Monday, December 03, 2018

Monday Mural

Melbourne's inner eastern suburb of Richmond is passionate about its football, as are many others who don't live in Richmond. The football team is known as The Tigers, and boy how do the mighty Tigers roar at times.  This mural was painted by well known artist Mike Maka (Tron).


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  1. Wow! What a beautiful mural! So lifelike and realistic and marvelous! I think would bring a lawn chair and just sit and gaze at it for a while!

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    1. Haha Maribeth. You would probably get offered drugs for sale if you did that.

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  2. That is so good.

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    1. Marie, only taken with my phone from a distance. I hope to replace it with a better photo.

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  3. Oh what fun. Not a sports fan, but definitely a fan of tigers.

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    1. EC, unless they are in a tree above you.

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  4. Great to admire. or and respect. But it has little respect for human life.

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    1. Vest, I would say no respect for human life, and why should it. Best we stay out of its way.

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  5. Looks like he got his prey under hand.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, just grabbed the ball from the opposing team.

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  6. Looks a lovely mural of a tiger.

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    1. Margaret, not the easiest of animals to paint, I should think.

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  7. Good one. Please send Mr Maka my congratulations.

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    1. Cro, if I run into him, I will do just that.

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  8. That's a fabulous mural! I love tigers. When we moved to Victoria the Tigers were doing well and the year they won the grand Final, hubby's parents came to visit so they could go to the match and their car was black and yellow. Yellow body with black vinyl roof. I have photos somewhere of my sons decked out in the Tigers footy gear.

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    1. Good lord River. The car sounds like a taxi. 1967, it would seem when they won the final. I am not surprised you don't remember a lot about Melbourne.

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    2. They won a grand final in the early 80's when my youngest was a baby or not yet born, so 1980 or 1981.

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  9. Good looking mascot- at leadt the locals aren't defacing it, which happens to lots of 'street art
    Their old ground is looking very tired and weary when seen from an a city bound train.

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    1. Cathy, good point. Some graffitists wouldn't care about defacing it, so it is interesting that they have left it alone. I guess you mean Punt Road Oval. Can't say I have noticed it much of late as I have passed in the train.

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  10. Beautifully painted Andrew, great find!

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    1. Sami, cross with myself that I didn't take a better photo as the work deserved it. I will fix that.

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  11. The artist did a great job. Excellent that you got the lady in there for perspective Andrew, it's a HUGE endeavour!

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    1. Grace, yes, I did think it was terribly clever of me to get the lady in shot. 😉

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  12. Brilliantly Colored With Flowing Motion - Well Done

    Cheers

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  13. Stunningly beautiful! :)

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