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City resident comes to ridiculed wall’s defense
In case you missed it, a letter in Sunday’s paper offered a response to the frenzy of smack-talk that was going around a few weeks ago about the faux stone wall that was installed as a pedestrian barrier on Princess Anne Street by the train station.
City resident Priscilla Sheeley wrote that she found the multi-colored wall "delightful" and:
Why anyone would want to paint that wall some drab color, making it difficult to see or easy to hit or run into is beyond me.
When I look at the above picture (taken by Matt Kelly, used with permission), what stands out to me as ugly is the stained, deteriorating concrete bridge that holds up the train tracks above the wall. Cracking ugly jokes about this city landmark is not a new Fredericksburg passtime. Transportation reporter Kelly Hannon will fill us in in tomorrow’s paper about when you can expect to see some improvements on that front.