Monday, 20 February 2012

Waterloo, mural

This mural has been painted on the back of a former industrial building facing Broome Street, that fronts South Dowling Street, in the inner city suburb of Waterloo. This part of the suburb has been gentrified in recent years with high rise apartments, shops, restaurants, cares and landscaped public spaces replacing many industrial and warehouse buildings. The mural was painted by Michiel Dolk and Jeff Stewart in 1980, on this building that was part of the former ACI Glassworks. Along with the old industrial equipment in the courtyard, they pay homage to the industrial past of the suburb.

23 comments:

  1. where have all the factories gone, gone to murals every one! Excellent photo!

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  2. Murals have such a way of dressing up ordinary things.

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  3. that's very effective. One of the better murals I've seen.

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  4. A great effect with all the gear in front.

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  5. A great effect with all the gear in front.

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  6. Great capture, Jim. I like this mural a lot.

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  7. The whole place looks very artistic - in an industrial way. Love it.

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  8. This is mural has a simple scene that the artist has turned into something fantastic.

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  9. What a wonderful use of the back wall! I am so intrigued by the capability and vision of the artists! And it fits so well with the equipment!

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  10. I love the pale blue!

    Happy Blue Monday, Jim. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

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  11. Super EYE for Blue and what a shot, JIM!!!!

    Have a great week!

    John

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  12. My compliments to the mural artist -a lot of skill is needed for this one! thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wonderful, Jim. I will toddle over and get my own shots of this one for my folder.

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  14. Thats an awesome mural, you have to look twice to realize its a painting and not real buildings. Thanks for sharing.
    Ann

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  15. It took me a while to figure out what was mural and what was not. I really like trompe l'oeil, and this one is a beaut. Thanks for participating in Monday Mural. And sorry for the delay in opening the Linky.

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