Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Mural


I'm back today and ready for a new year of blogging! I visited my daughter and grandkids in Orlando over the holidays and we spent a day at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. I rarely get to participate in the Monday Mural meme, but when I saw this multi-story mosaic adorning the concourse walls inside the main hall of the Contemporary Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, I just had to take a picture. I have seen it many times before, since this hotel is one of the original resorts built when the park opened in 1971, and I have always admired it. It was designed by Mary Blair, a Disney artist and animator, who created the character designs for famous park attractions such as "It's a Small World" and concept art for many of Disney's films. It took 18 months to construct, is 90 feet tall and contains 1800 one square foot tiles. It depicts native American children, stylized flowers, birds, trees and other scenes from the American southwest. Linking to Monday Mural.

15 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Goodness that's quite an achievement Lois, very impressive mosaic.

Revrunner said...

"Towering" is a perfect adjective for this. :-)

biebkriebels said...

It is a lovely mural so huge!

Julie said...

It certainly dwarfs the people in the foreground. The colours are delightful.

Tanya Breese said...

that is quite impressive!

Bethany Carson said...

That's a very impressive mural! Glad you had a good trip!

Tom said...

Multi-story for sure. Tom The Backroads Traveller

TexWisGirl said...

it is neat - and huge! it almost looks like fabric in the photo.

Lowell said...

That is quite impressive. Almost looks like stained glass!

So nice to have you back! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and wishing your super New Year filled with joy and health and prosperity!

Sylvia K said...

An awesome mural, Lois, and what a terrific capture!! I love it! Thanks for sharing! Have a great new week! Enjoy!

William Kendall said...

That is massive!

RedPat said...

It's wonderful. Lois! I thought it was a tapestry at first!

Marleen said...

Wow I can't believe how big it is.. Thanks for showing!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is an impressive mural both in size and complexity. It must have been a real challenge to capture it. Thanks, Lois, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Jim said...

Good.