We put our heads together and chose 50 people, places and things that you can look at and readily identify as unique to our community.
Check back daily to see a new object. We will compile the entire list as we go on our website,wcfcourier.com. Watch soon for a fun memory game to play online with the pictures.
WATERLOO | Somewhat hidden in the rebirth of downtown Waterloo is The Catacomb Lounge & Galleria de Paco.
Perhaps that’s what artist Paco Rosic had in mind when he created his version of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel to the downtown mosaic, at 622 Commercial St.
About 10 years after his arrival in Waterloo, Rosic decided to elevate his art even further by opening his own gallery while undertaking a project that no other artist had attempted: He went to Rome to study Michelangelo's masterpiece and replicate this amazing work through his own aerosol interpretation. His dedication and the labor-intensive project led to the Galleria de Paco restaurant and Catacomb Lounge. The establishment houses various examples of Rosic’s work.
Rosic’s “Sistine Chapel” drew global media attention and has been featured on various news and talk shows, as well as the Internet.