Monday, July 02, 2018

Monday Mural

I came across this mural in East Melbourne on the side of a fire station. I think I may have posted a photo of it years ago, but it is a good mural, so worth revisiting. While researching I came across this blog, Melbourne Fresh Daily. I see some people who are very well known to me were readers of this blog which was ended just before Christmas last year, with a rather sad final post. I am puzzled as to why I never discovered the site. Nick is a terrific photographer, and I guess has rather expensive cameras. But his research is very good too. I need some time to go back through his blog. Perhaps I should have sick day from work. Here is a direct link to the post and it seems it is a mosaic, rather than a mural.

Sami does a Monday Mural link thingie when she posts a mural. So go to Sami's Colourful World to see more murals.


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  1. ce of art.The word mural doesn't do it justice. An amazing pie

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  2. Sorry for the garbage above. Should have said 'an amazing piece of art'

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    1. Yes Marie. It would a rather ugly wall without it.

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  3. Amazing. I would love to see it in person. I wonder whether the blog you linked to will return. I hope so.

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    1. It would be nice if it did EC, except his work while out roaming is rather superior to mine.

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  4. Happy Monday! It's sunset on unday here! That's an amazing mural! (The guy standing on his has his toes on fire tho. That's gotta hurt!)

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    1. Lol Mark. I did not really notice that, but now you mention it. Why didn't you go the full alliteration? It's sunset after a sunny Sunday in Summer.

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  5. Brightens up a dull wall.
    Will look at the links.

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  6. The imagery looks good, but I really don't like that combination of blue and orange.

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    1. Cro, I agree they clash, but perhaps they are meant to.

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  7. Harold Freedman wanted to dramatically design a bolt of lightning. I know nothing about Prometheus, Zeus and Pandora, but I can see their connection to fire is significant. So even if the fire station burns to pulp, the mosaics would remain intact. Clever Freedman :)

    https://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com/2018/05/harold-freedman-melbournes-artist-for.html

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    1. Once again Hels, I had forgotten about one of you posts that I even commented on and mentioned the work. Thanks for the link.

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  8. What a sad ending to the Melbourne fresh daily blog. From his post you can actually see the mosaics. It's a beautiful mural Andrew and thanks for mentioning my Monday Murals meme.

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    1. No problem Sami. Yes, it is a sad ending. It is a bit of a treasure trove for me, so I hope he keeps it up.

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  9. That's a beautiful mural/mosaic, I like it very much.

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    1. River, there is so much to see in it. It needs to be studied.

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  10. That sure is an incredible mural.

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    1. It is Lee, and good that it is fireproof.

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  11. I love street murals. The world is full of concrete ugliness. I love the bright colors and the beauty of art!

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    1. Maribeth, and the concrete ugliness is not reducing.

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  12. Gosh that's an amazing piece of art Andrew. Even as a mural it would have been a challenge, as a mosaic..astounding! I was wondering why Nick had stopped posting, it really is disheartening sometimes when you see the state of the world, especially at close quarters like that!

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    1. Grace, it is quite a large and detailed work. Yes, it is very sad about Nick. I understand how you can feel like that at times.

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  13. A mosaic mural. I wouldn't have figured that one out. It's wondrous.

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    1. Sandra, being a mosaic makes it doubly impressive.

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  14. Unreal Andrew!! Thanx For Posting Again.

    Cheers

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