The side of the warehouse at 7th and Moore just got a pretty bright makeover.
A new mural by Shira Walinksky, titled “Language Labs,” was recently completed at the location.
This Mural Arts Program piece was completed as part of the Southeast by Southeast project, which is a partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. Through Southeast by Southeast, they aim to help new immigrants from Bhutan, Burma and Nepal adapt to lifestyle in Philadelphia, while still maintaining their native cultures.
This mural gives you the opportunity to learn thing or two about different languages. The mural has words in over 30 languages, depicted with images of what the word translates to.
Words depicted on this mural include things like “cloud” and “village.” Each bright-colored rectangle represents a different word and image that’s translated into numerous different languages.
So now while you’re standing around for the 47 bus, you’ll have the chance to learn a little bit of a new language.