post is linked to Mural Monday.


  1. Oh, look at the lighthouses! They are wonderful! Lovely place! And the mural is delightful!

  2. Love this mural. The mosaic squares create a sense of unity in this seaside image. Reminds me of National Geographic stratified illustrations of yore. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  3. Great mural; I'm with Ebie ... it looks like it was stitched. Thinking through all the cross-stitch work I did, I never stitched a lighthouse, surprising since I love them.