Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mellow yellows, many murals make up Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw is known to TV cartoon fans as the town where super-hero Atomic Betty attended school
at Moose Jaw Heights...when she wasn't somewhere in space, protecting the galaxy.
However, the city is also known for its murals. There are so many murals, I could only show a few last year, the first time I featured them on Mellow Yellow Monday.
Now, because yellow is such a bright spring-and-summer kind of color, here are a few more, to brighten up a snowy winter. I know Moose Jaw is having a snowy winter, because it's just a few hours from here, in Saskatchewan, the Canadian province east of Alberta. At least Moose Javians (yes, that's what its citizens are called) have these murals to brighten up an otherwise white scene for them!

This only one half of a large mural depicting the rolling hills, lush valleys and wandering rivers of the Canadian prairie.

This ceramic mural depicts the Temple Garden Spa in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan,
where guests can enjoy a spa treatment or swim in the indoor/outdoor hot springs pool.

Moose Jaw's legendary reputation, as having once been Al Capone's hideout, means many murals depict his era.

Canada's air show favorites, the Snowbirds, are based in Moose Jaw.
Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies
Posted for the Mellow Yellow Monday meme. 
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Gizelle said...

impressive works of art!

Martha Z said...

I love the way so many cities and towns have sprouted murals. Often they tell of the history or character of the community. One can learn a lot about a town just looking at them.

Kim, USA said...

Yes it is very impressive love it!

gengen said...

Wow so pretty artworks...happy MYM!

chubskulit said...


My Mellow Yellow

Mr Puddy said...

Wow !!!! Kay
This is so impressive. Very beautiful pieces of Art and it's Huge !!!! and lots of details

Ann said...

The ceramic mural is so beautiful. One of our teachers is decorating a totem pole, and she asked donations for chipped crockery. A teacher, ( an artist herself) donated not chipped colorful ones. We teased her that we were going to take them home.She said, it was important ot have colorful pieces.

Fran said...

How lovely to have such beautiful artwork all around. Thanks for showing us these pictures. x

Joyful said...

Fantastic murals.

Luna Miranda said...

these are quite interesting murals! i love the vintage lady mural.:p

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mona said...

what can i saw just wow .. so pretty, happy mym.

Cezar and Léia said...

They are great artists, the murals are wonderful, my favorite is the last one!
Happy Monday,

Greyscale Territory said...

Incredible, fascinating variety of artworks! Each one tells a story and evokes feelings! Beautiful!

SKIZO said...

thank you for sharing

Carola said...

Artwork on houses is wonderful. Always happy to see some.

cieldequimper said...

Oooh I love, love, love the first one. I can't wait to be back in the PNW. One and half months to go!

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a fun colorful very mellow yellow post Kay!
I love the idea of murals all around a town. there looks like there is something for everyone too.

forgetmenot said...

I'd say you found some great murals to take pics of--very nice. I really like the first one that depicts Canada. Mickie

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for the mural shots, Kay. Have you seen the fabulous murals in Chemainus, BC?


The seekers of yellow, they say,
Will have a most terrible day
Should they not behold
Cream, amber or gold
To burnish life’s dull shades of grey.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Oasis in Yellow

Francisca said...

You know how much I like murals, Kay, and this is a wonderful assortment. Can't even pick a favorite! But I had no idea that is what Moose Jaw is known for. I guess I was always in fifth gear driving through! A good friend of ours calls this his home town, and yet I've learned more today about it than in the 25 years I've known him, :-D I'm sure we'll catch each other through the blogs over the next months, but still I wish you and Dick a trip full of wonder. Other than this next weekend in Amsterdam (not for sightseeing, but spending quality time with a cousin and her kids), most of my time the next four months will be in Bucharest, Romania, and surrounding countries, so our paths are not likely to cross. But see you here every now and then! Eager to see your pics and read your stories! xo

jabblog said...

Fantastic murals - they must certainly brighten up people's lives.