Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday Mural

Quite a number of people participate in Monday Mural, including Sami in Perth, WA. 

It was late summer when I caught a train to Hawthorn and saw this mural as I waited at the tram stop outside the station. I am not sure why later I was where I was in Riversdale Road when I came across this second mural. I expect there are big stories behind both.

I couldn't do much about the shadowing. 

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  1. I am sure that there are big stories behind them - and hope that some of your knowledgeable commentators can fill in the gaps.

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    1. EC, that would be good to know a little more.

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  2. I see you've got a nuisance comment.

    There must be stories behind these murals.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. What comment would that be WWW? I usually catch them quickly as they mostly come from time zones opposite to us, at night time their time when they think everyone is asleep. In fact here, most spam comes during day and so I am quickly on to it and kill it.

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  3. I like to know the story behind them.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. It would be interesting Dora.

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  4. Why don't you think bout creating your own mural Andrew? R could look after your brushes, spray and paint cans. I wonder what you would pick as your first mural? Perhaps a simple rainbow arching across a sapphire blue sky. Best not to get too complicated at first.

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    1. YP, without an artistic bone in my body it would be a three dimensional outline of a rectangular box, or a symmetrical house with a blue front door and cross over lace curtains at the evenly spaced windows.

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    2. Sounds like a pre teen retentive boy to me YP.

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  5. I have just finished reviewing a history of WW1 and am totally immersed in that era. I would love to know more about your first mural.

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    1. Who knows what will come up to surprise and or educate us Hels.

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  6. The second one looks like Albert Schweitzer.

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    1. Cro, can you stop sending me off to Google to find out about people, however, I do agree with you.

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    2. I came down here to comment that I thought it was Albert Einstein, but Cro's answer is probably correct, and it would explain the hands, since Einstein was an atheist. It is too bad that someone cannot collect the stories of these murals and assemble them into a book. There is some amazing artwork to be found in them.

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    3. Debby, it is very Einstein looking. Yes, some murals are really worth statements of who they at the least.

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  7. Both are very well done, the second quite expressive.

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    1. River, I really should return and take a better photo not spoiled by shadows. Thanks.

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  8. Like both of them, the second one is good and both would have a decent story behind them.

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    1. Margaret, wouldn't it be so interesting to know what they are based upon.

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  9. So amazing to see the talent that's out there, that often goes unrecognized. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, RO

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    1. Thanks RO. I am pleased you read this.

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  10. I'm guessing that is Einstein in the shadows there Andrew, thank goodness he didn't hide his intelligence in the shade 😉

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    1. A good way of looking at it Grace.

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  11. One can only assume that was someone's loved one from WW1. Not easy to research though.

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    1. Marie, it is difficult without any name of the subject or the artist.

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  12. I also think the second one is Einstein -- he has Einstein's sad eyes. The first one is obviously someone from World War I, given the presence of the poppy. A famous Australian military leader or soldier at Gallipoli, maybe?

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    1. Steve, I guess it probably is Einstein. Undoubtedly WWI but that is about all we can know.

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  13. Dig That Shadow Effect - Nice To See Your Out And About - Be Well And Stay Safe

    Cheers

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  14. Both are quite nice murals Andrew.

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    1. Sami, yes not everything has to be stunning.

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