Thursday, February 2, 2017

Scooby Dooby Doo, Where Are You?

First, the prognosticating rodent is no doubt predicting ten more weeks of winter. Which would please me greatly. Have a peek over at my writer's blog where I took on Groundhog Day yesterday.

I have some murals for today and tomorrow. This first one is on the side wall of a dry cleaner in Old Ottawa South.


This one is in Centretown, on a building that's being turned into a new cafe. It appears to feature birds, one of whom seems to be throwing up a city. It's a relatively new mural, painted last year.


I'm not sure if this qualifies as a mural, but it's painted on the side of the Glebe Meat Market.


The Glebe neighbourhood seems to have a lot of murals. This one is on the side of a bakery.


In an alley up the street, both sides feature murals.


Close to these is another one that belongs to a jewelry shop.

38 comments:

  1. Love all these murals, William. So varied and interesting!

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  2. Very nice murals. I used to watch Scooby Doo with my boys when they were young and I enjoyed it!

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  3. The murals are of the most beautiful I have seen, they are very nice.

    Tomás.

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  4. Looks nice and trendy this, also funny, and it surprised me a bit too.

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  5. Gracious! More than I see in a year.

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  6. The matryoshka doll mural is fabulous. If I come to ottawa, I will seek it out for a photo op!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. A really nice selection of murals.

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  8. An interesting and rather unique collection of this type of "art."

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  9. wow, i love creativity. so neat!! the nesting dolls, the flowers and tractor. i think the tractor 'cause it is in red .. that is very unique. way cool. ( :

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  10. What a gorgeous series! I love murals.

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  11. @Susie: they are.

    @Nancy: it was still syndicated when I was a kid.

    @Tomas: they are nice.

    @Gunn: I like these ones.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Revrunner: we don't have a lot in the city.

    @Janis: so that's the term!

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @Lowell: it does keep the graffiti away.

    @Beth: the farm motif fits the shop.

    @Nathalie: as do I.

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  12. Interesting series of murals, William !
    The matryoshka is my preferred.

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  13. You found some good ones, William!

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  14. I like them all. And a giggle for the ground hog. Cant wait for a early Spring.

    Was it your Birthday Yesterday? If so a belated Birthday and may you continue in health and happiness as you are doing. I sure Enjoy your blogs and photos and your explanations. I

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  15. Those are all very nice murals. The one with the birds is a little strange but still nicely done.

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  16. Good murals add much to an area. It becomes interesting. There's a new one here that I haven't photographed.

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  17. @Karl: my mother had a couple of those Russian nesting dolls.

    @RedPat: some more fun than others!

    @Carolann: yes, yesterday was my birthday.

    @Sharon: it's quite odd. It's nice to see the building being used again- that place had been quiet for some years, but the restoration work has been going on since sometime last fall. I think the mural was done sometime in October.

    @Red: I do look for them. A lot in the Glebe, a lot less downtown.

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  18. I like the one on the bakery the best.

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  19. Gosh these are fab William.. favourites for me are the flower on the bakery wall and the Babushka dolls.

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  20. They murals are beautiful, William, and I especially love the bakery one!

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  21. Love the meat market one. and yes it is a mural.
    Nice photos today. Your lucky to live around there.

    cheers, parsnip

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  22. Great set of murals. I think it's great when murals are painted onto buildings rather than graffiti. I like all of these for different reasons and you've chosen a nice variety.

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  23. @Catalyst: that one has a lot of character.

    @Grace: both seem popular!

    @Linda: me too!

    @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Wendy: it's a good backstop against graffiti.

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  24. Great murals! I like the one at Glebe Meat Market. Simple and nice!

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  25. Fun murals. My little city is loaded with them.

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  26. What a nice assortment of wonderful murals. I really like the bakery one.

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  27. These are all wonderful. Like Bill I think I especially like the one on the side of the bakery.

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  28. I've always liked murals. Thanks for taking these pictures and sharing them.

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  29. These are great! I love public art!

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  30. These are all very nice! So much talent out there.

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  31. Oh my gosh. Another round. Love the flowers, but also love the nesting dolls.

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  32. These are all excellent!

    I'm so far behind on blog reading...it's taken me most of the morning to get partially caught up!

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  33. These murals capture such a wide range of artistic styles. Each is so intriguing.

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  34. These are really lovely murals.

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  35. I like this kind of murals, they make dull buildings fun.

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  36. @Tamago: it is!

    @Mari: these ones I know pretty well, though others can be more elusive to find.

    @Bill: as do I.

    @Kay: it's popular!

    @Eve: you're welcome.

    @Linda: I do as well.

    @Pat: indeed!

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Norma: that's okay!

    @Gemma: I like each in turn.

    @Orvokki: I agree.

    @Jan: they do indeed.

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