More murals from Collie, Western Australia

@JudyEv (239926)
Bunbury, Australia
February 22, 2021 9:16pm CST
Yesterday, we visited the Western Australian town of Collie. It has a very proud heritage as a mining town and coal is still mined there. In its heyday, it was seen as rough and dirty but now it rejoices in its heritage and, like many small towns here, endeavours to draw visitors to its streets. Wellington Weir is nearby and now the dam wall now sports the biggest mural in the southern hemisphere – or so they say. There are also some thirty murals in the town itself so we checked out some of them yesterday. I’ve picked out four of the best to show in the collage above. Many towns are now encouraging local artists to brighten up plain walls with colourful murals.
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@LadyDuck (327484)
• Switzerland
23 Feb
They are all beautiful, but the one I like more is the one with the horse.
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@Nevena83 (58174)
• Serbia
23 Feb
I also like the horse the most.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@LadyDuck @Nevena83 I spotted the one of the horse from two streets away through a connecting laneway.
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@LadyDuck (327484)
• Switzerland
24 Feb
@Nevena83 Horses are beautiful animals.
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@DaddyEvil (34564)
• United States
23 Feb
I think you picked out some good ones to share, Judy. Thank you for doing so.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Collages are good in that respect. I don't like putting up just a sentence or two but sometimes there isn't much to say by the time you get to the third or fourth mural so a collage is very useful.
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@DaddyEvil (34564)
• United States
24 Feb
@JudyEv I find it difficult to find topics to talk about, so I believe you do very well finding and talking about so many interesting things.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@DaddyEvil Thank you.
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@CarolDM (118732)
• Nashville, Tennessee
23 Feb
Love these murals, so much talent here. Thanks for sharing these.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
It has brightened up the town considerably.
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@CarolDM (118732)
• Nashville, Tennessee
24 Feb
@JudyEv I can see that.
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@Shiva49 (18956)
• Singapore
23 Feb
Artistic talents have to be nurtured. Good that they have a good canvas to show their creativity in once dour towns that have a history of tough life.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Many small towns are struggling to survive. They try to come up with innovative ideas to entice tourists to their towns.
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@DocAndersen (35159)
• United States
23 Feb
those are all so cool, kind of neat that a "mining" town supports the arts.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
We still haven't been to the mining museum but one day we'll do that too.
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@DocAndersen (35159)
• United States
24 Feb
@JudyEv there are more than 100 museuems and Civil war locations within 60 miles of our house. I think we have been to maybe 40?
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@DocAndersen Oh wow! That's a huge number. You'd better get out there and get visiting.
@BelleStarr (57740)
• United States
23 Feb
Those are really great, I love murals
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
A lot of our small towns are doing this now. Much better than bare walls.
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@BelleStarr (57740)
• United States
24 Feb
@JudyEv or bad graffiti!!
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@BelleStarr Yes, that too!
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@sunrisefan (27510)
• Philippines
23 Feb
Those are beautiful murals!
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Thanks. I'm glad you've enjoyed them.
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@sunrisefan (27510)
• Philippines
24 Feb
@JudyEv The artist is good
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@Hannihar (110895)
• Israel
23 Feb
@JudyEv Thank you for sharing those with us Judy.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
You're very welcome.
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@prinzcy (18998)
• Malaysia
23 Feb
So creative! The artists are really talented!
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
I would never be able to do this so I think they are talented too.
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@JESSY3236 (13955)
• United States
23 Feb
pretty murals.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Thanks. I'm glad you think so.
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@xFiacre (9044)
• Ireland
23 Feb
@JudyEv The horses and cars are the product of quite a talent.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
The cars were another that looked very realistic.
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@Dena91 (11365)
• United States
23 Feb
Great murals.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Thanks. I was really impressed with them.
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@marlina (119142)
• Canada
23 Feb
Interesting!
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Thanks. Several towns now have murals on some of their bare walls.
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@acelawrites (19223)
• Philippines
23 Feb
It's a good idea to paint murals on blank walls; will beautify the place!
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
That's very true and it puts people off putting graffiti all over them.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
23 Feb
These are stunning. One day I would love to visit Australia. I need to go back and catch up on your posts. I love seeing all your pictures of Australia. If I haven't said it before, thank you for sharing all the pictures.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Thanks for the kind words. It's really nice to know you enjoy seeing the photos. And I hope you get to Australia one day.
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@wolfgirl569 (37145)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Feb
There are some very good artists there
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
That's for sure. I think they are all locals but I don't know that for sure.
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@rebelann (82176)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Feb
You really have a lot of talented artists. Those murals are awesome.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
I think they are all done by local people.
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@amnabas (13657)
• Karachi, Pakistan
23 Feb
They look interesting and colorful too.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Thanks. I found them very intriguing.
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@allknowing (89483)
• India
23 Feb
Better than pasting election posts (lol)
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
We have an election coming up in March so there are a few posters around.
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@allknowing (89483)
• India
24 Feb
@JudyEv Yes posters and not posts. The subtle correction
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@allknowing I didn't even notice that! lol We have a very tame election process compared to some countries.
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@andriaperry (114249)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Feb
They are pretty.
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@JudyEv (239926)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
I thought so too.
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