Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Old-fashioned Sunday

"A summer season when soft was the sun." The Vision of Piers Plowman
Last year I posted quite a few murals, but along the way I found other subjects to photograph and turned my attention away for awhile. Now I decided to see if I could find some more. On an old abandoned building on West 7th Street I discovered a few murals that depicted St. Paul of yore. This mural is damaged along the bottom as you can see, but the leisurely Sunday afternoon is still quite obvious: a child's simple pleasures, a couple strolling, a Mississippi barge and the Cathedral upon the hill.

19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful mural. I don't think we have anything like that here. Delightful!

    (Re: brick buildings and community college, you got captions & photos mixed up :D, take another look.)

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  2. very nice mural! brings you back to the time when life seem so simple

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  3. How lovely - very peaceful looking scene!!!

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  4. I remember all of your mural shots from last year. They were wonderful. This one is great and isn't it amazing that is was on a wall. Lots of pastels how lovely is that... :) :)

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  5. Its amazing that the mural is still there and in such good shape. I'm glad you found it on the abandoned building.

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  6. How lovely! I'm so glad that you have this photograph of the mural because it looks like time will have its way with it, eventually. Thanks.

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  7. cette peinture murale est vraiment magnifique. Elle merite de se trouver dans un musée

    This mural is truly magnificent. It deserves to be in a museum

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  8. Ican see it only the miniature of the portal. It looks like a Toulouse Lautrec painting... I adore it !!! Thank you Kate to share it with us.

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  9. So wonderful photos you have here! I looked now at many of them and all are so good. And much, much to see.
    Why a day has only 24 hours ? :)
    Also this mural is nice to look at.
    Have a happy days, Kate!

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  10. Very nice mural indeed, fortunately quite well preserved! The size? (It would have been nice to see the building and the surrounding on a second photo.)

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  11. That is a nice mural. The person who did it was a gifted artist with house paint and brushes.

    Nice post, Kate.

    oldmanlincoln

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  12. I always say I was born too late...but I would not want to wash those grass stains on my long dress ;-)

    (what is that tower behind the barge?)

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  13. oh this reminds me of Seurat's Le Grand Jette (in the Art Institute)-- so pretty!

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  14. This is so interesting. Who painted this? Do you know? How old is it? Too many questions, I'm sure...

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  15. That's a really great find, Kate. The bricks make it look like a Whitman Sampler :)

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  16. --Kekiinani,Thanks for your thoughtful comments!!
    --Isabella, I was hoping no-one would ask me that question; I have no idea
    --Jilly, can't answer your questions either. The building is so ramshackle that I doubt any historian has taken an interest in it.
    --Peter, I'm trying hard to honour the one-photo-a-day request for posting photos on my blog in the daily photo blog "rules", altho I admit that I have violated that on several occasions.

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  17. This is a nice one, Kate. I'm glad you brought it to us. I do enjoy seeing the murals of St. Paul

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  18. beautiful mural :)

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  19. Beautiful! Wish someone would get someone to repair it.

    Isn't that the way? Somebody... get someone... to do something?

    But I'm sure that not just anyone can go around, fixing up things. Because they are on private property...

    Mari-Nanci

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