Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ocala mural


The building is the same one that houses the Melting Pot restaurant. You will see this mural as you enter the downtown area on Silver Springs Boulevard (Highway 40) heading east.

The mural celebrates a few Ocala icons: Horses, of course; Oak trees; water birds; the downtown gazebo; and Silver Springs Park.

20 comments:

James said...

Very cool, usually when I try to take pictures of murals there's something blocking it or I cant fit it in the picture. The palm tree goes well with it too.

Kcalpesh said...

Being a graphic designer, I can say that Mural is very nicely done in grayscale! Nice capture! :-)

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a nice mural! I love the graphic quality. I bet it looks neat lit up at night too.

melanie said...

C'est une très belle image ! Elle respire le soleil

Olivier said...

j'aime bien les dessins sur le mur, surtout le kiosque

I like the drawings on the wall, especially the kiosk

cieldequimper said...

Ah thanks Jacob, I love American murals! This one in black, grey and white is great!

Vogon Poet said...

I like the style of this mural and I am quite happy to know something about these Ocala icons thanks to your posts and photos.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Interesting. Do you know the text on that commemorative plaque in the lower right corner?

Frank de Jol said...

Very interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

...and adorable friends with a immense heart, full of good feelings and love!
Beautiful mural and lovely icons!People there are really nice! ;-)
Have a nice weekend dear friends Jacob and Lois Anne!
Be always happy okay!
Léia

Irredento Urbanita said...

It seems the enter of a zoo.

Regards

Valery

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D said...

Interesting! Our newly refurbished downtown area is supposed to include a mural depicting our town's history.

Jacob said...

@ Buenos Aires - No, I don't know what the plaque says...I remember reading it, but I promptly forgot...the next time I'm down there, I'll try to remember to take another look.

Jarart said...

That about says it all. It makes an eye catching history lesson.

Small City Scenes said...

I love a mural. Several towns out this way have murals on their buildings in their historic center or Old Town. I like it. MB

Halcyon said...

What a wonderful way to welcome visitors!

Happy Friday!!!

Prospero said...

Nice bold mural. The lack of color adds to the charm.

Lee Spangler said...

Well this mural is certainly not the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I am sure it fosters civic pride, and it came in at budget. I wish there were some descriptions below explaining the history or significance of the items.

Denise Jelonek said...

Very pretty. Love the brick.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think murals showcasing what's important to an area are a smart way to welcome visitors into a city or town.

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