I was driving around downtown Yakima the other day on the hunt for some great mural selfie walls and I noticed something out of the corner of my eye as I came to a full stop at the end of the alley by the Orion Cinemas & Mickey's Pub.

It was a pair of beautiful black ladies' shoes, with one shoe positioned perfectly on top of the other. Surrounding the shoes were strategically placed rocks and autumn leaves. On the top of one of the shoes lies a cobalt blue armband, embossed with a white design of unicorn heads.

I asked my Facebook friends if any of them knew the meaning behind this shoe shrine but no one seems to know the story. Do you?

Oftentimes when one sees a shrine of this sort it means that someone was killed at the location. I hope nothing tragic like that happened on the corner there by the alley, but the sad feeling in my gut tells me otherwise. I don't know whom this shoe shrine is dedicated to, but I can tell that she was loved and is still dearly missed.

I searched online to see if any news stories would come up about a possible crime victim on Chestnut Ave or S 2nd Street, but nothing was found.

What do you know about this black shoe shrine, and do you know who the shoes may have belonged to?

Spotted: A pair of beautiful black shoes, leaves, and rocks on the sidewalk at the alleyway corner between Orion Cinemas (202 E Chestnut Ave) and E. Z. Tiger restaurant (222 E Chestnut Ave).

Reesha Cosby via Facebook
Reesha Cosby via Facebook
Reesha Cosby via Facebook

Take a Pic of Yourself in Yakima at One of these 74 Mural Selfie Walls

Big cities have famous spots where we like to take sightseeing selfies, like the Gum Wall in Seattle's Pike Place Market, or the What Lifts You Wings mural in Nashville, and even artist Candice Taylor's brand new Crown Act Wall in Southeast Washington, D.C. You've no doubt taken quite a few selfies in front of popular landmarks and selfie wallls.

Did you know that the city of Yakima, Washington, has over seventy-four (74) murals that would make for a fantastic place to get your sightseeing selfie? The locations included in this gallery include one-of-a-kind murals found at:





  • Hamilton Park Mural Wall on Mead Ave (the cross street is S 24th Ave)
  • Churchill's Booklovers Haunt: 125 S 2nd St
  • Various Homes across from the MLK Jr. Park Splash Pad: S 8th St
  • United States Post Office: 112 S 3rd St
  • Cost Less Carpet of Yakima (on the back side of the store): 210 N 5th Ave
  • Dollar Stretcher (in the alley behind the store): 501 W Lincoln Ave
Keep your eyes out for one of our unique photo-op murals to add to your collection in your social media pics, and stop and take a memorable selfie of yourself in the heart of Yakima!

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