Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monday Mural: public portraits

Frank Rowicki did these oil portraits of iconic Oakland scenes around Lake Merritt.  He donated them to what I assume is the Grand Avenue business district association.  They are mounted on the side of a building on Grand Avenue at the entrance of a public parking lot.  They can easily be seen as you drive up Grand.  Frank now lives in Spokane, having moved there in 2005.  It looks like the beating sun is taking its toll on these pieces.

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 your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

Dear mural enthusiasts--I apologize for the Linky problems.  I'm working to straighten them out, hopefully by next Sunday.  Apparently it's related to the new Google feature of sending all visits to our blogs to an encrypted https format.  I say that like I know what it means.  Ha!  The recommended fix is not doing the trick regarding Linky.  If you have any ideas about what to do, please contact me.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

17 comments:

  1. Great to see such lovely work shared so openly.

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    1. No linky?
      I've put my link here for now and will be back later https://travelwithintent.com/2016/07/17/facial-expression-leake-street-graffiti/

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  2. These are real works of art!

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    1. http://halcyontravels.blogspot.de/2016/07/zany-mix.html

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  3. I envy good mural artists because of their talent and ability to make many sites more attractive and interesting.

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  4. Very pretty scenes, what a pity the weather is eating them away...

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    1. Can't find a link today.
      http://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/monday-mural-escadinhas-sao-cristovao.html

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  5. i really like these a lot! i don't see a link either, i think it is a problem with linky because i've seen it happen quite a bit lately on other blogs...it pops up here and there... here's my link http://monroega.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-few-murals-streets-of-zihua.html i will check back later to see if it is working!

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  6. Here's mine will also check back later.
    http://junkboattravels.blogspot.ca/2016/07/rochester-ny-some-murals.html

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  7. My link for today: https://belohorizontedailyphoto.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/monday-murals-matryoshkas/

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  8. Great to see this outdoor gallery!
    My link:
    http://nixpixmix.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/emerald-bus-shelter.html

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  9. Nice gallery!
    My link : http://occasionaltoronto.blogspot.ca/2016/07/bee.html

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  10. That is a problem with hanging art outside.

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  11. My post is here;
    http://sydney-city.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/marrickville-mural.html

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  12. Well, at least I'm not the only one who can't find the linkup! I have a brand new mural, just finished. http://webcroft.blogspot.com/2016/07/strasburgs-third-mural.html

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  13. Linky is moody. Mine is here this week.

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  14. Here's mine.
    http://junkboattravels.blogspot.ca/2016/07/monday-mural.html

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