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Monday, 4 May 2020

Monday Mural - Discarded Romance

This week I'm posting a photo of a mural my daughter saw in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), (Manila) Philippines, in January this year when they spent a few days in BGC before going home to Batangas, after their Christmas holiday with us.

As I discovered when we visited in December 2018, BGC is one of the best places to see big scale murals. Can't believe we were so close to this place and missed it!
This one is at Fully Booked, a 5 storey bookshop, in High Street, titled Discarded Romance, by American artist Mike Stilkey.

The artist works with local libraries, as with wear and tear of books, libraries usually  discard them, and he gives the books a second chance with his massive art installations, painting lively characters over the book spines.

My daughter who is a bookworm, loved the mural, but at the same time she told me she felt sad that so many books are discarded.

What do you think?

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you; 
just follow the Linky steps below. 
Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.  
Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your 
mural finds posted this week.  


Monday mural meme is posted at 12,01am Monday, Western Australian time
Thanks, Sami. 




Justin's Flat at BGC, Taguig, MM - Condominiums for Rent in Taguig ...
                  Photo from the net showing various levels of the shop and the length of the mural





47 comments:

  1. That's a fabulous idea for a mural.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. ...wow, this is spectacular! I rarely see interiors murals and this one is over the top. Thanks Sami, take care.

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    1. Thanks Tom, probably why we missed it last on our last visit, because we didn't go inside the shop :)

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  3. Anything to do with books is fine by me.

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  4. Dearest Sami,
    That is a great place for your daughter, being a book wurm and she took some good photos of the special mural.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  5. Very impressive. That height is terrific and I really like this one!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, it is truly gigantic!

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  6. I particularly like this fresco, because it has something to do with literature. It is indeed particularly impressive. Thank you for the finds and have a good week.

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  7. Wow!
    This is wonderful, very impressive.
    Thanks for sharing this one.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I loved this, Sami. Your daughter may feel sad, but most of those old books would end up in the landfill otherwise. This is a real beauty and anytime a cat is involved, it's a fun treat.

    I can't believe I totally forgot to link today. DUH!

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    1. True Elizabeth, here they get a second chance that will hopefully last for many years. And the cat is a great addition to the mural of course :)

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  9. Quem pensa em Filipinas e apenas vê os bairros de lata tem muito mais que ver.
    Pena as desigualdades sociais tão gritantes.
    Boa semana

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    1. Verdade Pedro, eles tem bairros de lata, mas tambem tem muitos bairros riquissimos e BGC e um deles, moderno e cheio de arte.

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  10. Wow, this is really... "awesome" - I don´t like the word, but stunning is as used up, is it. It´s a wonderful mural, but I have to admit.... I like my kindle! Easier, weight-wise and you have all the choices.
    Right now I change my mind between "Hiroshima" and a book on cooking history. Hope your daughter won´t kill me next time ;-)

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    1. Kindles are nice when travelling, I have a kindle that I never use, I also prefer the actual book, and Karina is the same. Thanks Iris.

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  11. Another article on murals commissioned to cheer people up during the coronavirus pandemic -- in case you and the mural aficionados didn't see it:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/arts/design/street-murals-art-los-angeles-virus.html

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. What a great initiative Mae, soon there will be lots of murals all over America. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love it Sami, such a clever idea and as you say it gives the old books a second chance to inspire..

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    1. It is a good idea to repurpose those books, his murals apparently always have books.

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, boa semana para si.

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  14. It is huge and very intriguing.

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  15. Great mural in size and artistery. I like it.

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  16. Oh this one is so beautiful Sami! BGC as we call it is filled with high-end stores and yummy restaurants and this Fully Booked branch at 5 stories does tell me it is in that area. Love this mural so much!

    I've always always wanted to join Monday Mural but I don't have a photo of a Mural. I have to do more searching on my old photos for one :)

    Sending you warm greetings from the Philippines Sami!

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    1. Thanks Stevenson. I really enjoyed BGC when I visited in December 2018. You are welcome to join Monday Murals anytime. Greetings from a wet Perth today.

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  17. A book store and a cat, what more could I want?

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  18. That truly is a magnificent name 'Discarded Romance'. And what a nice 'mural'

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  19. It is fabulous, Sami. I always feel sad about harming books but the result here is so wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Pat, glad you enjoyed it :)

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  20. I love this mural. As a retired librarian anything relating to books interests me.

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    1. Thanks for your visit Beth. That is lovely, glad you liked the mural :)

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