Monday, August 12, 2013

Downtown mural


I found this mural on the back of a downtown nightclub called The Crescent Ballroom.  I'm not sure I understand the message but to me it looks like it might extolling the virtue of not drinking.  Seems an odd message for a nightclub but, who knows.

20 comments:

Thérèse said...

Nowadays it would be "driving and drinking don't mix"
Such a great find.

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic! The brickwork gives it a jigsaw like effect!

Kate said...

Very unusual! Looks to be in good shape so it couldn't be too old. I think I'll try to google the artist's name and see what I find.

Kate said...

If Tucson muralist Joe Pagac is the one I found on Google, he is a fascinating guy. I think I'll ask the Tucson Daily Photo blogger if she knows of him. Check it out, Sharon, and I'd definitely look for more murals by him. Looks like he's becoming very well-known.

Lowell said...

Don't drink & ride? Very interesting. The skeleton figures are very much the same as Karl posted recently on his Bolzano Daily Photo blog (Bolzano, Italy) and they have some special meaning there. It certainly is a strange mural for Prescott, me thinks.

Iris Flavia said...

Weird! But great work!

Lowell said...

Hi Sharon. I just checked Bolzano and Karl's also got a horse and the death guy. I'm sorry about my previous comment, but you know all about these 'cause I know you comment on that blog!

Judy said...

I'm not sure what it means either but it is a well done mural. I guess if you ride drunk you might fall off and hit your head but if you could manage to stay on, the good horse would get you home.

Jack said...

I love the horse. If I can't figure out what it means in two seconds, I'm on to the next thing to think about.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe it means don't drink and ride a horse in Monument Valley.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

A very well done but puzzling mural.

Karl Demetz said...

Haaa, I like this mural!
We have very similar posts in recent times... :)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love public art murals with a sense of twang!!! Love this! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's not a bad message :) This one's got us all puzzled Sharon :))

RedPat said...

Cool horse! Meaning? ;-)

hamilton said...

I feel a little bad for that poor riderless horse...

Randy said...

Now that's fun.

JM said...

It looks very Mexican to me. Really cool.

Gringo said...

Whatever the message, it's an interesting piece....and a nice shot!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I don't get it either but I like it. Especially nice is the texture of the bricks. Come by this week's Monday Mural to see more mural art.