Monday, 4 June 2012

CHINATOWN MURAL, CITY

Melbourne has a thriving Chinatown (more photos of this in a later post) along Little Bourke St. In a parking lot tucked away from the main strip is this unlikely, colourful and whimsical mural adorning the bare gray wall. There are some wonderful humorous details one may see on close up. However, the whole reminds me of an alien creature! Would have been wonderful to have a colourful sky decorating the expanse of gray wall around the creature, but it is a very large area...

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.







16 comments:

  1. What a fun, colorful mural, Nick! I love your photos that show us some of the details we can't see in the first shot! I'm so glad you included them all! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  2. I totally love this one, Nick! The little details are wonderful! Little Red Riding Hood with the spray can - priceless.

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  3. This is definitely graffiti artwork. I love it. Wish it was here in our town instead of yours. It really does make the viewer smile and feel happy about life. Loved the way the artist spelled out HOTEL. This could easily be a quilt! genie

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  4. I agree it looks like an alien critter in its entirety. The details are pretty cool, too. :) Nice!

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  5. I love all of the little things going on in this mural. The Koala is my favorite.

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  6. Can't believe it Nick. We were at this spot on Friday night and it crossed my mind that this would be a good image for the Monday Mural meme.

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  7. This is so full of color! Interesting trips the mind takes for some people...lots of action! Great shots!

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  8. Such amazing and lovely murals. My fave is the one with the koala hiding...

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  9. This one has so much going on, it reminds me of a patchwork quilt. I like the inclusion of some aboriginal designs.

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  10. Definitely an alien creature. Composed by several artists, don't you think? I had the same thought as Violet, that it's like a patchwork quilt where everyone in the group contributes a square. A cool way to show off different styles. So glad you showed us close-ups. I wonder whose breaking out of the hotel prison? I see the knotted sheet goes all the way to the ground. Escaping a prison of the mind, maybe? Thanks for this contribution to Monday Mural.

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  11. Wow, love all the details - glad you got some closeups they really make the mural a lot more interesting.

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  12. A really interesting mural. I'm glad you showed the close-ups, it is worth it to study each of the pieces. :)

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  13. I also think it had to be a collaboration of many artists. My favorite part is the rib cage!

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