Monday, April 23, 2012

Surprise Murals!

I took a ride on our relatively new light rail this past week - went downtown to have lunch and wander around town.  I was waiting for the train to arrive, watching the dismantling of the setup for the celebration of the one millionth rider, when I noticed these murals on the wall of the Post Office behind us.








I had no idea they were there!  I can find no information online about them...and have not taken the time to contact the city to find out anything about the artist.  Makes me wonder what else I am missing!  Guess it is time to "take another stroll around town".  (Anyone else remember which song this line came from?  My dad used to sing it to me...)

Linking to Monday Murals.

21 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

So lifelike! Great find, Linda. :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That's easy...our daughter is Irene...the line [lyrics] you're asking about is IRENE Goodnight....or....Goodnight Irene...the old version.

Love the murals. By the way, wish we had this form of transportation. Guess we'll never have anything like it being that we're in hurricane alley.

Dianna said...

So you rode The Tide, huh? We haven't done that yet. I'm glad it's a success.
How neat that you found surprise murals - right here, close to home!

Andy said...

Sometimes if you are not looking for something you will not see it. This time last year I wasn't looking for murals. Now I am and spot them in places I have past hundreds of times.

Carletta said...

My daughter took her daughters to ride the train a few weeks ago. They enjoyed it.
Can't decide if the murals are other Norfolk landmarks or not.
A super find while you waited!

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...nice find! I think all big cities should have this mode of transportation! Orlando Fl has been talking about it for years...it would relieve so much congestion on the highways!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the crisp, monochromatic theme to them. very nice!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic murals Linda, so glad you spotted them, are those books flying around in the murals??

Susan said...

You find the best murals. I haven't seen any in quite some time so not linking. Rural areas, you know?
LOve that these are subtle in color. Great find.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Cool find. It's always fun to turn around and find something you haven't seen before. The flying books make me wonder if library buildings are being featured. Good for your town in developing light rail. Seems like a good alternative to buses (and cars) and has a long tradition back to the age of trollies. Murals add more visual delight to the walk or ride. Thanks, Linda, for sharing this with us and participating in this week's meme.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are amazing!

Respect wildlife!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah! Good eyes you have! A million riders seems like a LOT if it's relatively new. I'm glad people are using public transit.

RedPat said...

I thought of libraries when i saw the flying books too! They are fabulous murals.

NixBlog said...

Oh! I really like these, Linda.

Red said...

Well done murals are awesome. the ones you show are very well done and will be an asset.

Rita said...

Love the monochromatic color of these. They are also very real looking. Amazing talent can be found in these murals.

Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Those are some striking B&W murals! Love the books flying like birds :) Even murals can't get away from powerlines!

Ebie said...

Amazing mural, and such a huge one! I always take the train to work, and each station has a different show or theme of art, even on a tiled wall.

Regina K said...

Wonderful images, I love buildings and architecture.

La Principessa Errante said...

These are wonderful, the use of black and white, and almost line drawings is so different they catch your eye and really make you want to study them.

Francisca said...

Surprises are one of the joys of life... at least happy surprises are. Would be fun to learn more about these architetural murals. There just must be a story behind these buildings and flying books.