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Monday, 12 July 2021

Monday Murals - Banksia

I love murals and street art. 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 will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks, Sami.

I heard about "The Little Banksia Cafe" from one of my French class colleagues, and because it's 5 minutes from the clinic, I drove there one day after work to have a peep.

Imagine my surprise to find a mural on the outside wall. Not easy to photograph as the outdoor area was full of people, and big umbrellas...

Painted by Perth artist Anya Brock, at 78 Banksia Terrace, in the suburb of Kensington.



The side wall where the mural is painted, you can just see the tips of the leaves

Photo taken from the artist's website 


The street where the Cafe is located is the type of street where there seems to be a lot of community interaction, with verge herb/vegetable gardens where anyone can walk by and pick something to add to their dinner.  



Returning home I spotted fabulous views of Perth, on the other side of the Swan River. 





53 comments:

  1. ...banksia is a beauty, we see them in Maui. Thanks Sami for hosting, take care and enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks Tom. I think a lot of our vegetation must be quite similar to the one in Hawaii.

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  2. Thank You, Sammi. I love your new night header

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    1. Thanks Cloudia, it was taken on WA Day (as per my last post)

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  3. A very pretty mural and what a view from there.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. It was a surprise to see the great view.

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  4. Elephant's Child, a fellow Australian blogger, showed photos of real Banksias on her blog today. Your mural is beautiful. And photos of Perth in the distance are stunning.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, those are the Birthday candle banksias on EC's blog (Banksia spinulosa). There are lots of varieties and they are so pretty.

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    2. Thanks for clarifying the difference. It is good to know.

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  5. They grow to be pretty big trees, we have them here too

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  6. Dearest Sami,
    Glad you drove those 5 minutes to Banksia for finding this great mural and some more surprises.
    The city view is also incredible.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. I like the unconventional colours in the painting. They are great city views indeed.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. The views were a surprise :)

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  8. I failed to read the sign properly - the flowers are edible?
    Beautiful flower either way ... and mural of course. I fail also to find good ones in your old home...

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    1. I don't think the flowers are edible, they are there to protect veggies from bugs, but they had mostly herbs.

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  9. Beautiful mural. Loved all pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Rupam, enjoy your week too.

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  10. Ficou um ambiente belo e acolhedor.
    Boa semana

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  11. She is such a talented artist, lovely idea to combine the name of the cafe with the mural. The sign made me smile Sami, I often feel like putting a sign on my front lawn 'don't leave smelly surprises behind, take them with you' :) :)

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    1. Great combination of name and mural :)
      Maybe you should put up that sign Grace, some people need to be reminded sadly.

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  12. Beautiful mural and views of the city.
    Enjoy your day, Sami.

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  13. I like the mural and this house seems to be a very frinendly and inviting place. have a good week.

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  14. The mural is lovely and the herb garden is a great idea. I wish we had one in our neighbourhood!

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    1. Thanks David. Fremantle for example is an old suburb with lots of verge herb gardens. Maybe you should start one in your neighbourhood :)

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  15. Looks like my kind of neighbourhood!
    18C would be my kind of winter!

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    1. Thanks Jackie, my type of neighbourhood too :)

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  16. I love the little community garden!

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  17. What a lovely caf├ę and mural to brighten the neighborhood. Thanks for hosting this challenge.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and contribution Avid Reader :)

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  18. It is always so nice to stumble upon a new mural. That looks like a caring neighbourhood. Thanks for hosting us each week.

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  19. what a gorgeous place and neighbourhood.

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  20. Great view of the skyline! Have a good week.

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  21. Amazing murals - you live in such a lovely country! I hope to visit some day!

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    1. Thank you Patti for your visit. Hope you get to visit ­čśŐ

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  22. Thank you for sharing such a nice mural and views of the city.

    All the best Jan

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