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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Nov. Theme Day-Color Blue -Ceramic Wall


A ceramic wall at the corner in Huntingdon. It's about an hour drive from Bellefonte, but when I seen it, I had to use this for theme day. Alot of work had to go into this. Double click to enlarge. You can see the details better that way.

Added Note: I emailed the Huntingdon Historical Society to find out exactly what this mural means. Here's what they had to say;
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"The mural on the wall in Huntingdon was sponsored by the Arts Council and created by an artist from Philadelphia. Each of the earthen medallions is representative of part of the heritage of Huntingdon. They read from right to left.

Fossils surrounded by green tile, marble chips and designed into a giant nautilus. Fossils were used in the creation of the mosaic.
The Standing stone, surrounded by circles of green tile representing nature and its importance to American life and Native American Culture.
Blair Building, representing Huntingdon Industry, and a pair of hands represents the workers of Huntingdon who created the built environment. The diamond shape of the plaque represents the diamond in down-town Huntingdon – once the town square.
RR and canal, representing transportation corridors.
local craftspeople, surrounded by local pottery shards.

Underlying the mural is a band of blue marbles, glass and mirrors that represent the Juniata River and its contributories."
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To see more participates for theme day, click on these:
Boston (MA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Portland (OR), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Arradon, France - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Stockholm, Sweden - Singapore, Singapore - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Toulouse, France - The Hague, Netherlands - Moscow, Russia - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Stayton (OR), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Detroit (MI), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Greenville (SC), USA - Hyde, UK - Radonvilliers, France - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Saarbrücken, Germany - New Orleans (LA), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Forks (WA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Barton (VT), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Joplin (MO), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Inverness (IL), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - Toruń, Poland - North Bay (ON), Canada - Le Guilvinec, France - Chateaubriant, France - London, England - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Sydney, Australia - Austin (TX), USA - Mumbai, India - Boston (MA), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Paderborn, Germany - Montréal (QC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Orlando (FL), USA - Grenoble, France - Cheltenham, UK - Forks (WA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - London, UK - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Belgrade, Serbia - Paris, France - Shanghai, China - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Montpellier, France - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Auckland, New Zealand - Evry, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Oslo, Norway - Minneapolis (MN), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Trujillo, Peru - Trujillo, Peru - Melbourne (VIC), Australia - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Durban, South Africa - Brussels, Belgium - Anderson (SC), USA - Budapest, Hungary

24 comments:

Hyde DP said...

a very intriquing shot - even after enlargement I wasn't quite sure about what it was all meant to be - curious!

Kerri said...

It is beautiful! Must have taken a lot of work to do all of that.
Very original "blue" theme!

joy said...

I like the 'mural'.


joy
Norwich Daily Photo

Salty said...

Interesting, I guess I've never been on this street.

Annie said...

Love the mural, perfect for the blue theme today! Thanks for sharing such a cool landmark.

Denton said...

Not a lot of time to double click on photos today but your's is one which deserves a close-up look.

lynn said...

Must have taken ages.

Mike said...

That's a lovely mosaic...

Lori said...

That must have taken a lot of work to create. I love mosaics. A very good photo for the blue theme!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Great looking mosaic! I'd love to see it in more detail. Do you have a larger image (larger than the one you've already linked to)?

maria elisa said...

love your photo

imac said...

Nice one Barb.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like this, the thought and the work was a fitting tribute to the area.

isabella said...

Gorgeous! Did they mention how long it took to complete?

Hyde DP said...

great to get that extra information

Lothiane said...

Lovely wall.. and nice choice for theme day photo! :)

Neva said...

What a great mural...thanks for the information on it....very nice....

Ham said...

Interesting contrast to the ordeinary background

photowannabe said...

Interesting information and a good blue theme.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

That is a nice mosaic, and thanks for looking up the info!

quintarantino said...

I liked it. Well done.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Thanks for the update. Very interesting.

smilnsigh said...

Another one of these 'theme day' entries. This time, I've seen them on 'blue.' Still wondering where one finds out about such 'theme days' before they happen?

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine

JAM said...

I love the look of mosaics. That one is really great looking, and it's cool you went through the trouble to find out what it meant. Great photo and detective work.

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