Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Train



We happened to pass this wonderful train painted on a cinder block wall. I find nothing more mournful than the long, low whistle of a train at evening time.

The year leads round the seasons, in a choir
For ever charming, and for ever new,
Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay,
The mournful, and the tender, in one strain...
~James G. Percival

19 comments:

Denise inVA said...

I feel the same about a fog horn at sea :) wonderful mural Ginnie. I enjoyed the poem also.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabuous mural

reana claire said...

The artist is good.. it looks so real and colorful!

Sandra said...

I LOVE IT! I love it... I love the colors and the joy that is says without words. I love trains and this one is beautiful to me... a very talented artist... I am glad to see murals coming back. we have them here to. great photos also.., you captured it

crafty cat corner said...

that is just brilliant, what an artist...
We have graffiti here but nothing like that.
Briony
x

Karen said...

What a great mural!

Tanya Breese said...

i love the mural...i can hear the train pass through from my house, i like it!

LV said...

Trains have always sounded lonesome to me. However, I enjoyed riding on one once upon a time. You find so many neat things. I have to got to get out since the weather is better.

SweetMarie said...

one talented artist...love the bright colors. such a nice way to clean up a wall/building. :)

Filip and Kristel said...

Hi Ginny,

Hope you are fine. Top street art. It was a while ago but I am trying to blog again.

Greetings,
Filip

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I agree, you hear a lone whistle off in the distance [when night is dark and moonless]....it is a lonely sound. But still I love it when I hear them.

What a great Find Ginny!!

ps...and the alligator "BOOTS" is names so because the skin can be made into boots. And the female there in the refuge is named BAGS. As in alligator purses.

Ann Thompson said...

What a fabulous mural

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is very well done.

Mildred said...
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Tamago said...

That's a beautiful mural! The whistle of train does carry certain feeling, especially in the dark night!

Nancy Chan said...

Such a nice mural. Very talented artist.

Rose said...

What a great mural...I love trains.

Small Kucing said...

The artist have talent. I love the painting/mural

L. D. said...

This is a wonderful painting. It isn't that easy to paint in such a large space.