We visited Cape Girardeau, MO this year. it's not my first time there, but I haven't had enough time in the past to stroll the city. That's why I had no idea about this beautiful flood barrier wall. We enjoyed eating in a very nice restaurant called Celebrations I highly recommend and at a lovely barbeque place on the river walk called Port Cape Girardeau. Two musicians strummed and sang for us that evening. I found a wonderful blog called The Accidental Ozarkian, which gives a really nice description of how the wall came to be painted. I found it fascinating that they used murals to tell their history.
"Nothing is worth more than today."