In my post A walk in the park last Friday I suggested that I may do a regular photography feature and I’m happy to say that here it is! Welcome to Photography Fridays 🙂
About a month ago I posted some mural photographs taken during a trip to Somerset to visit family, some of these photos were taken in Glastonbury. For anyone not familiar with the market town of Glastonbury I shall simply say it’s slightly alternative. There are a number of myths and legends surrounding the town which encourage tourism to the area. I cannot speak of the accuracy of the information, but this link gives a brief history if you are interested in knowing more about the town.
The Glastonbury Mural
Painted on the end wall of a fish and chip restaurant/take away, which is a listed building, this mural was not approved by the council and the owner was told to remove it. A petition of over 3,500 people requested that it stay and the council eventually agreed.
‘Flower Power’ mural
I’m not sure if this mural has an official name, however I think it fits with 1960s flower power, free love and psychedelia. This mural is on the end wall of the building opposite the fish and chip restaurant.
‘Globe Inn’ mural
This mural is on the side of the Globe Inn, next to a children’s play area and park. On the gates is a fox speaking into a megaphone and on the wall a wizard blowing bubbles, at least that’s my interpretation. At first glance this mural seems quite dark and menacing but is it really?
I’ve named this after the 1970s cartoon character Bod because that’s what I’m reminded of when I look at it. Love it or hate it?
Next we have the ‘raven’ mural. This mural has beautifully glossy paintwork which makes the raven shine almost iridescently. The mural is continued on the other side of the shop doorway with the bridge and tree.
Finally, this mural is down a small alley off the main high street… beautiful.