AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Lonely Mural


At the end of a small, no through road in the industrial area of Rosebud on Port Phillip Bay is this mural.
It faces a spare allotment and scrub.
Who would know it was there?
The mural appears to depict a Melbourne train on fire, breaking through a stream of complex, swirling graffiti.
(And Melbourne is spelt Melburn on the train.)
The mural appears to have a message - many messages.

Artist are you sad
Railroaded into demands
Do you feel broken



I tried to photograph the full extent of the mural but it was difficult.
It begins on the right, but continues a little further on the left of the photo.


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7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting, but somehow troubling mural! Maybe just a picture of our times! Terrific capture for the day, Gemma, and the perfect words as always! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Andy said...

The artist let their mind run free on this mural.

biebkriebels said...

This one looks a bit simular to the ones we have here. Could almost be the same artist. Who knows maybe they have contacts over the world.

Dorian Susan said...

Very cool piece. More than murals I love graffiti and street art. This, as they say, is "sick"

Nellies said...

Great mural, I like this one a lot! Thanks for sharing.

RedPat said...

It is a bit troubling - wonder what they meant?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I think it takes a special talent to read graffiti lettering. One I don't have. My best guess is that the meaning of the mural is contained in its calligraphy. I did notice that the spray paint can looks pretty angry, which could be a clue. The mural may be off the beaten path, but it's certainly intriguing. I'm glad your found it. Thank you for participating again in Monday Mural.

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