Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mambo / Johnny Weissmuller

Before Michael Phelps there was a man named Johnny Weissmuller. Weissmuller was one of the world's best Olympic swimmers. To some it up, he won five Olympic gold metals and one bronze metal, fifty-two United States Championships, and set sixty-seven world records. He never lost a race and retired with an unbeaten amateur record. Below is the deserted venue from the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the same pool where Weissmuller took home three Olympic metals.  This once beautiful art deco building is being destroyed this year, 2012 (such a shame). Mambo, street artist, decided to created a giant collage/installation to pay tribute to this Olympic champ and the once thriving Olympic pool of that golden era.

(Johnny Weissmulle, 1924 Olympic Games, Paris)
(via: here and here)

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