Monday, November 06, 2006

Mural-Indoors

Inside the Blaire Arcade on Western and Selby Avenues are a number of murals depicting life in St. Paul at the turn of the century. In the background is the artist's rendition of the Cathedral, located just down the street.
Today in Mn. History: 1854-Thirty-one individuals form the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, St. Paul's first volunteer fire-fighting force. (Historical information taken from the MN Historical Society's website: mnhs.org)

20 comments:

  1. Nice! I've been there but never noticed any murals... maybe I didn't go to the right hallways. Next time I'll look carefully.

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  2. WHOA!! This is just soooo way cool. You managed to capture it just perfectly :)

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  3. Good morning Kate!
    How peaceful atmosphere in this picture even the colours are strong.
    Have a peaceful, colourful week!
    Thank you for visit my page.

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  5. what a lovely mural! there seems to be so many in St.Paul. have you shot them all?

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  6. how nice! I hope there were murals like that here in Akita!

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  7. comme nathalie : superbe,j'adore ce genre de peinture.

    like Nathalie: superb, I adore this kind of painting.

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  8. nice scene, St. Paul is definitely the city of murals, amazing how many you have and they're all very interesting.

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  9. st. paul has the most interesting murals, are they many more?

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  10. It made me think of the historical era depicted in an Edith Wharton novel, but I probably should have thought about Fitzgerald's work, right?

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  11. To my wonderful fellow bloggers, Thanks for your comments and visits. Until I started blogging, I NEVER noticed the plethora of murals. Now I see them all over the place; many are tucked away in out-of-the way places. There are SO many more that I have noticed; some look very professionally done and others look like they are the expression of a community or neighborhood--great "folk" art. Stay tuned!!

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  12. Who knew St. Paul was the City of Murals?

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  13. since I run my DP site I recognise also more details in my city.

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  14. Hi Kate, Thanks for stopping by. So good to visit you and catch up with what your posting.

    All the best from Réal France.

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  15. Very interesting and charming mural. I love the perspective.

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  16. The perspective is so good here it looks real. This is beautiful.

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  17. What a beautiful Mural... Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  18. What a wonderful mural! Thanks for keep visiting my blog while I'm away :)

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  19. arent firefighters the best? I enjoyed your previous post of firefighters and this painting is another great show of respect for a fine profession

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