Monday, August 26, 2013

Cityscape

I was wandering past a laneway on Thursday when my eye caught a hint of red down the lane so I immediately turned and found this wonderful newly painted mural on the back of a garage. It was done by artist Colin Bloom who apparently is a university student who got a summer grant to provide murals at a reasonable rate to homeowners having problems with graffiti. It is quite nicely done and looks like a King St scene with the old building and one of our famous streetcars. He even has a couple of  bike stands painted in there!
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.

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21 comments:

Sharon said...

That really is a nice one.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Sweet, sounds like a good internship to boot

EG CameraGirl said...

His work is outstanding! I hope it lasts a long, long while.

don said...

A beautiful mural and one I hope helps with the graffiti.

Kate said...

I hope that it stays in this pristine condition without unwanted graffiti.

altadenahiker said...

It's wonderful. We have some garage murals in Altadena -- I'd love to have one but first I need a garage.

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful rich colours, love the streetcar!

Lowell said...

An excellent mural from a number of viewpoints, including the artistic one. I especially like that he included your iconic red streetcars!

cieldequimper said...

Veru pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

that is really very nice!

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful mural.

Jack said...

This is a very nice mural. It is fascinating that graffiti is so widespread that homeowners must preemptively paint murals in an effort to divert the taggers elsewhere. What a society!

Small City Scenes said...

It is very cool looking. what a good guy. MB

Halcyon said...

This is really nice! I hope it does help to deter the graffiti.

Randy said...

Nice one.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I had to hunt to find the garage. Well camouflaged by the enchanting mural. What a fabulous program to offer citizens. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

JM said...

Very nice.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You just 'happen' to spot the best murals Pat..Murals are so popular..I have my own floral one as you know :)))

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Gerald (SK14) said...

that's really lovely - hope he gets more commissions

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