... with open eyes, and a generous heart, there is awe 'round many a corner ...
This is very nice, very beautiful painted.
Nicely done and an excellent message. Too bad it is no longer there, but thank goodness for your camera, Julie.Luv, K
oh yes, photographs for the memory-box indeed. A great mural; very eye-catching.
Would have been better to transfer the mural to another site :-).
Thankfully there are people like you to capture the past (and the present)! What a shame that it has been destroyed.
I like that, shame it wasn't more permanent.
Yes, photography does protect much from totally disappearing!
I like it, good use for a hoarding. Looks positive.
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.
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'.
This could have been a nice permanent mural.
You did a great job of photographing and preserving the mural.
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.
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!
it now lives on in your photos!
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.
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!
with a sad message, however....
With a sad message, I agree. But I also agree that our discussion on this post has been lively an positive (no pun intended).
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