This post is our unoffical contribution to the Picture of the Day monthly theme photo. This month it’s Mural or Graffiti.
The current whale mural is the third version at this site. The first whale mural was painted onto the white wall below the current whale wall. That first version was the first whale mural that Wyland did.
A few years later Wyland (He uses his last name only.) reversed the painting with the whales pointing toward the sea. Then the owner of the lower wall, for whatever reason, painted over the second version.
Wyland, just prior to the lower wall being painted white, had purchased the building that the current wall mural is on. The owner of the lower wall wanted the same building and may have painted over the whale to get even with Wyland. Whatever.
Wyland, after remodeling the building, created the current mural. It’s made up of hundreds of porcelain tiles. Each tile is hand painted by Wyland.
The photo is made up of three images. We used Elements 6 Photomerge Panarama utility to create a single image. You can click the image to see a larger version.
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