Monday, April 30, 2012

Cobourg Mural/Our World

 Mural on water treatment plant, Cobourg, Ontario

This mural depicts the early days of Cobourg, founded in 1798, and is a celebration of the town's bicentennial. As you can see,  fourteen years after the celebration the mural is dirty and looking a bit worn.

Closeup of left side


Closeup of right side

Click  HERE to see tons more photos about Our World.

45 comments:

Sandra said...

worn but so beautiful, a fantastic idea and very talented artist. i am happy to see the mural are coming back and it makes something attractive that might be an eyesore

Jill said...

I think this is fantastic! Such a beautiful scene.

Betty Roan said...

It may be old and dirty, but it is still amazing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love murals like that. Maybe it will get restored one day.

A Garden of Threads said...

Although it is dirty it still looks wonderful. Amazing what painters will use for a canvas. Jen.

Shammickite said...

After being exposed to the elements for a few years, the painting is bound to deteriorate. Shame. But the colours are still vibrant and it still looks good.

see you there! said...

Really beautiful work by an artist with obvious talent.

Darla

Kate said...

Murals, even when need of a face-lift always improves the environment. Guess someone better get to the city fathers. It would be a shame if it was allowed to deteriorate even more.

Kathy said...

Maybe a good cleaning and the application of some sort of sealer might be in order.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It still looks better than a plain old water tank.

Buttons said...

Oh one of my very favourite places to be thank you :) B

Lowell said...

That is very well done and quite attractive and provides some interesting historical insights. I guess one needs to decorate a water treatment plant! :-)

Lois Evensen said...

What w wonderful mural in a perfect place.

Paul in Powell River said...

It looks good even if it is a bit weather-worn!

VioletSky said...

Think of it as a misty view in patchy fog...!

Francisca said...

What an intricate mural for a water ttreatment plant! Super nice. I now kind of wonder whether that Pretty Factory mural I posted a few weeks ago minght not be just that, too!

Stephanie said...

Worn but fabulous!! Love the weathered look:)
I'm from Ontario too!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely mural.

RedPat said...

Yes - just a bit misty! Good one.

Malyss said...

Even old and dirty, the paintings are still beautyful and full of charm.

aka Penelope said...

This is such a nice mural that I hope it is kept up. It might call for the artist to actually do the work and sometimes that is not possible. We have a Whaling Wall mural in my neck of the woods and the artist has I believe repainted some areas of the work. Not sure if the city needs to pay the cost of that being done or not. Interesting look at the past, though, and so appropriately placed.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, worn, but beautiful and how wonderful that it is still visible. I know it must be hard to keep up, but so worthwhile! Really terrific and so are your captures for the day! I love the views you've shared with us!! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Gary said...

That's a beautiful mural!! I hope they keep it up. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Halcyon said...

A lovely way to disguise the water tanks!

Randi said...

This mural looks really amazing. Love the finish!

Andy said...

Painted by a true artist.

Carver said...

The mural is excellent. What a great idea for the bicentennial.

NixBlog said...

Wonderful mural that is definitely in need of some loving restorative work... I hope they do it.

Martha Z said...

It's a lovely mural. Too bad it isn't being kept up.

Karen said...

It could do with a touch up, but it's still nice.

Snap said...

I think murals are so interesting. Dirty, a bit worn, but wonderful!!!! Lovely art work.

Rose said...

Beautiful mural!!!

George said...

I hope steps are taken to preserve this wonderful mural.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I always love seeing these types of murals.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful artwork in these murals. Thanks for sharing these lovely detailed paintings of the history of Cobourg.

Gillian Olson said...

It is starting to show its age, but is still decorative.

Randy said...

It looks old but so very wonderful.

jane said...

The boats are so elegantagainst the blue of the river - you have captured the shots well - Jane UK

jane said...

The boats are so elegantagainst the blue of the river - you have captured the shots well - Jane UK

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice mural showing days long gone, I wonder how great it must have looked at its prime. Pity that it is now a bit neglected.
God bless you!
Cezar

kanak7 said...

Interesting to see a slice from the past. Nice mural!

Ann said...

My husband is a water engineer, I often go and see these plants, but we don't have murals.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I love the idea of beautifying otherwise drab areas with murals. The history in this one steps through the faded charm, and like the other posters, I hope the mural will be kept up.

Indrani said...

Old and faded, yet so beautiful!

Tito Eric said...

It's interesting how artists can contribute to beautifying our otherwise staid structures. Nice shots!

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