Sunday, November 29, 2015

Canadian Guiding

By Fred Lenz 1996, restored by Ruth Hurdle 2007

On the right, you see two Girl Guides (similar to American Girl Scouts) - depicted as they looked in the 1920s - caring for an injured puppy. On the left you see the cover of the organization's magazine. Girl Guides of Canada sponsored the painting of this mural painted on the side of business on the main street in the centre of the Town of Midland.  Sadly there's a chip in the mural under the puppy's chin.

Some of you may remember this mural from 2011 when my then camera photographed the mural in two parts. My now camera has a wide-angle lens.

I am joining Monday Mural HERE

30 comments:

Lowell said...

It's a nice mural. I also appreciated the info on Girl Guides as I did not know that. I like their hats, too. Too bad about the chip. I hope that can be repaired.

eileeninmd said...

What a great mural! I was a Girl Scout, in my younger years!
Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great mural. that shot would have done for 'kindness' for the Scavenger Hunt Sunday this week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love to blunder upon a mural. Makes a hike that more rewarding.

:O)

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful mural indeed and a great capture, as always!! And, yep, I do love their hats!! Hope you have a beautiful day!! Enjoy!!

Marleen said...

Beautiful!

Sandra said...

this is a really nice mural, hope they can touch up that chip.. and i like both this with the wide angle and the one that you got only parts of it.

Hilary said...

Great mural. Now that they've repaired his sore paw, hopefully someone will fix that chipped chin. ;)

Mersad said...

Love the mural. Thank god for wide angle lenses! :)

Mersad
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William Kendall said...

Quite a colourful mural. The period uniforms are new to me.

Linda W. said...

As a long-time Girl Scout and then a leader for my daughter's troop, I totally appreciate this mural!

Joyful said...

Lovely vintage painting. I clicked to see your earlier version. It is nice too but it's lovely to have a camera that can take the wide angle. Have a great week.

Tom said...

My two daughters, now in their 40s, still get together with Girl Guilds from Stoney Creek who they met years ago. Makes a father proud!

Revrunner said...

We need a Girl Guide artist now to fill in the chip.

Cloudia said...

This is beautiful on so many levels.



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TexWisGirl said...

really cute.

Michelle said...

That is a wonderful mural.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a wonderful mural. I was a Brownie and a Girl Guide and even have my uniforms and the little booklets listing the badges I earned. ;)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice mural, nicely photographed. Too bad about the chip. I'm considering asking for a wide angle lens for the upcoming Holiday just for such work.

Kay said...

It looks a little faded from the 2011 version. I guess the chin chip isn't the only hit it's taken over time. Nice mural! I hope it continues to be cared for.

Liz said...

What a great mural! Nice find!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a super mural EG, thank goodness for the wide angle lens :)

s.c said...

A more clearly world then but not necessary better. Nice mural indeed.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Nice upgrade!!!

Darla said...

Hooray for the wide angle. Someone needs to repair that chip.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice mural. Your camera did a good job.
MB

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great shot. Not a fan of my wide angle lens, maybe I should think about taking it out.

GreenComotion said...

I like the 'then' person and the 'now' person, who shares so many beautiful views with all of us - period!
Congrats on the wide-angle lens!
Great capture, Tina! This one especially lovely given the kindness that oozes through the act portrayed in the mural.
Brava!
Have a Super Day!!
Peace :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Doesn't it look amazing and I'm sure any damage will be repaired.

Anvilcloud said...

Murals add such a nice touch.

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