Slice of Life: Madonna of 18th Street

Painted doorway in Pilsen

The merge of traditional Mexican folk images with modern street art make Pilsen a contemporary gallery. On a nondescript doorway off of 18th street, I witnessed a work of an iconic image in a new form, the Guadalupe de Pilsen. She was veiled, standing in an illuminating light, with palms together and a smile, blessing me and all who passed.


Author: Paul Kulon

Paul Kulon is a Chicagoan and blogger. You can see more of Paul’s photos and musings on his Tumblr feed, Bohemian Embassy

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