Stone wall mural across from St. John’s Castle, Limerick, Ireland
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It is isn’t it. It makes you wonder why those two particular designs going in different directions next to each other. 🙂
yes it does
That old stone offers the most wonderful nooks, crannies, and lines for wall art doesn’t it!
There was a construction fence around it because there had been a building torn down. So, there I am reaching through the fence with my camera trying to get the shot. I love murals and this artist was certainly talented, but I was mesmerized by the two very different themes and then the fact that they were going in different directions.
A sleeping giant? Or is he dead? Just in case there’s a legend behind this…
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Please tell us the legend. 🙂
I hope to hear it from you. 🙂
I have no idea but it sure gets you to thinking what was behind it. 🙂
I like the way this looks aged and it creates an interesting effect, Judy. Hope you will have a pleasant fall day and evening! 🙂
Almost looks like it should have been painted on a ceiling 😉
You’re right. 🙂
Wow, what a great wall!!
So beautiful. I didn’t know it was there. Thanks for sharing your photo.
That face would be challenging enough to do “right side up,” but SIDEWAYS? And get all the proportions correct? Wow!
I knew you would like that. 🙂
Great composition! The blue behind the horse makes me think it is in a field near a pond or lake. The greenery on wall is the hair of the man….and in the fall or winter it will totally change it’s look I surmise.
Yes, it is almost like a black and white photo except for the blue and the greenery. And, here is was on that wall next to a lot where the building had recently been razed with a huge fence around it.
Wow! It’s funny the captions that sometimes fly through my head when I first see a photo. My first reaction when I saw this one was ‘God Is Dead’ … a little disconcerting.
It’s a fantastic mural!
Well, that is what caught my eye as well. I looked at it, went into the castle, skipped the tour because I had to go back out and look again. I have never seen a rendering of God laying down. It just was disconcerting, and then for it to be next to a horse – it just really made me stand there and think about it. If that was the artist’s intention, he was quite successful. 🙂
Sometimes I think it’s better not to have the artist’s perspective. This way we get to let our imaginations play with it 🙂
This is so very cool. Thanks for photographing it. 😀
That’s so cool, Judy. Thanks for sharing this.
Wow! What a wall! Thanks for posting this.
What a treasure! Thanks for sharing it, Judy, and what fun it must have been to spot it. 🙂
What a great mural on that stone wall…very Celtic looking.
A face of an ancient sculpture, isn’t it Judy? I think it’s original wall art.
You are definitely ‘closer’ to knowing what this really is than the rest of us tourists. It really captured my senses, and I had trouble letting it go. Where it was there was a vacant lot right next to it that you could tell had contained a building of some sort. It had been taken down and removed but there were still remnants of construction and there was a very high chain link fence around the entire area. I have one more that was right next to it that is definitely some type of modern mural in color.
Ozymandias in Ireland! Maybe it’s a pictograph saying someone is a little hoarse? (I couldn’t help it.) It does demand a story, and that is part of its fascinating aspect. Thanks for skipping the tour so you could show us this!
Your sense of humor is always present – that’s why I like you. 🙂
Now that is art! I will have to share it with Amara and I really do want to know the story behind it! I love your history lessons!
That’s very clever. I’m not sure it’s God…maybe a modern rendition of a Roman sculpture.
Om my just amazing ! 🙂 I wonder if it is to depicting some Irish legend….
Well, that’s an idea. Now if I just knew someone in Ireland who knew the answer. I know one blogger so I’ll send her an email and ask.
Lol! I got your email, Judy. I have no idea who that is but I would guess it’s either King John (who is usually depicted with a beard and long wavy hair) or a viking. King John had the castle built on what was originally a viking settlement. The horse makes me think it’s King John. If I find out I’ll let you know, you have me wondering about it now. 🙂
Judy – the images are wonderful – and the patina adds the extra touch
Super-cool! I want that wall.
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