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Monday 8 July 2024

Monday Murals - Wanda, the whale

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 

Back to more murals from Margaret River. 

On the main street of Margaret River - Bussell Highway - on the walls of clothes boutique Marine and Co. Store is a whale painted in November 2019 by Owlet art aka Cara Sanders.

The Margaret River region has the longest whale watching season in the world hosting an estimated 35,000 whales as they migrate to our warmer waters between June – December.

Wanda the whale is inspired by the Southern Right and Humpback whales who migrate through our pristine waters. 
Embellished with a blue wren, dolphins and waves, the shadow effect makes it feel as if Wanda is swimming the streets with you.





Right next to the whale is a colourful quirky mural painted by Ian Mutch, @stumcmillanart aka Stuart McMillan and @quodzilla.
The words say "Wooditjup", the name given by the Wadandi people to Margaret River. 






35 comments:

  1. ...I would expect to see one of Wanda's cousins in Maui. Thanks Sami for hosting, have a Jolly July.

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    1. I hope you see the cousins swimming by. Thanks Tom

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  2. The whale is really neat! Australia really has wonderful art work, you show us.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Yes, I agree with Tom. We see many whales in Hawaiian. They generally come in the winter. I'm trying to work out in my mind why they are in your neighborhood now because it's your winter. Fascinating creatures.

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    1. They are here between June and December - so Winter to first month of Summer. Thanks Cloudia

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  4. Lovely work. I love whales. We are off to swim with them in October....fingers crossed!

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  5. Wanda is amazing and a good three D effect.

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  6. Wanda is very beautiful. The eyes look so realistic (to me). Great share.Thanks for hosting, Sami! Be well.

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  7. Literalmente A Fish Called Wanda :))
    Boa semana

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    1. Teria sido um bom titulo, lol. Boa semana Pedro

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  8. Wanda's portrait looks great! Love that shadow!
    I guess whale murals always do. :)

    Thank you for hosting, Sami. H
    Have a good week!

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  9. Grace and P would cringe, but I have to say: There is a The Simpsons-episode on just this! A Whale....
    Certainly playing in America (though there are episodes playing in Australia, too!)
    Beautiful murals.

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    1. Thanks Iris. Haven't watched The Simpsons for a few years...

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  10. Amazing mural works.
    Thanks a lot for hosting, Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Rupam, have a great week too

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  11. Wanda is great!

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  12. Dear Sami,
    Wanda, the whale brings back wonderful memories of our whale watching tours in California and especially Iceland. We saw so many humpback whales up close and it was a fantastic experience that I will never forget. A very beautiful mural - and the colorful Wooditjup mural also appeals to me.
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2024/07/weltreise-2024-neuseeland-von-nord-nach.html

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  13. That whale is especially beautifully done!

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  14. That whale is beautiful. Seeing the whales in person would be awesome.

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    1. I haven't done a whale tour yet, but will have to do one day. Thanks Sharon

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  15. Fun murals; thanks for sharing them.

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  16. So cheerful and bright. Susan

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