Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Mural: poppies by the freeway

I was driving up West Grand Avenue and found this highly decorative mural near the freeway on ramp.  It's by local artist Oliver Black and decorates the Blüm Oakland building.  What's that you ask?  I wondered too.  So I walked across the street to get a better idea.  First I admired the mural and its wonderful detail with an arts & crafts flair in the use of dark outlines.  Then I noticed the security guard.  Hmmm.  Then I smelled the distinctive sweet aroma of cannabis.  Oh.  It's a marijuana clinic.  That explains the razor wire along the top of the fence.  Who knew?

Welcome to Monday Mural:  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 decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to the mural finds posted this week.

Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

16 comments:

  1. This is very nice. I like it better than those that I cannot make sense of with the weird writing and all. Am I getting old or what?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Back again this week. Have a good one.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Not sure what a marijuana clinic is - is it where they destroy illegally found drugs?

    ReplyDelete
  4. The things we find out by blogging in our own cities hey ODP :) Love the poppies, that's the prettiest security wall I've seen!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great mural with the poppy's. A theme you don't find often.

    ReplyDelete
  6. this is very attractive. hmmm, poppies, eh?!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love these! What a great pop of color!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very psychedelic! In keeping with the marijuana? Just well they weren't growing opium poppies in there...
    Thanks for hosting.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's a beautiful mural. So bright and cheerful.

    ReplyDelete
  10. They are beautiful poppies! That is a real eye-catcher. Thanks for hosting us all! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hah! The symbolism of poppies for a marijuana clinic is pretty interesting. It will feed the biases of folks who think marijuana is a gateway drug leading to more serious drugs.

    ReplyDelete
  12. The colors, man....:-) Seriously, it is a very pretty mural!

    ReplyDelete