Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Year 2 --"W"


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Last week I used my waterfall shot in VERTICAl photos so I could show my wildflowers and weeds this WEEK BUT then I panicked because I had planned to use the WORLD WAR II mural photos for "W." What to do, what to do!

I decided to make collages of the weeds and wildflowers and show the mural photo of the WAR in original size. . . Ü

WEEDS and WILDFLOWERS without names:



It doesn't do the weeds and wildflowers justice to make them so small -- some of them were just beautiful! I will have to make a choice next time, I reckon.

World War II MURAL on railroad wall. . . It isn't finished -- the artists ran out of funds and I reckon will do the rest when they get enough money together again for the paint. It is a volunteer activity. The photos that are taken at a slant are because there used to be a building close by and I couldn't take the full view up close. Today, they have demolished the building and put in grass and flowers and a walkway and there is a parking lot for the Columbian newspaper's new office building and the Hilton Hotel property so the area is very nice place to stroll through. This spring, I helped weed the area when we had a cleanup Vancouver day.





















25 comments:

my imaginary said...

wow...those draw at WW II wall is great.

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Picturing of Life said...

all W shots you have are excelent.

Mine in here Thanks

ShutterHappyJenn said...

So great that you decided to post all! Lots of great photos!

My "W" picture is now posted in this blog:

Shutter Happenings

Hope you could drop by.

photowannabe said...

That mural is awesome. I hope they preserve it . Love all your choices.

Malyss said...

As I love history very much, I find the idea to paint such a long wall about it really great!the paintings are very well made and impressive.
sure, it could not be easy to take pictures of it, but anyway, the shots you made allow us to see that incredible thing;I like it!

Blue said...

What amazing detailed murals.

esnorway said...

great W team good shoots

RuneE said...

That mural painting was impressive. It must be well worth the effort - if we can learn something from it.

Aileni said...

Paulie, that WW2 mural is very fine and your pictures do it justice. Qite a moving work - I hope they get to finish it.

mrsb said...

Wow! That's an amazing mural! Thanks for sharing that!

I browsed your pictures, and they are great! I especially loved the little squirrel pics!

I'll definitely be back to see what you post next!

reader Wil said...

What a great idea to paint a mural on WW II. You said the mural is not finished! Well actually that war isn't either. It left so many victims who are still suffering from the atrocities they have undergone. I was as a child a prisoner in one of the Japanese concentration camps. Fortunately I can live with it.
Very good post.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hi Paulie,
I do hope someone finds the funds to complete the mual. What a shame to start and not finish, eh? Is there a reason a WWII mural is being painted in this location?

Andrea said...

Very nice and interesting "W" post.

Andrea

ellen b said...

Wow, what great W's you've shown Us. I really like the WWII mural, etc...

AphotoAday said...

Interesting wall to commemorate WW2.   Hope they get more funds so they can finish it.

Also think your weeds are great -- they never get any respect...

Denise said...

The mural is so moving!

Daryl said...

Wow What a Wonderful Wealth of Ws

:-Daryl

granmal said...

Love the WWII mural on the fence -I think its great when people take time to remember! Great Post

Petunia said...

Very nice! Wildflowers are always so beautiful:)

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful, detailed, skillful mural.

Alan said...

All excellent choices for W week. I like the WWII wall a lot, a great idea for a memorial.

dot said...

Lots of Ws! I really like the mural.

leslie said...

That is one fantastic mural on WWII. I'm into anything of that era and would love to see it.

Miss_Yves said...

Wonderful choices !
I love your collages and the photo of the wall is awesome!
miss Yves

Katney said...

That is certainly an extensive mural. How long it it?