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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Giant Seaplane

Quite aside from the artist's refreshing disregard for scale and perspective, there is something appealingly sinister about this giant seaplane mural. The black windows remind me of that cult movie classic about the crazed trailer truck that pursues a poor motorist (Dennis Weaver?)across a nightmare superhighway landscape.

Thanks to our Willits correspondent for the title of the above film, "Duel"

7 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

After seeing all these beautiful murals on CDP sites, I hate that we dont have any in Pakistan. Lovely picture.

Destitute Rebel said...

I think I'm gonna find a place and make one!!!

Kris McCracken said...

So is this on the side of a hotel? Very impressive.

USelaine said...

"Vanishing Point" is the movie title. Sinister indeed.

USelaine said...

Nope, I lied. "Duel" is the one with the evil truck and Dennis Weaver.

Benjamin Madison said...

Yes, Duel is the one I was thinking of - I couldn't remember the title.

Destitute, I await your mural with interest.

Kris: yes, on the side of a hotel - those little posts actually decorate the edge of the seawall walkway or causeway that goes all around the inner harbour and in front of this particular hotel. The seaplane terminal is just to the right of the photo, on the seaward side of the hotel.

Abraham Lincoln said...

There is a time and place for everything and this mural looks great as it is. I like it.