Monday, August 31, 2009

Blue Monday - Murals

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We snapped these pictures of murals in Tarpon Springs from our car. They're all related to the sea and all have beautiful blue in them. I'm sure you'll notice the blue sky and the many touches of blue in the surrounding buildings. This one has a mermaid.

This one depicts a courtyard with a beautiful fountain.

Here's a village in Greece.

This is a beautiful mural of a sponge boat with a diver painted on its bow.

Blue Monday Participants
1. ellen b
2. LaVoice
3. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE
4. Chari@Happy To Design
5. Mary@OnePerfect Bite
6. Aussie Nikki NC USA
7. Sandi
8. m @ tales from an oc cottage
9. Linderhof
10. Brittany D.
11. Sarah @ Hyacinths For The Soul
12. Chriss- Vancouver, BC
13. Barbara the Purple Goat Lady
14. Baba's Special babies
15. Maggie ...@Normandy Life
16. barbara jean
17. De Cherie
18. Ivory Spring
19. ...Molly
20. Judith
21. Maria Berg, Sweden
22. D@SunnySide
23. AnnA
24. Gemma
25. Jeanne
26. Gie
27. Becky K. @Hospitality Lane
28. cindy
29. Judi
30. Shirls Rose Cottage
31. Cindy at Collector at Heart
32. Joan @ Applejack Lane
33. Beverly
34. Happily Retired Gal
35. bj
36. Candy
37. storyteller at Small Reflections
38. Maria's Space
39. Cozy Kitchen by the Sea
40. Ruby
41. Pagan Sphinx-MassachusettsUSA
42. denisemarie-bloomin
43. Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections
44. Sally
45. charmine
46. Becky
47. Lynn
48. charli and me
49. boliyou
50. Elizabeth
51. Lynn @ Alive!
52. Regina, Daily Living
53. Lou, Denver,CO USA
54. Singapore Plants Lover
55. Debra Kaye
56. Nadine, Bulgaria
57. A.Marie
58. Fifi Flowers
59. Kitty_Valerie
60. annies home -
61. Ladynred
62. Jane
63. Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage
64. Terry
65. darnold23@diningwithdebbie
66. Paisley&Pretties
67. Jensmere
68. carolyn USA
69. Tara @ Feels like Home
70. Lorie Shewbridge

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ellen b said...

Hello Sally,
The murals in this town are fun! We were both snapping shots by the sea. Hope you have a great week! Now I'm going to sleep!

Mary said...

I love the blues you found to share with us today. I love the murals. I hope you have a wonderful day.

tales from an oc cottage said...

How interesting! I have not seen anything like that!

m ^..^

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Very nice! You won't find anything like that here! Happy Blue Monday!


Sarah said...

Sally, thanks for sharing the blues of Tarpon Springs.
Happy Blue Monday ~ Hyacinth

Chriss said...

Very pretty. THis is my first time participating in your meme and I look forward to doing so in the future.

Barbara said...

Sally, I have been to Tarpon Springs, but the murals must be new or I don't remember them. They are great. We went out on the Sponge Boat.

Happy Monday, Barbara

Maggie B said...

I enjoyed my visit to Tarpon Springs this morning, oh! how I wish we had those blue skies here today.
Hope you have a great week.

Baba's Special Babies said...

Wow... I love looking at these great murals and my favorite one is the courtyard with the fountain!!!The pictures looked better when I enlarged looks like a ghost shadow in the first shot!!!

Have a fun "Blue Monday"....
Hugs, Baba

Barb said...

Love Murals.

These are great.

thanks for hosting.

blessings on your week.

barbara jean

Cherie said...

Hi Sally, I have landed and even had time to make a post for this weeks blue monday. Hope that you are doing well on your side of the states. Hugs and Love to you! Cherie

Anonymous said...

wonderful collections of 'blue' memories for you. Isn't it amazing when you are looking for a colour how everything seems to be in that colour? lol take care, with much love, Judith

Maria Berg said...

That is so cool, with all that village on the wall, MB

Greyscale Territory said...

Those murals make the streetscape look so bright and attractive! They really look so lovely!

AnnA said...

Hello Sally!
Nice murals you are showing this bluey monday.
Have a nice week!/

Snoopygie said...

awesome...some people are really talented.

Happy Blue Monday.

Becky K. said...

I like these. That last one has to be my favorite, though.

Happy Blue Monday!

Becky K.

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, it is fun to re-visit a lovely Florida city. Those buildings look beautiful painted with the seaside murals. Tarpon Springs is a very charming place. I love the blues today.


Beverly said...

We used to go to Tarpon Springs when I was a small child to watch the boats. I love the sights, sounds and smells of Tarpon Springs. Great post, Sally.

Cindy said...

This is all in one town? Nice to see all the art.
Have a good day.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Lots of beautiful blue in your lovely travel photos. The murals are beautiful ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

bj said...

Your blues are great today, Sally.
Thanks for always being here for us to start our week off in a GOOD way.
Happy Blue Monday..
xo bj

Candy said...

