Commonwealth Avenue Mall Chosen for National Photography Exhibition

Photography by James Sheldon

The Commonwealth Avenue Mall is among the 12 sites from around the country and Puerto Rico to be chosen for The Cultural Foundation’s 2010 Landside: Every Tree Tells a Story traveling photography exhibition! Read an excerpt from the original press release below for more information!

Landslide, first issued in 2003, is TCLF’s annual compendium of significant at-risk parks, gardens, horticultural features, and working landscapes and each year is accompanied by a traveling exhibition of commissioned photography. The 2010 Landslide: Every Tree Tells a Story focuses on the irreplaceable trees and tree groupings, often associated with historically important people and events that have shaped the development of communities and cultures.

The exhibition features sentinel and specimen trees, allées and boulevards, urban forests, formal and vernacular— things that surround us and are living reminders of our heritage. These trees and tree groupings recall our nation’s past and have the potential to bear witness to coming generations. These natural and living features command the same awe and admiration that our culture bestows upon the arts, architecture and design.

The Commonwealth Avenue Mall was chosen for its grace, scale and definition of space that marks it as one of the world’s finest examples of the tree-lined avenue.

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