Whale murals of Livermore

Every single time we’ve driven through CA-84, these ‘whale murals of Livermore’ have been such a roadside treat and almost every time I’ve taken some drive-by-shots of the whales,...

Whale murals, Livermore, California

Every single time we’ve driven through CA-84, these ‘whale murals of Livermore’ have been such a roadside treat and almost every time I’ve taken some drive-by-shots of the whales, with the hopes of picking out the best of them and linking them to Monday Mural. I don’t know if these are the best among them but finally, some of those works are going up on the blog.

These murals are from the walls of ‘Livermore Water Reclamation Plant’ in Livermore, California. The whales on these huge tanks – I hear — were painted by artist Darren Greenwood who is a veteran at painting marine life. These murals date back to 2010. And they are unmissable if you are on this state highway between Interstate 580 and Interstate 680.

Look at these whales and you will see all kinds of them from the humpback whale to the Gray whales. I hear that there are more paintings of sea creatures on other buildings of this Water Reclamation Plant in Livermore.

Whale murals on the tanks of Livermore Water Reclamation Plant, California

Whale murals by Darren Greenwood, Livermore, CA

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Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo

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17 Comments on this post.
  • Jim, Sydney, Australia
    3 September 2017 at 9:24 pm

    These are great.

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2017 at 10:47 pm

      They sure are.
      Thank you for visiting, Jim.

  • rupam { xhobdo }
    3 September 2017 at 10:08 pm

    wow amazing

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Aren’t they?!

      Thank you for coming this way, Rupam. 🙂

  • sc
    4 September 2017 at 2:10 am

    The whales looks lifelike. Great murals but is it to made the holders more environment friendly?

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2017 at 11:06 pm

      They sure do.

      The artist is quoted having said that the idea of these whales on the digester tanks is to remind people about the connection they have to the ocean through their local water treatment plants. Apparently, this treated water is being let out into the Pacific.

      Have a great week, SC,

  • Jackie
    4 September 2017 at 4:10 am

    Darn how did we miss these in the spring?

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2017 at 11:22 pm

      There’s always a ‘next time,’ Jackie.
      And I think these whales are here to stay. 😉

  • Saru Singhal
    4 September 2017 at 7:22 am

    The kid in me is jumping with excitement. The murals are fascinating.

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2017 at 11:23 pm

      I’m sure.
      It is quite a sight and quite a size, too.

      How are you guys doing? Settled in?

  • orvokki
    4 September 2017 at 7:46 am

    Wonderful murals !!!

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2017 at 11:30 pm

      They sure are. 🙂

      Welcome here, Orvokki.

  • The Crow’s Nest
    4 September 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Gives one a bit of beauty alongside the busy road. I would be snapping pictures every time I drove by, as well.

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2017 at 11:39 pm

      They do, don’t they?
      And these works are so beautiful and perfect; look at the water and the sea creatures! Irresistible!! 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • Oakland Daily Photo
    5 September 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know these existed. The scale alone is pretty dramatic. If you ever find yourself in downtown Hayward, you’ll also find large pleasing murals. Thanks for sharing these. Thanks for contributing to this week’s Monday Mural.

    • dNambiar
      5 September 2017 at 5:46 pm

      You should drive this way and see them for yourself. They look much better than they do in these pictures. 🙂

      I’ve seen very little of Hayward; I should make my way that side and while I’m there, I hope to see some of the murals you speak of. Thank you for the suggestion. 🙂

      And thank YOU for hosting this great meme.

  • umashankar
    7 September 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Those whales look serene and comfortable where they are! I like how the blue mural blends with the skies.

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