For today’s Square Lines Challenge I’d like to share these images from Ashland, Wisconsin. The Veterans Mural, which took two years to complete, was dedicated in the summer of 2005. These portraits on Vaughn Avenue and Main Street honor those men and women from Ashland who served in the armed forces during various wars and conflicts. The artists referred to photos of the actual people in order to make the mural as accurate as possible.
Cee’s picture for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge provided several interesting topics on which to focus and after a quick look through the photo files I decided on Murals as the subject for this post. We’ve come across quite a few murals on our travels, both outside and indoors, including this one at the Joliet Area Historical Museum in Illinois.
This whimsical mural was painted on the side of a building in Marion, Illinois.
They go in for murals in a big way in Ashland, Wisconsin! They even have a Mural Walk that covers an 8-block area of the Main Street business district. Many of the exterior walls are decorated with these interesting artworks.
Also in Ashland is the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center that has some fine murals on display indoors.
I thought I’d finish with just a section of a rather bizarre mural that we saw on an exterior wall in Lexington, Kentucky.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Week 2 Photo – truck, mural, octopus, whale, blue, etc.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week asked us for pictures of graffiti and murals and you may be asking yourself what the first picture has to do with either. Well this one comes under the heading of graffiti. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan of Banksy and there’s nothing wrong with brightening up a dilapidated building or train car with a bit of artwork but when it comes to despoiling nature’s beauty, then I get as mad as hell!!!! Can you tell? We came across this magnificent scene on the way to Arches National Park in Utah and were horrified to see that some irresponsible individual had scrawled all over the left face of the rock in black paint. You can’t see it in this picture nor will you in the future. I refuse to give that person any kind of encouragement by showing photos of such desecration here on this blog. End of rant.
Now from the profane to the sacred; An inspiring mural acts as a backdrop to Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue in the North Visitor’s Center in Temple Square, Salt Lake City.
An intriguing mural made of corn on an exterior wall of The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
A mural painted on the side of a building in downtown Chicago is no longer visible since another building was placed right next to it. I was glad I captured this image when I did.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/10/13/cees-fun-foto-challenge-graffiti-murals/