Saturday, October 23, 2021

Gatineau Murals

I mentioned yesterday that I took a walk into Gatineau. This was in the second half of September, and done to get my shots for this month's theme day. I decided to take some more shots on my way to that spot, coming across the river on the Portage Bridge. Near that bridge is a series of official buildings of federal, provincial, and municipal government use. The Portage complex, the provincial courthouse, and Gatineau's City Hall are clustered around each other. There's also a colourful series of murals here of animals gracing the wall as one comes around City Hall to the park behind it.

46 comments:

  1. Oh. You hurt me. I had to smile so big my stupid chin nearly went out and about, bleeding ... kidding.
    Thank you. Beautiful murals.

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  2. The murals of the animals are gorgeous especially the cat of course !

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  3. Awww.... Beautiful murals. Emjoy your weekend.

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  4. What a wonderfully beautiful murals. Walking there would make me very happy, I think.

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  5. Wow, awesome murals, I love all the wildlife!
    Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. ...William, these are fabulous.

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  7. @Iris: they were bright and cheerful.

    @Gattina: I am always partial to cats.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @italiafinlandia: it is.

    @Jan: it is quite inspired.

    @Marianne: they do.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: so do I.

    @Tom: I think so.

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  8. These are really fun and impressive. I'm glad you didn't ask us to pick a favorite because I'm not sure I would be able to decide!

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  9. Gorgeous art well captured! Loved the perspective in the 1st pic!

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  10. I love these murals...how artistic depictions of animals are against bare concrete, how the color choices are vivid and even shocking, and how there are frequent juxtapositions of design and character, like the duck with zebra stripes.

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  11. They all look so cheerful with the bright colours, William.

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  12. not sure i could pick a favorite?? i enjoy all art ..no matter what matter (subject) is used. very cool. have a super great weekend. hope you will get finished all you wish for. thanks, for all the comments. u r always on the ball. i need to look up that comment (saying) to see what it means ... i am drawing a blank there. take care. ( ;

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  13. Bringing the natural world into the city.

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  14. I really like the second last mural of the frog in action.

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  15. Outstanding murals, they're all beautiful and colourful.

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  16. They really are some eye-catching murals. I always wonder what the architects of the buildings think about their beautiful, blank concrete being adorned in this way.

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  17. The murals are a pure delight to see! Thank you for posting your fantastic photos

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  18. Oh my goodness what wonderful, colorful as well as adorable murals you've captured. Bravo to each artist too, what a lovely collection, and it's hard to pick a favorite!

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  19. @Jeanie: good.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @Anvilcloud: they are.

    @Gemel: I agree.

    @Barbara: they improve the concrete.

    @RedPat: they do.

    @Beth: thank you.

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  20. @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Red: me too.

    @Bill: I think so.

    @John: they improve what is generally harsh architecture.

    @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Karen: that seems the common opinion.

    @Mari: thank you.

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  21. These are beautiful to see William.

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  22. What a great selection of murals…

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  23. They are really great murals. My favorite is the cat!

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  24. Wow! Fantastic mural shots ~ favorite is the kitty ~ ^_^

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. So nice to see the murals in your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  26. I looked again. MAYBE the cat mural is my favorite!

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  27. These are really great. What struck me was, they are pristine and not covered in bad graffiti. In Toronto, it seems many of the nice murals are vandalized. It's a real shame.

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  28. Those are all really wonderful. I love zebra mallard!

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