Monday, March 01, 2021

Monday Mural

For my spinal xray we took the car to Balaclava and had a bite to eat somewhere and as we were leaving, R piped up and said, 'Let's go past our old house', and we did. The names of our neighbours across the road did not come instantly but the names Helen and Ross we did eventually remember. They were a lovely couple who we interacted with socially at times and now there is a mural on the side of their probably former house as they were about ten years older than us and have probably moved on in someway, to put it kindly. 

But what to make of the mural? It's dramatic.

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  1. That IS quite dramatic. I wonder if that wall kept getting hit by graffiti so they commissioned the mural to discourage it? You don't often see a mural on a house!

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    1. Never graffitied in our time there Steve, but it was 1990s.

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  2. Is there someone living there or did it appear vacant. What an odd mural. Off-putting. Maybe that's the idea.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, I doubt it would be empty, but I don't know.

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  3. That is dramatic - and a touch unnerving.

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  4. Oh wow - that is big bright bold and bewildering. Obviously the owners gave permission or even commissioned it....by why is the question!

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    1. Cathy, it does look professional and paid for and indeed why that is the question.

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    2. If that mural was in my neck of the woods, I would be saying that the person had a nosy neighbor, and he commissioned the mural to make a point.

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  5. That mural reminds me of something recently seen here, in the newspaper I think. I like the colours of it. I once lived across the road from a couple named Helen and Russ, but that was in Sydney.

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    1. Oh River, you are once again bragging about having being around. We don't want to know sordid details.

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  6. The guy looks a little creepy in a fun way.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, creepy yes. Fun? Not so sure.

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  7. That's really not cheerful to say the least !

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    1. Gattina, the eyes could be that of owls.

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  8. That looks like a Stormie Mills mural, at least the little creature looks very much like one of his characters. Nice colours too :)

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    1. Sami, I don't know the name and I took the photo from the car so I couldn't look for a signature.

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  9. I like the eyes.

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    1. Travel, the eyes look a bit like mine at times.

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    1. How the are has been transformed in three decades Hels.

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  11. So Dang Cool - Hopefully It Was A Wonderful Trip Down Memory Lane For You Two - Any Conclusion From The X Ray - All The Best During March - Be Well And Eat Even Better

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, eating well is what we do well.

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  12. Kind of spooky AND. Is that figure on the right meant to be you? Cheer up me old china!

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  13. Crikey! Dramatic it is Andrew, but it is in my favourite colours 💙😉

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    1. Grace, I thought you would be tired of perpetual blue.

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  14. It most certainly is....! A sort of unsettling reminder that eyes are ALWAYS watching you. Always!

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    1. MM, just like the Department of Social Security.

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  15. I think plain white would be more attractive!!

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    1. Cro, what an attraction to taggers and scrawlers that would be.

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