Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Mural: Temescal Fair mural

Today was the annual Temescal Street Fair on Telegraph Avenue which celebrates the neighborhood and Oakland in general.  All kinds of local businesses have booths, there are four performance stages, and lots for kids to do.  Seemed like everyone and their dog was there.  There's something liberating about walking in the middle of the street checking out the scene.  I also checked out the murals.  This one was not here last year and is done by Jake Watlin.  It looks cartoonish and I don't recognize the references.  But when you take a closer look, there is an under texture of what looks like faded newspapers.  It surprised me.  It's around the corner from a mural I showed you last year.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You get to decide what constitutes a mural.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to the mural finds posted this week.

19 comments:

  1. Automobile tires play a large part in this mural. I don't get it nor do any of the characters look familiar.

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  2. Some of those creatures look like they might be high on something. ;)

    Sounds like a fun street fair!

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  3. Fun and lol at Hilda! Funny also that the lady is looking the other way! :-)

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  4. The more I look at this one, the more confused I am with it!!

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  5. That's a fun mural and I like the extra interest the pedestrian provides.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  6. An interesting and fun mural. There must be a theme there somewhere. I will keep looking.

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  7. It is a nice one with funny images and full of colours.

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  8. Everything looks really happy on this mural. Even death himself.

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  9. Interesting to say the least. It probably perks up ones spirit when seeing this one. MB

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  10. oh that is neat with the newspaper print underneath...i like how you photographed it with the passer-by!

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  11. Love the smiling giraffes! :-) Very cool mural.

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  12. The variety of bright murals you find never ceases to amaze me!

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  13. Nope, no Vélib' in Versailles!

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  14. I like murals that you can study for a long time. There is certainly quite a mix in this one: fun cartoon characters, a scary crow and death. Thanks for finding yet another interesting mural for us.

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  15. Great pic of a great mural ! There are lots of very creative artists in your area! I wish I could have been there for the fair. Bonne semaine !

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  16. Bos días:
    La chica también sonríe al pasar por tan sonriente mural
    Da gusto ver una escena tan grata, el sol y las sonrisas lo dicen todo...
    Salud y Libertad :]´

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  17. It's quite fun whatever it means. I like all the bright clear colours!

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  18. Sometimes murals make no sense at all but are just good fun, but it's hard not to be curious about the artists motivation oui!

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  19. That´s such a beautiful mural. I love it. Greetings.

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