Sunday, June 20, 2010

Murals under the expressway

Usually,  I post my travel photos on this blog but today, I guess you could say you are traveling to work with me. I wanted to show the murals or paintings on the concrete columns holding up the expressway I take to work. The murals were painted by local artists.  There is a municipal metered parking lot under the expressway and on Sunday's they hold a farmers market on the parking lot. Local Maryland farmers provide their fresh produce, fruits, meats, herbs, flowers, even fresh fish and more for economical prices. The farmers market runs from May to December. The most popular day is the Sunday before Thanksgiving.




This painted colum below is one of my favorites.








I think the artists did wonderful painting these murals and they are perfect for the farmers market. This is a multi meme post I am linking up with the memes below.

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90 comments:

  1. The murals look wonderful, so much better than the tacky graffiti so often seen in such places.

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  2. Neat looking murals! and I bet they look pretty cool with all the Farmer's Markets stands there, too!

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  3. Fantastici questi dipinti.
    Mi piacciono molto così colorati.
    :-)

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  4. Live won't be boring after all.

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  5. So cool! Good shots!

    http://birgittasfoto.blogg.se/

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  6. These murals are delightful, bright and interesting. The column - your favourite - has hints of Van Gogh's "Starry Starry Night"! Love it too!

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  7. Very artistic painting, lots of hardwork of the person doing that..it's beautiful and colorful

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  8. Morning, Eileen! Oh, how marvelous your community takes such pride to turn old concrete pillars into these tasty looking works of art! I love this! Beautiful mosaics.
    Be a sweetie
    shelia ;)

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  9. Eileen, This is something I've never seen done before. What fun to paint these support columns and add interest to otherwise blah scenery. I like the Van Gogh inspired column the best. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
    :-) Sue

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  10. wow, it's cool and fantastic...Glad to be here Eileen.

    My Family Daily Adventure

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  11. I had a great time visiting your market.
    Such positive and elaborate work must generate good atmosphere to both sellers and buyers.

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  12. Oh, these are so awesome. I love that this has been made available to young artists. I think it's wonderful that they have the chance to create so freely. Fantastic shots and a great post.

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  13. those are such beautiful murals, very colourful and appealing.

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  14. I love the way, individually, they are beautiful and together, they are a...... concert!

    Jan
    GDP

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  15. Those pillars give the whole place life and makes the structure so welcoming. The pics are great

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  16. Those murals definitely brighten up an otherwise dreary spot!

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  17. This is wonderful street art. Lucky you to have such nice stuff to see in your commute.

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  18. the murals were painted beautifully.

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  19. Nice murals. Great captures Eileen.
    Happy RT and a lovely week.
    " Regina "

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  20. Those are colorful murals, very interesting too. Happy Monday!


    MYM~Yellow Hollyhock

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  21. Eileen -- those are beautiful! I love when there is art like this on functional places, it always makes me feel it would be a great place to live. We love Farmer's Markets too, and what a fun location for yours.

    PS: You WORK? And have time to post all your wonderful adventures and beautiful nature photos? I'm almost jealous (but keep 'em coming!)...

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  22. I love the murals! And how colorful they are! And such a variety! Terrific captures, Eileen! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  23. I absolutely love these murals. What fun and expressive art.

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  24. WOW! These murals are so colourful and full of imagination!

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  25. fabulous array of murals. i like them like this, very colorful and vibrant.

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  26. What a good project to make what might otherwise be a nondescript area colorful and inviting. I like your mural of the murals!

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  27. This is beautiful. In Auckland, where there are murals, people don't tag graffiti. They say it is an unspoken code. But some silly people still do it.

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  28. Serious artists leave such imaginative and whimsical art on the concrete canvas. Imagine the warm greeting when you get off the exit ramp and see this - so welcoming to the area! Nice!

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  29. These are so beautiful and very colorful.

    Happy Ruby Tuesday!

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  30. I agree that they're perfect for a farmer's market, and a wonderful way to use the concrete columns

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  31. The city looks colorful with such murals, great job done by the artists.

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  32. the murals make the boring concrete posts beautiful and more interesting. i wish they'd do the same here.:p

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  33. We have murals everywhere, too, but yours definitely is an eye catcher!

    It is fun and colorful!

