The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Monday Mural - Chillicothe Missouri


   As I was slowly passing through downtown Chillicothe, Missouri I noticed a mural off to the side, pulled over and parked on the main street.  Walking back to get this photo I saw another mural, then another and ended up walking around the downtown area finding a huge assortment of the largest murals I've seen in a town.  Chillicothe was a gold mine of murals, enough material between it and Jud, North Dakota alone to keeping me going on Oakland Daily Photo Monday Mural for the rest of the year.

Now did you know Chillicothe was the home of sliced bread?  There is a tidbit of information you can impress friends with at the next party.  The streetlamp fits right in with the mural scene, but can't say so for the trash can or power supply box.



14 comments:

  1. that's a scene you want to walk right into...

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  2. Many thanks to the good entrepreneurs of Chillicothe for their priceless invention! Fine mural too.

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  3. That is stunning and a lovely slice (pun intended!) of ol' USA as we perceive it on this side of the pond.

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  4. This mural is the best thing since sliced bread:-) I look forward to seeing more postings of your mural find.

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  5. What a fascinating mural and another tidbit of information from you! Who knew where sliced bread originated? Not me, certainly! Looking forward to more of your murals...

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  6. ..had never wondered about sliced bread. The artwork is really special.

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  7. The invention of the sliced bread? That is very interesting to make a mural about. I like the streetview and I hadn't noticed the lantarn was not part of it, when you hadn't noticed.

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  8. Lately I really became a fan of murals, this one is really amazing.

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  9. This is a beauty! I hope the town still looks this good!

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  10. I can honestly say I have never thought of sliced bread as having a home!
    But what beautiful colours in this street scene.

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  11. Having used the phrase, "It's the best thing since sliced bread" many, many times, it never occurred to me there'd be an actual place where it was invented. You've told us the where so the next question is who and why? Does it involve Wonder Bread? In the meantime, I look forward to more of these charming murals. Thanks, John, for participating in this (and last) week's Monday Mural.

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  12. Beautifully executed! You did happen upon a gold mine.

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  13. I'm still thinking about mural mondays...problem is I'm not organized enough to actually think about it on a Monday. Great mural!

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