A delightful mural in Collie, Western Australia

@JudyEv (239927)
Bunbury, Australia
February 22, 2021 8:15am CST
We’ve been to Collie, Western Australia, today, checking out some murals. The painting on the face of Wellington Weir is said to be the biggest in the southern hemisphere but I’ll share photos of that later. For the moment, here is a mural tucked in an alcove on one of Collie’s main streets. You might notice the word ‘Red’ on the browband of the horse’s bridle. That was the name given to a recalcitrant pit pony whose antics resulted in a strike within the mining community. I’ll write more about that too another day. For the moment, isn’t this a great mural? There is a little dog looking on; the expression on the little girl on the left is just delightful; on the right, a boy is lifting another child so that she can pat the horse while another is enjoying sitting on the horse’s back. We’ve just enjoyed an evening of board games and now it’s time for bed. I might have time to post another discussion tomorrow. I hope you’ve all had a good day.
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@snowy22315 (108602)
• United States
22 Feb
That is a neat mural for sure. Some of them are soo good.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
It seems hard to me to paint such a large work when you're so close to it.
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@Fleura (14157)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb
@JudyEv Yes I've always wondered how people do that. I would have great difficulty in 'seeing the big picture'
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@Fleura I read somewhere they have a graph that they work from. You'd need something like that.
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@DaddyEvil (34564)
• United States
22 Feb
It is a very nice mural, Judy. Thank you for sharing it with us. Don't neglect your guests for us, though...
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
I'm glad you enjoyed seeing it. No, I won't neglect my guests.
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@DaddyEvil (34564)
• United States
23 Feb
@JudyEv I was sure you wouldn't. Oh, I was talking with sishy7 today. She asked me to pass on a message for her. She says she's sending virtual hugs and good wishes for all her friends on myLot. I thought you'd like to know.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@DaddyEvil Thanks for the message. That's lovely to get a message from her.
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@Ronrybs (11083)
• London, England
22 Feb
A pit pony who's a strike leader! Looking forward to that one
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
Apparently he didn't like being a butcher's pony either and was eventually retired to a paddock. lol
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@Ronrybs (11083)
• London, England
23 Feb
@JudyEv I'm all for retirement!
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@wolfgirl569 (37145)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Feb
I love that one. And a very true pic as those horses are truly very gentle and patient giants.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
The working horses were incredibly gentle. Just look at the size of his head compared to the little girl.
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@wolfgirl569 (37145)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Feb
@JudyEv They did a great job making it look real.
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@arunima25 (54824)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
That's definitely a neat work and you will happy to look at it. So it's really delightful. Love the expressions.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
It's been done so cleverly I think.
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@arunima25 (54824)
• Bangalore, India
23 Feb
@JudyEv I agree. A very neat job there with the expressions.
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@DocAndersen (35159)
• United States
22 Feb
that is just amazing. It really makes the space come alive!
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
We nearly walked straight past it as it's sort of tucked in a corner.
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@DocAndersen (35159)
• United States
23 Feb
@JudyEv that i what makes it so cool, it is art you find, not art that finds you!
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@Dena91 (11365)
• United States
22 Feb
I am enjoying your posts with the murals. This one is sweet. Look forward to future posts.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
I've just posted another with a selection of murals. I'm glad you've enjoyed them.
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@LindaOHio (58993)
• United States
22 Feb
That's a great mural ... a very talented artist.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
I thought it was very lovely too.
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@msdivkar (21026)
• India
23 Feb
A beautiful mural indeed. The figures look so live.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
I love the expression on the little girl.
@msdivkar (21026)
• India
25 Feb
@JudyEv So also the expression of the little boy sitting on the horse. The pictures are true to life.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Feb
@msdivkar He is so pleased with himself, isn't he? And the boy lifting the little girl - he has odd shoes!
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@Hannihar (110896)
• Israel
23 Feb
@JudyEv It is very interesting.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Thanks. I'm glad you thought so.
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@Hannihar (110896)
• Israel
24 Feb
@JudyEv You are welcome.
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@Rashnag (6767)
• Thane, India
23 Feb
Good to know that you enjoyed over there. It's a good graffiti. Have a good day. Take care
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
There are about 30 different ones all over the town.
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@Rashnag (6767)
• Thane, India
24 Feb
@JudyEv Good to know. Take care
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@nela13 (39227)
• Portugal
22 Feb
It is a beautiful mural, their expressions are amazing!
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
I just love the little girl. She is so giggly.
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@nela13 (39227)
• Portugal
23 Feb
@JudyEv yes, she looks adorable.
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@moffittjc (93651)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Feb
That is a very beautiful mural Judy. Almost looks very life-like. You sure do have a lot of great artwork in Australia, that's for sure!
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
I'm glad you like it. We nearly walked straight past.
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@moffittjc (93651)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Feb
@JudyEv I’m surprised it would be hard to miss, but you did say it was tucked in between some buildings.
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@moonandstars (46928)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
22 Feb
it's kind of touching, love it.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
The horse is obviously very gentle with the kids.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
26 Feb
@JudyEv so right!
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@HazySue (37174)
• Inverness, Florida
22 Feb
That is a delightful mural. It makes you remember the joy of childhood. I love it.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
That little girl looks so cute, doesn't she? She looks to be really giggling.
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@HazySue (37174)
• Inverness, Florida
1 Mar
@JudyEv The detail are amazing.
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@CarolDM (118732)
• Nashville, Tennessee
22 Feb
How cute is this mural, love the dog and the little girl. Enjoy the rest of the visit.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
Thanks. The little girl looks so happy.
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@CarolDM (118732)
• Nashville, Tennessee
23 Feb
@JudyEv She does.
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@Fleura (14157)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb
That's lovely isn't it! It looks like chalk - or is it something more permanent?
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
I presume it's paint of some sort. I'm sure it's much more permanent than chalk. Just a lovely moment in those children's lives.
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@Fleura (14157)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb
@JudyEv It's very clever isn't it? And adds a bit of cheer as you walk past.
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@RebeccasFarm (22534)
• Denver, Colorado
25 Feb
Aw it is sweet Judy and so much talent there in Aussie land
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Feb
It's nice that these artists can get to display their talent and bring us so much pleasure.
@DianneN (220773)
• United States
23 Feb
That's a magnificent mural.
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
It's really lovely. I'm glad you like it.
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@ladyhero (729)
• Indonesia
23 Feb
This mural is very beautiful and pretty Seeing this mural makes me want to go back to being a little girl who laughs happily and plays with friends without the burden and fear do you feel the same?
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@JudyEv (239927)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Sometimes, it would be nice to be a child again. That's for sure.
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