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Sunday, September 23, 2012

MURALS


Jud, North Dakota
On the side of their post office

This tiny town (pop.76) in the vastness of North Dakota got their paint brushes out and did most every wall in town with a mural.  It was one of my target points on the trip and when I realized how far out of my way I was driving to see this I thought this had better be worth it.  It was, and in more ways than one.

It got me to looking more closely for murals in other towns of the mid-west and I came home with enough mural photos for the rest of the year and then some.  Jud alone provided me with 36 images.  Don't worry, I'll be mixing them up in the weeks to come on every Monday Mural.

Check out Oakland Daily Photo to see other murals.



 

15 comments:

  1. those are cool. i wish more towns did this, actually. :)

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  2. glad it was worth the trip there; my favourite, the stamp mural John

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  3. if their aim was not only to pretty up the town, but to attract visitors, then it worked!

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  4. Yes, I have seen those villages in US who have painted all the houses. This one I didn't visit. They must have many artists there.

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  5. I used to drive past murals and not notice them. Now that I am photographing them I hunt them down. It's well worth while to go out of your way to like you did.

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  6. I was so excited to see you posting here on Monday Murals! These are gorgeous - glad you are joining this fun meme! I love that stamp, but all of them are great - what a wonderful idea to beautify a town! Looking forward to many more of them! I think I have a supply for about 16 more weeks, then I have to go on a hunt!

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  7. such interesting murals but my favorite is the one with the church.

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  8. Murals are always so interesting, I like best the last one (without the ugly banner), but I'd love to see the other shots! ;-)

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  9. These are great! The first one is especially beautiful.

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  10. Great colors in those murals, but now your post has gotten me singing, "Poor Jud is dead," from Oklahoma!

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  11. They got you to come and visit the town!

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  12. That first one is a big POP of color!

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  13. that is a lot of murals for such a tiny town! it must have been funto get together and create these.

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