Monday, May 14, 2012

"The Manse Committee"

Last week I took part in one of 150 walks that were conducted in Toronto as part of Jane's Walk after renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs. The tour I did viewed the 23 historical murals that have been painted on Dundas St in what had once been the Village of Islington but is now part of the city.
Painted in 2010 by artist John Kuna  this mural shows a cut-way into what might have been the manse of the Islington Wesleyan Methodist Church during an inspection of the home's interior  by the manse committee in 1888. The picture gives us an idea of the furnishings and construction methods of the time.
Taking part in Monday Murals.  Click here to see more murals from around the world. 


If anyone out there knows why my pic is in the middle of my post instead of at the top please help!

28 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

W O N D E R F U L !!

VioletSky said...

That is so cool!
I wish these Jane's Walks weren't held on such an otherwise full weekend!
hmm, did you start typing this post and then post the picture? That's the only thing I can think of. But I'm sure you also thought of that.

Deb said...

What a great idea for a mural, have not seen one like this before.

Regina K said...

This is a fabulous mural looks like we are really seeing in the house.

I have that trouble with my photo being in the wrong place. It depends where your cursor is when you enter your text. You need to identify where the cursor is, sometimes I just start over.

Halcyon said...

I love this mural! What a cool way to show a blast from the past. :)
Sorry I can't help you with the blogger issues. I guess you've been migrated to the "improved" version. I don't like it much. :(

La Principessa Errante said...

That is sooooo fun!

Paul in Powell River said...

Wow! What a great idea, delightfully executed!

Jack said...

Now, this one is a marvelous and creative mural. Love it!

Sorry, I can't help you with the jumping photograph. I know my limitations.

Lúcia said...

In my opinion this is the coolest mural you've shown us, love it RedPat!!!

If it happens again and you are not happy, don't worry, you can format the post after publishing it. ;-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I didn't know that Jane's Walk was an international event. Ours occurred last week. Love the mural and the cut away technique. Looking at it is like being in a museum. Cool capture, Pat. Thanks for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

Randy said...

That something you don't see everyday.

Jennifer said...

Wow, that's spectacular! Love.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

absolutely beautiful, it looks so real is scary.

Shaun
Valleys ShutterBug

JM said...

This is truly amazing! What great work!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

So funny and interesting mural. Thank you for sharing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the effect of trompe-l'œil Pat, it adds a whole new dimension to a mural, well shown here.

Wayne said...

I'm a sucker for tromp-l'oeil too. Thanks for sharing this Pat.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an amazing mural! I'd never heard of Monday Murals before, either so I'll need to check that out!

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, like a giant doll's house!

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, like a giant doll's house!

Linda said...

The new Blogger does kind of jump around when you least expect it.
That apart, great trompe l'oeuil.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think I mussed a fantastic-sounding event! I would have loved this walk.

Andy said...

This mural is a real piece of art. I'm interested to know why you can't rearrange the photo. It should be easy using Blogger Dashboard. How do you upload your post?

Kitty said...

very, very cool mural, RedPat. It must have taken some time to create!

Francisca said...

This, and probably any of the Jane's Walks, would be a wonderful walk to go on. This is an excellent tromp-l'oeil! It's as if we were looking right into the house. I'm looking forward to seeing more murals from this walk.

To move the image to the top, open the blog post to edit, click on the photo, and drag it up to the top.

NixBlog said...

Fantastic mural!

Alan said...

Now that's a clever mural! And you never told me you live in Islington! We'll have to hook up for a coffee one day..:-)

Rita said...

I agree with a previous comment. My first thought was of a dolls house. Great capture.