Mural, mural on the wall, we love to find you all! Back on our first bigger road trip in September 2021, we started finding murals along the way. They are always fun to find, and they are a good reason to stop and get out of the car for at least a few minutes. On our way back from Michigan, we found Jackson, Michigan is a mecca for murals!
They actually have a contest going on right now called Bright Walls. Let me tell you, in the art district, almost every wall is bright! Some of these murals are not made for posing but we are posting them anyway. The are either up high, behind dumpsters, or in parking lots full of cars.
The other door has this sign language on it. We love how there is a wide variety of painting. Some of the buildings are completely painted but they are too tough to get a photo of that would make any sense.
Mom went to take a photo of a mural on top of a building and she says she was sucked into mural alley. This is a mural on the wall of a parking lot in a back alley. We have never seen so many murals in one area before.
The butterfly mural above is huge! We are closer to Mom than the mural as we have to sit and stay and she doesn’t trust us in a strange area off leash. Yes, leashes are on, but if we are close enough, she can grab us. Mom did manage to get most of the mural in the photo.
Isn’t this dog one super cool? You feel like you can actually see your reflection in it but, of course, that isn’t possible.
Mom wanted a photo of me with the rhino in this mural. I’m so small, so we put the arrow on the photo so you see me. Since I am pretty good at staying when I am alone, Mom was able to get far enough away to get the entire rhino in the photo.
The favorite mural in Jackson is Look on the Bright Side. We all love bright colors and positivity. This building and its mural are just so much fun.
Traveling on, Chicago has a mural from @greetingstour We have been to quite a few of their postcard murals around the country. You can follow them on social media to find where all their paintings are, with addresses. The only bummer is they usually have their postcard murals in the not so nice parts of town. We still stop when we can. The one in Chicago is in a weird spot, but we managed to get a shot.
Murals are not nature, but we have to be out and about to find them, so we are joining Nature Friday without much nature!
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.