Monday, August 12, 2013

Fatima

This mural is found in the parking lot at the Evergreen Brick Works on one of the supports for a railway bridge that runs over the Don Valley. I'm not sure who the artist is since the only writing is "Fatima" so I assume that this is meant to be Our Lady Of Fatima, who was said to have appeared to 3 little shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. It is beautifully done and the rust washing down from the bridge gives a perfect touch to it.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.

21 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Imagine finding such a beauty under a bridge Pat, what a find.

Lowell said...

This is quite amazing. As you say, the artistry is superb. What a find!

Jack said...

It is beautifully painted, RedPat. Fatima is one of those names I know even though I know nothing about her.

Karen said...

What a beautifully done mural!

Sharon said...

This is really a beautiful mural.

TexWisGirl said...

WOW! gorgeous and peaceful!

VioletSky said...

The Catholic school/church near where I grew up was Our Lady of Fatima, but I never bothered to learn anything about her. This is lovely, but curious.

Marie said...

Wow...this is a really stunning mural!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, this is one I don't remember seeing before. I'll have to look for it next time I;m at the brick works.

Halcyon said...

It is lovely! I definitely like the earthy tones.

Andy said...

I'm not sure about the woman but the three creatures you could still find roaming the Don Valley.

Deb said...

Great find RedPat, glad you had your camera to hand ;)

hamilton said...

Those massive support pillars cry out for some art like this!

William Kendall said...

Quite a mural!

Randy said...

Great find!

llandudnopictures said...

Fits the space perfectly!

JM said...

Actually I've just watched on the news there is a pilgrimage to the Fatima Sanctuary today. In August Portuguese emmigrants use to come and spend holidays here and most of them are religious people.

Kitty said...

Wow. Lovely mural, RedPat. This must have taken a couple days to paint and a scaffold. I wonder whether it was commissioned?

Laura. M said...

I like the mural!
If it looks like the Virgin of Fatima in Portugal, Pat ... Now we return there in September at a concentration of Vespas:))

s.c said...

Great mural on a modest place. Thanks for showing

Vic G said...

This piece is called "The Pull Of The Land" by the artist Faith47.
http://www.streetartnews.net/2013/07/faith47-new-mural-in-toronto-canada.html
you can see more of her work here: http://faith47.com/