Monday, 21 March 2016

MOONEE PONDS MOSAIC

Moonee Ponds is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Moonee Ponds had a population of 13,532. Moonee Ponds is home to Queens Park and the Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Puckle Street is the main shopping street and there are many shops and cafes along its length. At its eastern end is Moonee Ponds Junction and at its western end is Moonee Ponds train station. It is a lively and colourful, old fashioned strip shopping centre.

The mosaic mural illustrated here is found in an arcade just off Puckle St and it was created in 1994 to commemorate the International Year of the Family. Local schoolchildren contributed to the creation of the mural.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme,
and also part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme.







12 comments:

  1. Such an interesting mural. in N.Ireland, we call them 'Muriels', as a joke

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  2. Fascinating!
    I hope you'll come drop by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/spring-has-finally-sprung.html and link up.

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  3. Great mosaic! It must have been a lot of work to create this.

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  4. Ah, thanks for showing the details of some of the mosaics! Great contribution of the kids! Thank you for showing this in SEASONS this week - poignant! Enjoy your week:)

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  5. I would love seeing this part of your world. I did not get the opportunity to see all the interesting things there many years ago.

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  6. Hello Nick, I really love the mural and to think the kids contributed makes it even more special. I would love to visit Moonss Ponds.

    Thank you for joining Blue Monday at Backyard Neighbor.
    Jeanne

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  7. Puckle St Moonee Ponds! There is an address to remember fondly :)

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  8. That looks amazing. Like the way you have zoomed in with your progressive images.

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  9. Love the simplicity yet complexity of this piece. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  10. Wow those are beautiful mosaics, could have taken time to make.

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  11. Love the idea of working children's art into a colourful mural. A stunning addition to the streetscape.

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