A pair of murals along the walls of the Cosmic Cantina depict what could be a post-apocalyptic Franklin Street. Perhaps its the near-blinding fulvous canvas that adds to the ominous feeling. Or is it the brooding moon? One thing's less disputable, the paintings mimic a barren Franklin Street both to the east and west of the bargain burrito joint.
The nameless piece was painted by former UNC-CH student James Briley about four years ago, according to restaurant staff.
(photograph taken at Cosmic Cantina on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill)