Frida Kahlo mural, St. Petersburg Florida, Visit Florida, Photo by Bill Serne for VISIT FLORIDA

A Tour of St. Petersburg’s Murals (Visit Florida)

Frida Kahlo mural, St. Petersburg Florida, Visit Florida, Photo by Bill Serne for VISIT FLORIDA
Frida Kahlo mural, St. Petersburg Florida, (Photo by Bill Serne for VISIT FLORIDA)

Story by Bob Andelman, Photographs by Bill Serne

As outdoor murals have multiplied across St. Petersburg, it seems everyone has a favorite.

Science fiction fan? Get a picture of you and your friends running from the city’s former landmark – an inverted pier – giving chase on spider legs and shooting deadly lasers at tourists. The “War of the Worlds” design – itself painted over an antique Coca-Cola sign – is by the Vitale Brothers. (Corner of Baum Avenue & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N)

Science fan without the fiction? Pose beside a Carrie Jadus portrait of Nikola Tesla, whose inventions often rivaled those of Thomas Edison himself. (2232 5th Avenue S)

Admirer of Mexican writer Frieda Kahlo? There’s a popular Jennifer Kosharek mural of her face in “Mural Alley,” located downtown behind the stores on the 600 North block of Central Avenue.

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