Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Before we leave 11/11" and Malibu pic of the day - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dear Family, Friends, and Gentle Readers,

Before we get too far away from Veterans Day, our last patriotic holiday until 4th of July, I wanted to squeeze in this mural from our "Out of Bounds Gallery" (street art which occurs outside of our primary focus of East Hollywood).

Artist "The Seventh Letter" and "A Boosted Artist Content Collaboration," Angels Will Rise, paint on stucco.

What better image to observe an American day of remembrance than a trio of eagles? This proud and fierce set of birds is to be found on the side of dry cleaners off Melrose in West Hollywood.

Maybe you can make out what the gold lettering says in the upper right--I surely cannot. I did make a "The Seventh Letter" as an artist's name along with the "signature" date of 2007.

Eagle #1
Eagle #2
This mural is quite faded. I've tried to boost some of the color to what I remember it looking like over the years. Even as faded  as it is, there's a lot of color left and when the setting sun hits it becomes quite golden. Most of these are taken in morning light, but the one that shines yellow most brightly was taken as the sun started to die.

If I were to simply redefine the Melrose Ave. corridor as part of East Hollywood, I could keep this blog going for 10 years and not show you every bit of showable street art. It's a popular place for some reason.

Eagle #3

I don't know about you, but Eagle #3 here seems to be a bit worried as he appears to be in backward glance. But that's the job of the rear guard isn't it? Watch the group's back.

I was trying decide if any of this graphic treatment is particularly Latino or Mesoamerican. There does seem to be an Aztec Calendar kind of vibe to the birds. There's no doubt that they do not look tame at all. So, watch out!

And here's as full as you can get.

This used to be very impressive as you drove past. It's still an eye-catcher.


Another clear blue day swept free of clouds by the Santa Ana winds. A second view in case that wasn't enough for you.

And here is a hummingbird I found at rest, perched on branch, sticking his tongue out. It's hard to see, but it's there.

From eagles to a hummingbird--who says we don't have scope in this blog?

Have a wonderful Tuesday.


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