Monday, 30 January 2012

Monday Mural - Victoria Street

One of the blessings of photography, is the ability to show something that no longer exists. This photograph was taken early in 2010, in Victoria Street, Darlinghurst.

The mural was on the hoarding for the Kinghorn Cancer Research facility which is still under construction between the Green Park Hotel and St Vincent's Hospital.

This is my contribution to the Monday Mural community.

20 comments:

biebkriebels said...

This is very nice, very beautiful painted.

Kay L. Davies said...

Nicely done and an excellent message. Too bad it is no longer there, but thank goodness for your camera, Julie.
Luv, K

Carole M. said...

oh yes, photographs for the memory-box indeed. A great mural; very eye-catching.

Windsmoke. said...

Would have been better to transfer the mural to another site :-).

AL said...

Thankfully there are people like you to capture the past (and the present)! What a shame that it has been destroyed.

Ann said...

I like that, shame it wasn't more permanent.

Jim said...

Quite colourful.

EG Wow said...

Yes, photography does protect much from totally disappearing!

Peter said...

I like it, good use for a hoarding. Looks positive.

Jane Bennett Artist said...

Hi Julie,
So glad you photographed this as so many were upset at its loss. In late 2009 & early 2010 I did some plein air paintings of this mural & the other buildings - Rankin Court, the Diabetes Centre & the RMO- demolished for the Kinghorn Centre construction.They'll be exhibited at St Vincent's 3rd Feb - 8th March.

Julie said...

Thanks for being in touch, Jane. I live close to Vinnies, so will go along and have a look at your exhibit. I will email you to get permission to cover the exhibit on 'Sydney Eye'.

VioletSky said...

This could have been a nice permanent mural.

Andy said...

You did a great job of photographing and preserving the mural.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've looked at your post this morning and thought about it during the day. That is something special that photography offers, capturing and preserving the essence of things ... provided we take the trouble to do so. But it is often the things that we were not meaning to photograph, the things in the background, that in the end prove the most interesting further down the track.

Julie said...

I agree to some extent, Joan. Take today's photograph. One of the commenters has taken me into an altogether different space, which you will hear more about over the next little while and, indeed, as the year progresses. You see, she is a taphophile!

RedPat said...

it now lives on in your photos!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Photographer as cultural historian is a time honored tradition. I too lament that this mural is gone. But it seems to me that street artists live with the understanding that their work is likely ephemeral. Thank you for participating in Monday Mural this week. Your post generated lively interaction that was interesting to read. And thanks for the heads up about the missing W. It had been there and then wasn't. It's again in place.

Linda said...

One of the beautiful things about the camera is the ability to record for the future. So glad you caught this one and saved it! Thanks for sharing!

CaT said...

with a sad message, however....

Julie said...

With a sad message, I agree. But I also agree that our discussion on this post has been lively an positive (no pun intended).