Nice shots of town and good thing girl.Off to a busy day and will get some visiting in this evening. Happy day ;-)

onangelwings said...

Amazing Murals. Very talented folks.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sally...we used to go to Tarpon Springs when I was a child.
Loved to eat at "Pappas" restaurant. I believe the restaurant was sold years ago.
Once you have had a "real" Greek Salad, no other!

Thanks for sharing these murals and for the memories they have evoked.

Have a Magnificent Blue Monday!


~Let Freedom Ring!~

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Molly's feeling BLUE
as she visits the blue house
missing her fur-friend ;-(

Hugs and blessings,

Barbara H. said...

Those are great murals! I love when towns have that kind of thing.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What great murals. They certainly make the town lovely!


Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, I like those murals!

April said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sally! Lots of talent went in to painting those!

charmine. said...

Happy blue monday Sally.I love the one with the Greecian village scene the best.

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Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally. All of the murals are interesting and fun. They are also very pretty. I hope you have a wonderful Blue Monday ♥

DeniseMarie said...

Sally, great pics. I can't wait for things to slow down a little so I can show you my new blue dishes and other fun stuff. Have a terrific week.

boliyou said...

Great shots. I ended up shooting an awning this week, too!

Elizabeth said...

How cool! I love when communities have things that make them unique and celebrate it.

Lynn said...

What great fun! Shows some definite community spirit, pride, and cooperation. Shine a spotlight on this town!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love these murals, when we went to OK we saw alot of pictures painted on store walls in small town that depicted the Frontier life.

Regina said...

Beautiful blue! Nice shots Sally.

I found my blue now, (just posted).
Have a wonderful week.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful 'blue' photos, Sally... Tarpon Springs looks like such a neat place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Lou said...

and your Blue Monday is just perfect!!
drop by my place for a looksee !
thanks for sharing!
♥ smiles!

Debra said...

I love murals! Happy Blue Monday!

A.Marie said...

Those are some lovely murals. Thanks for sharing.

shopannies said...

that is some very good artistic work

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally
I love the muriels. They are sooooo nice and wonderfully done.
YOur pictures turned out so good too.
have a great day

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the last mural!

Kitty Valerie said...

I loved the Village in Greece. It's just beautyful.
Have a great Monday,

Ladynred said...

Beautiful Blue Murals. Great shots!

Ruby said...

I love seeing murals on buildings. You are showing some very nice ones today. Dreamy sky,too!
Thanks for hosting blue Monday. It's always a 'cool' day on your blog!

Nezzy said...

Sally, beautiful pictures. This chick is feelin' a little blue now so I am off to the rose garden. Have a very brightly blessed day!!!

squawmama said...

Sally these were excellent pictures of the murals in Tarpon Springs... It is such a wonderful place to visit. Have a beautiful Monday!


Diane of Crafty Passions said...

The mural's are just fantastic.

Carrie said...

I remember when I was in New Port Richey for my niece's wedding in 1998 a few of us went to Tarpon Springs to see the sights, including the sponge industry.
The murals are very nice.

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

I just love these little towns with the murals painted down the sides of the buildings...just feels so homey and quaint! I've never been to Tarpon Springs but these beautiful murals sure make it enticing! I think my favorite mural is of the all the display of the flags on top of that building too! So pretty! Thanks for sharing it with all of us today! Thank you so much, Sally...for hosting Blue Monday...I always enjoy participating and going to everyone's posts!!!

Warmest wishes,

salmagundi said...

Fun Blue Monday post! I love local murals. Sally

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy Blue Monday to you .
What a wonderful post and great photos.
Blessings to you .
Thank you for hosting Blue Monday.
Happy Trails

Clif said...

Beautiful. I love blue.

Slee said...

I am a sucker for murals. These are lovely.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Happy Blue Monday. I love public murals!

Dixie said...

Sally... looks like you had a busy blue monday... i gave you a shout-out in French Lique today... drop by and see... let's just say.. I expect some traffic to your book blog.. ;) thanks again for all the wonderful reads this summer!

hugs Dixie

Joy said...

Beautiful murals! Looks like a nice place to visit too.

Jensmere said...

Hi Sally! Love these murals...There are certainly some talented local artists in Tarpon! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Be blessed,

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

I really like the one with the courtyard and fountain.
I loved all the scenery when we were in Greece. I have a great picture of a blue pool from Greece, I just can't find it, darn it!! I will for next week. Have a wonderful week.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

No worries Sally, I've lost 30 pounds since January and I plan on pigging out at lunch with Diane tomorrow. Not eating sugar anymore allows me to eat cheeseburgers and still lose weight. I'm skinnier now than I have been in ages. I'm still trying to lose at least 10 more pounds. I'm still 30 pounds heavier than the day I got married. : ( but I know I am not alone on that one. lol

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally, very pretty murals. I like how you incorporated them into Blue Monday.
LIfe has been a bit hectic lately, I missed Blue Monday today!

Carolyn Ford said...

wow! My husband and I were in Tarpon Springs in May and we saw those murals! How fun to see them again from your lens!