Monday, February 6, 2012

Many Murals Monday!

My trip to Lake Placid, Florida,  The Town of Murals, was an enjoyable one, but (and I really am not complaining) the sun was shining...which means the murals were a little washed-out in the photos, with shadows I didn't want!  However, they were worth seeing anyway, and I am sharing them with you over the next few Mondays. 
This was a really nice one - one of the first ones I saw. 



These three are on the side of the Winn Dixie store -  this last one shows my hubby standing by the cowboy roping a steer - just to show the scope of the mural.  This one is HUGE!  And, when you walk up to it to view it, there is a speaker playing the sounds of a thundering herd, cows bellowing - fabulous!  I always enjoy this one - so much to see!  

This one, depicting the growth of oranges as a cash crop, is really fascinating - the picker seems to be sticking out of the mural!

There are so many - 42 in all - so it will take a few weeks to show them.  I will include a bit of their history in coming weeks.

Mosey on over to Monday Murals to see more murals from everywhere (or nearly everywhere!)

Happy Monday!



12 comments:

Andy said...

Wow! Lots of detail in these murals. Put a cowboy hat on hubby and he would fit right in with the mural.

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

I have never heard of a talking mural! These are fabulous, so I can't wait to see the others.

Dorian Susan said...

I'm still jealous about that whole "town of murals" thing. Love seeing your hubby in scale to the piece. I went to college in Jax...Winn Dixie. Haven't thought of that one in years.

EG Wow said...

Well-done murals!

The sun sounds very inviting to me! :)

Nellies said...

Wow, never seen anything like this! I especially like the series of three, with all the cows, really beautiful! Thanks for sharing Linda.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice captures Linda, beautiful murals and many of them, looking forward to seeing more.

This is Belgium said...

much nicer and more interesting than our street graffiti

RedPat said...

These are fabulous! Worth a trip to see them or just see them here as you post them!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love murals! I have photos of them, too. Somewhere!!! What a great idea for a theme.

Cheers from Cottage Country!

Dianna said...

These area amazing, Linda!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love, love, love the cow mural. And a talking one at that. Can't believe how huge it is. I don't think of cowboys when I think of Florida, so would love to know more about the history of the cattle industry in Florida. Thank you for participating in Monday Mural. I look forward to see what else you have for us.

Southwest Arkie said...

Love the cattle drive mural- someone is very talented!