Mighty Monday Mural

Today yielded yet another interesting experience from the downtown scene.  This is Week #3 for this type of a start-of-the-week entry; first it was the candy bar (which is still on the ledge!), then it was a pretty sneaky (read: clever) marketing tactic… if I’m not careful, this blog might start to organically adopt some sort of “Metro Monday” theme…

But alas, things are what they are; and it’s my ‘job’ to simply acknowledge them, and delight in them.  So that’s what I did, and that’s what I’ll now share with you.  🙂

Today I took a little stretch break over the lunch hour.  I felt like I needed some fresh air and fresh scenery, so I started moving a few blocks in the opposite direction that I normally head; and as I walked through a corridor of a building, I saw this:

This scene was a larger-than-life-size mural.  Because the corridor I was standing in was only five or six feet wide, I literally couldn’t back up far enough to photograph the entire mural, much less capture the perspective of the hallway that it was in to better convey the mural’s true size.  So, please imagine that this mural is easily eight feet high, and twelve feet long – in other words, it’s massive.

I adore black-and-white photography, and I also adore the early 1900s; so when I saw this ‘ordinary’ office building wall covered with this amazing mural, I literally stopped mid-stride, stood still in the middle of the corridor, and gazed at the picture.  Just stared.  I was completely immersed.  It was wonderful.


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A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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8 Responses to Mighty Monday Mural

  1. Christine says:

    Vintage photos are the best!


  2. Touch2Touch says:

    Vintage photos? Okay, not an enormous fan —
    But I can’t begin to imagine the effect of this one being HUGE and surrounding you, it would be an incredible experience —
    What a difference size and perspective can make! Nice to be knocked off your pins once in a while, huh?


    • Stef says:

      It *is* amazing the difference size can have! I remember in college, visiting an art museum where every picture in a series was tiny – 1.5″ x 1.5″. The size required a different type and level of interaction with the art than I had ever had before – and such was the case with this piece, too. But I hadn’t really put the two together until your comment just now. Thank you for drawing that to my overt attention. 🙂


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