Monday, May 28, 2012

Another Islington Mural

This may be my favourite of the murals that I saw in the tour of the Islington Murals of a few weeks ago. Titled "Honouring Islington's Volunteer Fire Brigade" and painted by John Kuna (he did most of the murals) in 2007, this one shows some of the activities the firemen performed for the community when not fighting fires. In winter they would dam the Mimico Creek (which I showed last week) and create a skating rink complete with a snack bar to feed the happy skaters. You can see the Mongomery's Inn in the background. I love the rich colours in this one and since it is supposed to be +33˚C here today it's nice to see some snow!
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here to see more murals.

20 comments:

LĂșcia said...

I've visited your blog for over two years (am I right?) and I'm always amazed with the variety of great works around the city!

Yes, I've noticed it has been a while your shots show us only beautiful sunny days... ;-)

Steffe said...

This is a good one,

JM said...

The refreshment shop looks tridimentional. Fantastic!

VioletSky said...

I almost posted this one (after checking to confirm which one(s) you had already done) for the same reasons! I love the way the boarded up window is incorporated - hard to see, isn't it?!

Eyeliquor said...

it's Awesome!

Deb said...

Great mural and a nice folk memory rolled into one.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love this one. And you know what? The snow looks great - sure is warm here today!

Paul in Powell River said...

Very, very nice - it has a 50's feel about it, doesn't it.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

What a stunning mural. I think this one is my favorite so far.
Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Jack said...

This is an especially nice mural, RedPat. I agree with you.

Chrissy Brand said...

It's got a lovely historical charm to it and I love the depth too.

Halcyon said...

I really like this one! That old timey firetruck and the kids playing in the snow is cute and quaint!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love it Pat, a really dynamic mural and as you say, good to look at when the weather is steaming hot!

Francisca said...

I can see why this would be a favorite of yours, RedPat. The mural has a lot going on without being overly busy. It has a wonderful sense of nostalgia about it.

llandudnopictures said...

At first glance I thought the Refreshment kiosk was actually in front of the mural, not part of it!

Marleen said...

Great mural!

Dyanna said...

I really like the works of this artist John Kuna!

NixBlog said...

Wow! A very nice one it is too!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Very cool. Historical and sweetly nostalgic. That refreshment stand is so realistic I had to look twice to be sure it was part of the mural. Kuna really knows how to use the available space when creating the composition. Those long winter shadows are really lovely too. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural, Pat.

Rita said...

Wonderful artwork and such interesting information. I love to see cities keeping there history alive through murals.