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THE MOSAIC TILE CAR OF KEY WEST
Located in front of Glass Reunions on Duval Street in Key West, Florida
Contributed by Sharon Thatcher of Rotterdam Junction, New York
The Tile Car of Key West
Bill Hodlin

The Mosaic Tile Car is a 1969 Alfa Romeo that been a Key West landmark for over a decade. Originally conceived and created by Lenny Addorisio, the car has been reworked and maintained by a number of artisans at Glass Reunions, the contemporary American art glass gallery where the tile car is on display.

The added weight of the tiles would present a significant challenge to the car's suspension and tires, but now that the vehicle has a higher calling as a work of art, it has no need to be mobile. If you look closely, you can see that the car is floating above the ground, held up by a heavy-duty transport cart. You can also (barely) see the photographer in the gallery window.

Glass Reunions is located at 825 Duval Street in downtown Key West.

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Photographed by Bill Hodlin, 5/3/06
Posted on RoadTrip America 7/06

 


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