Monday, June 30, 2014

For The Pigeons

This wall leads into a railway underpass and this mural which is a homage to all the pigeons that live there extends through to the other side and out about the same length as what you see here. It is impossible to get the whole thing in one pic while dodging the traffic along a busy Davenport Rd. The mural was painted in 2006 by a community group and has survived the elements quite well.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals from around the world.

24 comments:

Lúcia said...

Art and colour can transform any area in a much nicer place. ;-)

Birdman said...

Nice mural against the industrial backdrop... for such a dirty bird.

Luis Gomez said...

So good! Beautiful and creative.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Timing a shot while dodging traffic is always great fun.

TexWisGirl said...

that's cute to call attention to them! :)

Sharon Anck said...

I don't think I've ever heard of anyone paying homage to pigeons before.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh what a shot Pat... Amazing to think the mural goes all the way through and out the other side.. The power pylons in the background add a whole other dimension to the image..

Revrunner said...

I'd say it has survived VERY well, probably better than the bridge itself.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

That is just plain A Cool! the movement with the electric lines, the color, the whole thing is wonderful

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Wonder what the pigeons think of it??

Gerald (SK14) said...

a homage to pigeons - they get a bad press here so I can't see anyone doing that over here.

cieldequimper said...

I like the blue!

But please, pretty please do NOT get me started on pigeons. I spend way too much time EVERY weekend cleaning up their mess on my windowsills and balcony and moaning about flowers they destroy...

Halcyon said...

I don't like pigeons, but this is a nice mural. :)

Andy said...

Mural painting at the under passes seems to become more and more popular. I just started following a graffiti blog about T.O. Thought you might find it interesting.
http://graffitiluxandmurals.com/

hamilton said...

Love the jumble of pigeons and hydro lines.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This mural definitely softens the industrial landscape. Paying homage to pigeons is a new concept to me. I guess that also means no eating them, right? Thanks, Pat, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

William Kendall said...

It's quite eyecatching.

Taken For Granted said...

Quite an unusual mural in an industrial setting. Glad it has survived without graffiti or deterioration.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very busy looking scene, lots going on!

José Mendonça said...

Pigeons are the reason why I can't have birdfeeders... Grrrr! Nevertheless it's great to see a homage to these "flying rats"! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. I can't say pigeons are MY favourite birds. :))

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The mural adds so much color to the area. Lovely!

Laura. M said...

For eight years still going strong!!

Stephanie said...

Makes for a great photo!