Monday Mural| Hollywood Boulevard

This week, Tipsy from the TRIP returns to Monday Mural with the picture of an enormous piece of art from the ‘little Hollywood’ in Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim,...
Hollywood Boulevard mural

Hollywood Boulevard mural

This week, Tipsy from the TRIP returns to Monday Mural with the picture of an enormous piece of art from the ‘little Hollywood’ in Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. Let’s call it the Hollywood Boulevard mural, for now.

I found this mural when I was on Hollywood Boulevard — not the real one — but the one in California Adventure Park, where Disney has tried to create parts of several attractions of the ‘golden state.’ As such, there is an area in the park that is called ‘Hollywood Land’ and in it, is a mini-Hollywood Boulevard and a Sunset Boulevard, too.

The Hollywood Mural

This mural is at the end of Hollywood Boulevard, where it intersects with Sunset Boulevard. When I first saw this, i.e when I entered the ‘boulevard’ I thought it was a big board with painted blue skies and clouds set up as a back ground for the street. It was only when I got up-close that I realized that that painting at the end of the road had some buildings also on it, making it look like the street extends into the mural.

When I say ‘big,’  this is how big it really is in comparison with the size of us humans —

Hollywood Boulevard mural, California Adventure Park.

Look at the sheer size of the mural!

Hollywood Boulevard Mural

Hollywood Boulevard Mural up close. Hollywood Land, California Adventure Park.

It was only when I was at the end of the Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Land that I noticed that the Hollwood Boulevard Mural I had seen, was actually on the back of a building. Here’s what it looked like when I looked back at the painting —

Hollywood Boulevard Mural

The mural, from the end of Sunset Boulevard. I wonder who painted this.

Linking to the memes:

1. Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo. 

If you like this post, you might also like these–
Monday Murals on Tipsy from the TRIP

2. Our World Tuesday

 

Have you visited Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles?
Come visit the street at this old post — Hip and Happening Hollywood Boulevard

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57 Comments on this post.
  • Marleen, NL
    2 January 2017 at 10:10 am

    Wow, it’s huge indeed! And very well done.

    • dNambiar
      2 January 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Isn’t it?
      Thank you for stopping by, Marleen. 🙂

  • s.c.
    2 January 2017 at 10:49 am

    Looks like a very well done movie background. Very well executed. If you are on a little distance you can believe its real. Great mural, great find.

    • dNambiar
      2 January 2017 at 5:08 pm

      From afar we see that the sky is a painting. I like how you wonder where the buildings end and where the painting starts. 😀
      Thank you, SC.:)

  • Jackie
    2 January 2017 at 1:55 pm

    It is huge! Thanks for sharing.

    • dNambiar
      2 January 2017 at 5:09 pm

      It is! 🙂
      Thank you for visiting. And Happy New Year, Jackie.

  • tom the backroads traveller
    2 January 2017 at 3:05 pm

    …neat look back.

    • dNambiar
      2 January 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you for coming this way, Tom.
      Happy 2017 to you. 🙂

  • Photo cache
    3 January 2017 at 1:39 am

    That is one large mural and very nice.

    • dNambiar
      3 January 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, M.
      Happy new year to you. 🙂

  • LovelyGishi
    3 January 2017 at 2:06 am

    Very cool colors..

    • dNambiar
      3 January 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Indeed. 🙂
      Welcome here LovelyGishi. 🙂

  • joe
    3 January 2017 at 6:00 am

    Whoever painted it has done a swell job.

    • dNambiar
      3 January 2017 at 11:17 pm

      Hasn’t he/she?
      I love how the painting blends with the real street. 🙂
      Welcome here, Joe.

  • Neha
    3 January 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Gorgeous Photos….

    • dNambiar
      3 January 2017 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you Neha.
      Welcome to Tipsy from the TRIP.

      • Neha
        11 January 2017 at 11:20 am

        Thank you babe…I love your blog

        • dNambiar
          12 January 2017 at 6:09 am

          🙂
          Thank you.
          I will come and check out yours, soon. 😉

  • Alok Singhal
    3 January 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Wow, you are back in the new year 😊

    Good to see your post. Reminds me of the various hotels in Las Vegas which have their own themes, like Venice or Rome or New York etc…much like the theme in those murals. Even the sky looks real in those hotels.

    Btw, happy new year.

    • dNambiar
      3 January 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Hey Alok!
      Yup! I’m back, after what seems like a long break. I ran into some technical issues and then some more of them. And I used the time for some projects at home. Gosh! but I missed blogging so much!! 🙂

      Nice to see you back here, also. 😀
      A trip to Vegas is long overdue. I’ll look out for the little reproductions there in the Sin City. Thank you, Alok.

      And Happy New Year to you and your lovely girl. 🙂

  • magiceye
    4 January 2017 at 3:43 am

    Wow! Amazing work!

