Monday, August 24, 2020

Monday Mural

I never really thought I would post this pair of photos for Monday Mural. The name of a suburb is not so interesting and the photos were taken at a skateboard park. Maybe you can find some interest in the work but I doubt it. Better you head to Sami in West Australia and see what she has for Monday Mural.

However, Prahran is combination of Aboriginal names, rather usual for one of our early then outer suburbs when most suburbs had an English name. The streets where I ISO walk are South Yarra, Yarra being an English interpretation of an Aboriginal name, along with the adjacent Toorak

This was hard to photograph, so two photos.



28 comments:

  1. They are at least a bright welcome to the suburb.
    I like the nod to the aboriginal names too, even if they have been anglicised.

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    1. EC, the Aboriginal names strike me as being quite odd.

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  2. Those murals are rather beautiful

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    1. Bright and gay John, just like we should be.

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    1. Jackie, maybe better than I thought.

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  4. ‘Morning Andrew. It’s wonderfully bright isn’t it. Lots of different bits and pieces in amongst the lettering. I like the fact it continues round the corner rather than be broken into two.
    I looked to see where it actually was and found it featured on this site.
    https://chapelstreet.com.au/street-art/

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    1. Cathy, that's an interesting site. I see a number of works there I have shown myself.

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  5. Very nice. I like the bright colors. Being American, I wonder how to pronounce this?

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    1. Maribeth, Pruh-ran. Emphasis on the first syllable but you can almost run it together so it sounds like Pran.

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  6. I often find outdoor murals to be amateurish, but this one looks worth examining. And I love Prahran :)

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    1. Hels, aside from commissioned works, isn't amateurish the nature of the beast? St Kilda and Prahran have long been our traditional stomping grounds.

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  7. Looks like the kind of graffiti you might see on the side of an American freight train, but a tad more whimsical.

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    1. Kirk, or see on one of freight trains here too. Just a bit nicer.

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  8. Cheerful mostly I love emjou he sure knows how to smile

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  9. It's certainly colourful, and seems to have a Japanese influence.

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    1. Yes, I see what you mean Cro.

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  10. They looks ok, happy face there in these times.
    Take care.

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    1. We need lots of happy faces now Margaret.

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  11. I like it, it's cheerful and colourful. It made me smile.

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  12. Mural makes our neighbourhood more colourful

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    1. Hi PEJJ. Thanks for your comment.

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  13. I think it's a wonderfully cheery 'welcome to' sign 🌸 Andrew I'm so sorry to hear how fed up you are feeling, it can't be easy, such a long time. I thought about yourself and R a few days ago when I was struggling up Mounts Bay Road, after a long walk it nearly finished me off 😱 when we passed the place you stayed in when in Perth I couldn't help wishing you were here now, it was the perfect spot for you to get around. Sending big hugs to you both, keep your chin up 💜💙

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    1. Grace, you have no idea how free we would like to be and be staying in Mounts Bay Road. What a bugger that just when we worked out the free city bus, it was time to leave Perth. Every time we walked up Mounts Bay Road it nearly finished us off, without any other walking. We are from Melbourne and we don't do hills.

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  14. Lovely and colourful...why would you not want to post these?

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    1. Lee, clearly I misjudged them. Everyone seems to like the work.

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