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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Monday Mural


Alpine, Texas

A fantastically colorful mural.  Just where does one go to buy such brilliantly colored paint?
Not only that but paint that can withstand the unrelenting fierce Texas sun?
(click on the pictures to see the details better)

You will notice Dan Blocker "Hoss Cartright" from the television series Bonanza.  He graduated from college here in Alpine, but his home was clear across Texas in De Kalb.  You can see little De Kalb's museum to Dan and his grave site here from a previous trip we made through Texas.

I like the 50's style of postcard.
Notice the date - 2005, and it looks like it was painted just yesterday.

This is linked to Oakland Daily Photo's Monday Mural





15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that really does look amazing! saw hoss right off the bat. :)

Randy said...

That's a nice one.

GreenComotion said...

Such vibrant colors.
Great catch!
Peace :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

This is a great mural. Nice vintage feel to it, and who doesn't like Hoss??

biebkriebels said...

Very bright colours indeed, it looks like a comic strip.

MarkD60 said...

Verynice mural. I wish there were more around.

Jackie McGuinness said...

This is fantastic!

Pam said...

Yee haw! Expect to see some comments on some older posts from me today...backreading again.

Felicia said...

Wow that is a great mural. Lots of cool stuff on it.

Dina said...

Your mural here has all the right things to show off the town.
And strong long-lasting color, right.
(I think that was Tirtsale's problem--the Beersheba sun just peeled off her purple top. hehe)

RedPat said...

It's wonderful! Great to see Dan Blocker there.

theconstantwalker said...

Amazing to see John... And Hoss was just as famous over here.

Halcyon said...

Fantastic mural! Lots to see and lots of great color too!

Ruth Kelly said...

You could look for hours at that mural - such a variety of pictures.

Rose said...

Yep, Hoss was first to catch my eyes...would actually like to stand and study this one in person. There is lot going on in it.