    • dNambiar
      4 January 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Isn’t it? 🙂

  • Oakland Daily Photo
    4 January 2017 at 4:47 am

    Welcome back. Fantastic trompe l’oeil murals. You wouldn’t accept anything less intriguing from the Disney folks. Thanks for contributing to this week’s Monday Mural.

    • dNambiar
      4 January 2017 at 5:44 pm

      I just learnt a new term — trompe l’oeil murals.
      Thank you. 🙂
      From Disney — definitely not! I’m so impressed by the company’s perfection in everything.
      And thank you so, so much for hosting this meme. 🙂

  • Astha
    4 January 2017 at 6:58 am

    Stunning!!! amazed 🙂

    • dNambiar
      4 January 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Astha.
      And welcome here. 🙂

  • Shanx
    5 January 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Wohooo! That’s crazy huge. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

    • dNambiar
      6 January 2017 at 2:03 am

      Oh yeah!
      Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment, Shanx 🙂

  • Sharon
    5 January 2017 at 7:16 pm

    We were here 3 weeks ago! I love this mural. We happened onto a streetcar full of performers at this spot and followed it as they sang. Then they all hopped out and danced and sang on the steet, joined by Mickey. So fun! Happy New Year!

    • dNambiar
      6 January 2017 at 2:06 am

      I’m sure you had a great holiday. Disney does it all so well.
      Thank you for coming this way, Sharon. And welcome here. 🙂

  • Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    6 January 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Wow! That’s a gigantic one and, quite beautiful!

    • dNambiar
      9 January 2017 at 1:11 am

      Isn’t it? 🙂
      Thank you for coming this way, Maniparna. 🙂

  • rupam { xhobdo }
    9 January 2017 at 2:55 am

    Welcome back :)Beautiful post and pics.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2017.

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:11 am

      Hey Rupam.
      Thank you. And welcome back to Tipsy from the TRIP 😀
      I hope the new year has been good so far. Happy 2017.

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    9 January 2017 at 3:52 am

    Its amazing.

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:13 am

      It really is. 🙂

  • Rajesh
    9 January 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Amazing mural work.

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:13 am

      It really is — both — in terms of the size as well as the 3D effect. Thank you for coming this way, Rajesh.

  • Purba Chakraborty
    9 January 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Wow! This is a beautiful mural. Great captures 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:15 am

      It really is a beautiful piece of work; a super-huge one at that.
      Thank you, Purba. 🙂

  • Prasad Np
    9 January 2017 at 7:03 pm

    For some reason, I am not getting your feed, and it is not in spam also. I tried to subscribe again but it does not give me an option by email and only gives me XML type page.

    BTW I did read the post and love the blue sky in murals 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:32 am

      Prasad so sorry for the trouble. Gotta set some things right. Will do that soon. Thank you so much.

      And thanks again for the calendar. 🙂

  • Amit Misra
    10 January 2017 at 7:07 am

    One may confuse it with the real sky 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:47 am

      Quite realistic, isn’t it?
      I love how the roads — the real one and the one in the picture seem to merge into each other. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by, Amit. 🙂

  • Yogi Saraswat
    10 January 2017 at 8:39 am

    Very well executed . somebody told me that the same thing ( But not so big) is in Delhi some where . where it is , I dont know .

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:48 am

      I hope you bump into it sometime. I would love to see the pic on your blog.
      Thank you for visiting, Yogi. 🙂

  • Tales of Travelling Sisters
    10 January 2017 at 10:36 am

    Such a fantastic piece of work!! Looks so real…

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:49 am

      Isn’t it?
      Up close it does look pretty real.
      I hope you girls are doing well. 🙂

  • Amit Agarwal
    11 January 2017 at 6:09 am

    Awesome work! Must have been undertaken by a team of artists and experts from other technical fields..
    The very concept of doing it on the back wall is far fetched!
    Thank you Divya for this wonderful sight 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:52 am

      I’m sure it was a lot of work. Just the size of it, makes it so awe-inspiring.
      You are so welcome, Amit. Thank YOU for stopping by.

  • joshi daniel
    11 January 2017 at 8:43 pm

    beautiful street 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:54 am

      Disney has made the place such a fun destination. 🙂

  • RAHUL BHATIA
    12 January 2017 at 3:26 am

    This was beautiful, Divya

    • dNambiar
      12 January 2017 at 6:55 am

      🙂
      Thank you for your visit here.

  • umashankar
    17 January 2017 at 9:26 am

    It is an amazing work of art. I would have never guessed the fact about the building at the edge of the street but for your tip!

    • dNambiar
      17 January 2017 at 9:04 pm

      It is amazing.
      Great use of space, is it not? 🙂

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    24 January 2017 at 8:47 pm

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