A Very Metal Urban Beautification Project
November 2, 2013 5:17 AM Subscribe
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"If you ever make it to the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal town of Kavarna, you’ll likely find yourself staring at this two-and-a-half story high mural of heavy metal journeyman Glenn Hughes which graces a building just up the block from city hall near one of the city’s main squares. Further up the block you’ll find yourself standing between a giant shirtless Billy Idol and a crooning John Lawton of Uriah Heep fame." One mayor's quest to make his town into an artistic tribute to metal
The town is also the home of Kavarna Rock
, a two-day music festival; Deep Purple
headlined the 2013 gathering.
And the local reaction to the changes in this once-sleepy seaside town? "At a housing block with Dio painted on the side, six elderly women sit chatting on park benches. When I ask the group what they think of the new Kavarna, a lady with dyed-cranberry hair eagerly volunteers, 'Whenever someone asks where we're from, we say the capital of rock
More on unveiling the monument
to Ronnie James Dio. Flickr photostream of murals
, photographed by Piran Cafe's Bob Ramsak.