Monday, November 9, 2015

Uxbridge Mural

Mural in downtown Uxbridge, Ontario

Seeing this mural reminds us of the sacrifices Canadian families made during the First World War when their sons, nephews, fathers...left for Europe in 2014 to fight "the war to end all wars."

This mural - 13 x 28 feet and created from a photograph - was made by artist James Gain in 2000 and redone on a more weather-durable material by the artist in 2011-2012.

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31 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

That is a great photo mural from a tense time in world events. This was the war where everyone lost their innocence about world affairs.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do agree with "Taken for Granted" regarding everyone and their lost innocence regarding world affairs!! A marvelous old photo!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!! I hope you have a great new week!!

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice old photo.

Andy said...

You can't miss this fine mural when you are standing at the four corners. A lot of murals are left to fad away but I am glad they decided to recreate it.

A Quiet Corner said...

So often , especially nowadays, younger generations fail to see what our families endured...:)JP

Halcyon said...

A beautiful mural. It is getting to that time of year... I saw someone in the U-Bahn wearing a poppy yesterday. I almost asked if he was Canadian, but perhaps British people wear the poppy too. For certain, he wasn't German.

Darla said...

Wonderful mural. I like the fact that it is black, white, sepia like an old photo

Small City Scenes said...

War is Hell!
MB

LOLfromPasa said...

How wonderful. Stunning detail has paid off here. Terrific that is has been preserved.

Lea said...

What a great mural!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

William Kendall said...

Good choice, given the time of year. One can feel the preparations for Remembrance Day here. The sentries end their duties for the year tomorrow at the War Memorial.

s.c said...

A nice mural with a message that sadly doesn!t work always.

Lois Evensen said...

Nice. Perfect for Memorial Day, too.

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful Mural!!

RedPat said...

Good one, EG! I was out for a walk around the city yesterday and could hear bagpipes from various Remembrance ceremonies taking place.

VP said...

A great idea for an amazing mural!

cieldequimper said...

Perfect post for upcoming Armistice day 1918...

DeniseinVA said...

What a great mural EG. Perfect!

Lowell said...

A poignant and powerful reminded as to how war makes life hell for all involved. It was a simpler time but WW1 was as brutal and terrorizing as it gets.

Marleen said...

There is so much to see here. Wonderful!

Joyful said...

It's a great mural and a good reminder for us all.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

This is wonderful!

Photo Cache said...

It is so detail oriented and looks like a blown up photograph.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Incredible mural EG, the eleventh is a sad reminder of times past knowing the spirit of conflict is still so strong.

Kate said...

What a splendid mural for our Veterans Day that is coming up on Wednesday.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a wonderful mural. My father fought in Europe during that first war and also served in the second one. Something I am grateful for and for all those who did not make it home.

Kathy said...

I love that the mural has been restored and that it's available for even more generations to enjoy.

Rose said...

I would love to see this in person...I cannot imagine living through that time.

Tom said...

Looks like an old time postcard.

Andrea said...

This is a nice reminder of what older generations did for the new ones. I've just been from Fun60's post with a young 19 year-old lad who fought the war and remembered with a lovely artistic statue.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A photo can be so small, but a mural by virtue of its size, can bring grandeur to an image. Sadly, so many did not come back from back from the Great War. The outcome was devastating to an entire generation. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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