Monday Mural | Found in Astoria

Today we go further north — from Portland to Astoria in Oregon. I found these murals in the seaside town of Astoria in (northwestern) Oregon. Astoria, which lies at the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia river has many stories to tell: of Native Americans, shipwrecks and trade. Now lets have … Read>>

Belur’s beautiful bracket belles

Chennakesava Temple in Belur is known for its friezes, its pillars and stone lattices. Even the star-shaped platform on which it stands, a feature of its style of architecture. People who have visited there will tell you that between those sculpted pillars and decorative eaves are some beautiful stone ladies who … Read>>

MondayMural | Found in Portland

I found this Old Town mural in Portland Oregon in the year 2013.  This impressive mural seems to portray nightlife and it looks like it is four-stories tall. Do you happen to know more about this mural? Or the artist (s) of this work of art? Linking to Monday Mural … Read>>

Monday Mural| Found near the Cascade Range

Ronald McDonald in a mural is not something you might not have seen. However, I had to take a picture of this one, because I caught what I thought might be Mt. Hood in the background. So maybe I could call this the Ronald McDonald- Mt. Hood mural. Today we are … Read>>

Monday Mural | Found in Napa

Today, we leave the (SF)Bay Area, behind and go into California’s wine country. This is a mural from Napa — a picture of the Napa River. I found Napa river mural in Downtown Napa, on a walk to the waterfront, some time back. This artwork in is — I hear … Read>>

A sculptural banquet in Belur; Hoysala style

Not far from Halebidu — the capital city of the Hoysalas — is a symbol of the dynasty’s victory over the Cholas in the battle of Talakkad in 1116AD. This mark of victory seems to have turned out to be quite a sculptural extravaganza called the Chennakesava temple and it … Read>>

Monday Mural | Found in San Jose

One day — a couple of years ago — on a stroll through the ‘Capital of Silicon Valley,’ I came across this mural beside one of the ‘light rail’ stations in the downtown area.  I’d like to call it the Diablo mural because this mural from San Jose, CA looks like … Read>>

Monday Mural | Found in Berkeley

For Monday Mural: Telegraph Avenue Murals This week I take you a little north of Oakland to the university town of Berkeley. After a walk through ‘Telegraph Avenue’ the year before last, I chanced upon these murals. Mural 1 — Mural design by Osha Neumann, painted with O’Brien Thiele Janet Kranzberg, … Read>>