For about 20 years we've all been enjoying the cow mural that's painted on the old Fratelli's ice cream factory at 19th & Madison. The site will probably be developed soon (details), so I suggest you all go and admire the cows while you may.
In 1992 the owner of Fratelli's, Mr. Peter Morse, shared with me some details of the mural, which was painted by his brother, and I'd like to share them with you now, so that you can better enjoy the mural.Here's a Seattle Times art critic's column from 1987 about the mural and its creation and here are some notes from the artist about his work, and here's a link to a Seattle Times article about the Fratelli's ice cream company.
Below is my amateur attempt to preserve the mural: a Quicktime VR panorama of most of it. Click on it to open it in Quicktime Player, then zoom in & out and drag your mouse around in the picture to pan left/right/up/down. (A Quicktime player for PC or for Mac available FREE here).
Here's the Quicktime VR file: cows.qt (big 3MB file, might take a while, but it's worth it)
I recall cycling to work to the Hutch on First Hill, back in 1987, and watching the mural evolve a little every day. It's been a wonderful addition to our neighborhood, and I'll be very sad to see it go. Let's hope the developer manages to incorporate the image into the new building.