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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 16th April, 2012)

Mural


Mural
I saw this mural near the entrance to Tesco by the River Douglas.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Nikon Coolpix 7900)
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Comment by: alan on 16th April 2012 at 00:23

Better than the usual graffiti. In fact, quite nice. The carving above looks like it is part of it.
Good shot, Harry.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 16th April 2012 at 02:02

Is that a carving of a kingfisher on a rock?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th April 2012 at 04:40

Nice selection Brian !! - "killing two birds with one stone" - for non-bird lovers and bird lovers.
Harry, is that a wood carving of a bird with a worm in it`s beak behind this mural? What`s the history? No doubt the bird lovers will tell us the species !!

Comment by: Harry C. on 16th April 2012 at 08:29

Earnest it's a Kingfisher with a fish, there are four wood carvings along the river bank, see photo a day 4/6/11 Cheers. H.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 16th April 2012 at 08:39

Nice shot Harry. I photographed the official opening of this last year. Here's the story...

http://www.wigan.gov.uk/News/DouglasMural.htm

Comment by: Barry W, on 16th April 2012 at 09:58

Not much of a mural , looks like a paper print, doesnt do a lot for town, in fact it looks awful,

Comment by: Mick on 16th April 2012 at 10:51

Barry its was inspired pupils from Mabs Cross and St Mary and St John Catholic primary schools.

Comment by: Harry C. on 16th April 2012 at 11:29

Thanks for that info Dave, this is how it reads for anyone who doesn't want to visit the web site.

Douglas valley trail poem.

I'm a kingfisher and as I fly by
I start to sing a song and the river sings along
The water flows around the the bend I fly along with it, it's my friend

I'm a kingfisher and as I fly by
I spot a fish jumping and a bird of prey hunting
ducks frogs and buzzing bees And beautiful birds in the trees

I'm a kingfisher and as I fly by I see flowers dancing and the owls eyes glancing
Shrubs, trees and wildflowers too
lots of pretty colours green, red and blue

I'm a kingfisher and as I fly by
I glide along with pride and take everything in my stride
The river's our only place to be
Please keep it clean for the animals and me.


Designed by pupils from Mabs Cross Primary and St. Mary & St. John catholic primary schools.
Artist: Adrew Buckly
Funded by: Awards for all
In partnership with
Swinley residents group, friends Of Douglas & Wigan council

Comment by: wcml on 16th April 2012 at 14:20

its nice that the kiddies from local schools get involved in local projects like this.

Comment by: Harry C. on 16th April 2012 at 19:41

Apologies. Artist should read Andrew Buckley. Thanks all for for your comments. H.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 16th April 2012 at 22:18

Sorry i just can`t see any connection to the surroundings.
I am with barry on this one......Sorry kids

Comment by: dave marsh on 16th April 2012 at 22:29

Love it.

Comment by: Harry C. on 17th April 2012 at 07:21

Jean. The connection is that the River Douglas is only a few yards away and then you can follow the woodland trail up through Haigh Plantations, of which you must have seen numerous photographs on photo a day, a very pleasant walk, and as the poem says, please keep it clean.
H.
Thanks Dave.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th April 2012 at 21:39

Sorry Harry C..Lot of years since I was going that way ...

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