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  34. Oh wow. I am just head smacking STOKED. Fabulous.

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  35. Oh my! These are so beautiful. I am surprised that some thoughtless folks don't vandalize them...just because they so easily could. Maybe even the graffiti lovers have a little respect.

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  36. wow pretty interesting! thats a nice way of decorating ordinary place and turning it to a great one!

    u may view mine too here

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  37. wow, these are all simply amazing. I love that you shared a bit of your urban culture with us today. Fantastic

    Happy Tuesday!!

    My ruby entry is "Skipping Rocks" - a sculpture. Hope you can find time to visit with me today!

    Anni's Entry

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  38. Beautiful paintings. What a great idea to paint the concrete columns with those beautiful paintings!Very attractive and colorul. Great shots, Eileen.

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  39. beautiful murals, yes I have to agreed the red brick building and house is a great mural

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  40. These are fun murals that added so much color to the otherwise drab walls.

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  41. Those are just wonderful! What a great creative way to brighten boring cement columns. Thanks for taking us to work with you.

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  42. That is so cool! I love it when boring, utilitarian objects are decorated and made to look beautiful! Wonderful public art. Thanks for sharing, Eileen.

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  43. Very interesting post. These are all well done and fun to look at!

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  44. hello Eileen, I added your cool blog here... blessings.

    The Colours of Life

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  45. How the murals brighten up an often unattractive place, very well done and so now the area is pretty it is well used too. I like markets and shop at them when I can.

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  46. What a wonderful way to spruce up a parking lot - great thinking by the municipality.

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  47. How fabulous! Love the variety of themes and styles of the murals. :)

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  48. very colourful and unique site.

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  49. I love farmers markets. They always seem so lively and colorful. More so with those murals in this case. I am in total agreement about your favorite one.

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  50. These are gorgeous murals, Eileen. Art where it is most needed!

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  51. I wish our rascals here won't vandalise and mess up the murals because they really are work of arts. But when these irresponsible individuals graffitized it, the work of the artist turns into a thankless job.

    Love it!

    Nature's Gifts.

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  52. They are great murals and sure to repel graffiti artists. I love farmers markets but we don't have any close by.

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  53. Oh, how delightful to see such pretty paintings instead of all the trash usually found around sites such as this. This really looks wonderful.

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  54. Hi Eileen, I love seeing the murals.... That group are really talented... Do you know who did it? A school group???? I'm VERY impressed....

    That's so neat ---to lighten up the boring way for you and others!!!!! That has to bring a huge smile to your face!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  55. The artists have transformed something that could have looked so boring into something spectacular. Beautiful colorful murals! Thanks for sharing, Eileen!...Christine

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  56. Much, much prettier than the graffiti that you usually see!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  59. those are awesome! What fun!!

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  60. Wow Eileen,,Fabulous pics, the colors and designs are great.. I love the seascape...I so enjoy it at everyone of your blogs!!!
    Hugs and Blessings Dena

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  61. yesterday, I was in a train, and saw pillars like yours. But the train was too fast for my camera.

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  62. I like this kind of mural art. So far I have not seen any I dislike. :)

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  63. Wow! This is a really wonderful way to decorate a space like that! What a gifted and talented artist! Thank you for your visit and have a grand day! Cathy

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  64. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

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  65. Great murals great post Thank you

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  66. wow. wonderful.

    thank you.

    Have a great Wednesday!

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  67. Those are really interesting. Real art instead of the ugly graffiti you usually see.

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  68. These art works are amazing! So beautiful and creative..Gorgeous pictures, Eileen!

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  69. What a lovely collection of pics of murals.. This is truly super impressive!! Love your travel blog.. Cant wait to see more!

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  70. There is a lot of talented artist where you live. All the work is very nice. I enjoyed seeing so many different things.

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  71. Just lovely...I *heart* the colors and the composition. Bravo!

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  72. Oh, I just love these...Bravo!

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  73. Love the murals...there are so many!
    Thanks for showing them to us.

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  74. They did a great job I so love it. Thanks for the visit Eileen

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  75. So glad I discovered your travel blog, too, Eileen! These pillars truly are amazing..and I've loved looking through your other posts.

    I also have a travel site if you get a chance and want to check it out...:)

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