Saturday, October 11, 2008

Curious mural

A year or so ago I had a mural theme that I posted off and on, and this one reminded me of the wealth of images we have on the streets here in both St. Paul and Minneapolis. I find this mural which is adjacent to a recently closed restaurant a rather curious one showing different modes of transportation; however, I cannot quite understand the buildings and searchlights. Any ideas?

14 comments:

  1. Hello Kate !
    Yes, very amazing and curious wall...
    But You have make a beautiful photo... Yes !

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  2. Curious but nice!

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  3. We could find more stories to build about this mural than about my captain!
    "Hit and miss", what a nice expression, thank you, Kate. I'll try to remember it with my pea brain...

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  4. I don't have answers about the search lights, but the Transportation Mural is by Scott Murphy.

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  5. I understand what you mean, but the lights and zepellin along with the building give a very Deco style look at the mural that goes very well with the outfits of the passangers (and surely the tram). I think it's gorgeous and very original.

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  6. Hm, maybe the lights are commemorating a World's Fair celebration? Was the World's Fair ever held there?

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  7. Beautiful detailed mural. I went to the Transportation Mural link. That was so interesting. Wish it had said something about the searchlights though. I don't have a clue...sorry.

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  8. It looks a bit wartime-ish. Its a complex piece of work.

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  9. That is a great mural! Very nice!

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  10. It has a 1950's feel to it...

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  11. That's a really nice mural.

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  12. waouhhh superbe cette peinture murale, une vraie œuvre d'art.
    waouhhh this beautiful mural, a true work of art.

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  13. I love it! I'm a big fan of poster & mural art.

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  14. this is wonderful on many levels. It is an interesting picture, I agree with jm and marley, sort of art deco, looking out for invading zeppelins in wartime theme. I find it even a tiny bit menacing.... fascinating find, I am enjoying your art/mural/sculpture series very much.

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