Monday, July 2, 2012

Brick Murals

By definition, a mural is "a painting or work of art executed directly on a wall"...I certainly think these qualify!


Downtown Portsmouth is home of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.  These figures are all along the outer walls of the Museum.







Linking to Monday Murals.

19 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have never in my born days seen anything like this!!! Outstanding...love the concept, and how they jut out for a special effect and play with shadows.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Very interesting! When I saw your first photo, I was thinking it was the Sports Museum in Portsmouth, which we've been to; didn't realize there was one in Norfolk, too!

Beth said...

that is too cool that we both did a post about sports today!! i've not heard about this museum i will have to ask the hubby if he knew about it. we have been to the mariner's museum in newport news. that has even changed on the website ... guess that was when we 1st started dating so i'm sure it has really changed. have a great week. stay cool. (:

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Those are so cool! I think every brick building could do with one of those figures... :)

Good Morning Linda!

Jan n Jer said...

wow...so very creative!

Tricia Hays said...

How'd they do it? Is it raised bricks? I don't think I've ever seen anything like it, how neat! =)

TexWisGirl said...

really cool!

La Principessa Errante said...

Amazing, I have never seen anything like these, great new art form. Fun, Fun, Fun!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How very fabulous is this, built in murals, they'll definitely be there forever Linda. Well spotted, they're not that easy to see.

cieldequimper said...

These are brilliant!

VioletSky said...

Very cool. And a nice variety of sports seem to be represented.

RedPat said...

Very cool. I wonder if they were done when the building was constructed or were somehow added on? Either way I love them.

Photo Cache said...

that is pretty neat.

My MONDAY MURAL is here

Red said...

Awesome figures . I really like these murals.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

To echo the comments of other visitors, WOW!! So clever and subtle. I hope this starts a trend. I'm sure they could add more sports if they wanted. I'd like to see swimming just to see how they handle the water line. Thanks, Linda, for contributing to Monday Mural.

Francisca said...

Yup, yup... me too! So cool!

[Linda, you're welcome to ramble on my blog any time! And that is whether I would agree or not. In this case I sure do. Thanks!]

onespoiledcat said...

So incredibly creative for them to add these three dimensional touches to an otherwise boring red brick wall!

Pam and Sam

Marie said...

They are very interesting! You know, we lived in Olde Town Portsmouth for three years and I never went to the museum....we just aren't sports buffs. Have they opened up the new Train Museum yet?

NixBlog said...

Wow! Quite amazing. Now these were quite skilful bricklayers!