Saturday, March 01, 2008

March Theme Day Mural

This house always intrigues me. I often wonder who lives here and why the mural was painted on it. Perhaps I'll never know.
ADDED LATER: I'm now at a cybercafe because I'm going to be without internet 'til next week. I apologize for not visiting more theme blogs--forgive me

Today is Theme Day with 144 bloggers from around the globe participating. Please take some time to visit as many as you can; be sure to leave a comment:

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

42 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Dear Kate, this one takes the cake! Wow.

Happy Theme Day. :)

Nikon said...

Wow, that's a nice one!

Sally said...

Or, you might serendipitously fall in to conversation with someoen when buying some pimientos one day, and voila! Your mystery house person!

sam said...

This is really cool. Imagine if that was just a glaring blank wall? I love the way the stairway draws your eye into the picture and gives the illusion of depth, and the real trees frame it as if part of the scene. It would be great to find out more about the artist!

alice said...

This one is an "oeuvre d'art"! Happy Theme Day, Kate!

Kim said...

Wow, a double shot from you for theme day! I love this one, too. It's really the largest one I've seen yet. Very appealing.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Chuck Pefley said...

Wow, Kate! That's quite a mural. I wonder how long that took to paint. Nicely composed, too. Thanks!

Sailor Girl said...

That's really pretty, Kate!!! Amazing!!!!

Jilly said...

I got thoroughly confused when I saw this but now realise I've just commented on St. Paul. Duh!

This is fabulous yet it's hard to imagine anyone painting a mural like this on a private house. Extraordinary.

Gordon said...

That is an impressive mural; love the 3D effect. Great choice, Kate.

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! That has to be one of the coolest tromp l'oeils I've ever seen. Stunning!

oldmanlincoln said...

This is one of the better murals I have seen in my lifetime. Whoever did it deserves more attention.

George Townboy said...

I love it.

Go knock on the door and get our questions answered!

Denton said...

A massive mural. It makes the term "re-painting the house" take on a whole new meaning.

slim said...

That is a gorgeous work of public art. It certainly would catch my eye each time I passed by it. I've always found tromp l'oeils fun and fascinating to look at.

isabella said...

That's a lovely tromp l'oeil!

Question - how do residents get in?

Jim said...

It looks very beautiful, like it belongs on the wall.

Neva said...

I love the 3 dimensional parts!

Marie-Noyale said...

Intriguing indeed!!
But wonderful choice from the "mysterious"owners of the house and you for the picture.

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful mural, and I love it with the palm trees. It looks so nice compared to the snow and rain we are getting in Boston. It must be wonderful to be in Mexico right about now:)

Mo said...

Very beautiful. I wonder how long it took to complete.

Kerri said...

Wow! FAntastic Mural!

lynn said...

Fantastic!

marley said...

This is great! It is a real trick on the eye.

Hyde DP said...

if it weren't for the palm tree in front one might not see the house at all!

Felicia said...

That is really a beautiful one. Is this a single family home? It looks like a nice size for one family!

Southern Heart said...

Kate, that is absolutely beautiful!

Poly said...

Eso es bellisimo, very nice place and photo.

Carraol said...

Hi Kate, wonderful mural, the painting looks like a view of Taxco. Cheers.

Jazzy said...

=) i like Denton's comment very much.
that is a very grand take on the theme day Kate.
impressive.

Nathalie said...

You're forgiven Kate, don't you worry one bit.
Your mural is one of the very best I've seen today. What a beauty!

Ben said...

Nice one, Kate. Is that a private house? If so, I wonder same as you do.

Bernt Seipl said...

Kate, still your curiosity. Go ring the bell and ask! Anyone having his/her facade painted that way, can't be too bad. I'm sure they'll appreciate the visit.

edwin s said...

Dear Kate Mura(l)... Very good find. And the detail is remarkable. I could stand there staring for hours.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

love it. It is the natural continuation of the grass in foreground. It's beautiful other than smart !

Rose said...

This is fantastic Kate!

Keropok Man said...

oo. that's a very very nice mural! i think the wall is big enough to make it look really grand.


Happy Theme Day!

Rambling Round said...

Wow! This is beautiful.

Helen said...

WOW ... that is impressive! Very nice choice for theme day.

Helen said...

Hi Kate,

I will post the code I use for the theme day links on the forums!

Helen

Olivier said...

une fresque murale qui fait rêver, elle est superbe
a wall fresco which makes dream, it is superb

Sonia said...

Amazing, awesome mural!