Monday, September 14, 2015

'All aboard the last tram to the city!'..



This one is for the tram devotees, especially you Andrew. You may have already seen this brilliant homage to the trams that no longer run in Perth. On the side wall of Mondo in Inglewood created by sculptor, illustrator and street artist Mel McVee aka Melski who's vibrant, colourful murals enhance suburbs like Mount Lawley, Leederville and North Perth. Check out more of her fabulous work here. The last tram made its way down Beaufort Street on the 19th July 1958 long before I arrived in Perth, I can imagine how wonderful they would have looked clattering their way through these old inner city suburbs on their way to the city, I often think I was born in the wrong era :) Hope you had/are having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe...
See more Monday Murals from around the world here..


36 comments:

  1. I love this mural, it's so beautifully done. It would have been great to be able to see those trams running through Perth's suburbs.

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    Beijos Marie.

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  3. Oh, these are so colorful and fun, Grace!! I do enjoy so much all the ones that you've shared with us!! Hope you've had a great weekend and that you're ready for the new week!!

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  4. dat is wel een heel mooi eerbetoon.

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  5. Klasse Bild von der Straßenbahn.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  6. The looks marvelous. I'm getting into this mural mime...but have some rushing around to do tomorrow (UK time) if I'm going to make the deadline :).

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  7. Fantastic mural to mark this colorful bit of history. They look a lot like the San Francisco street cars.

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  8. That's too bad they are gone, Grace! We have a lot of streetcar routes and it is quite fun to ride them. The city is actually waiting for an order of new really long streetcars that are long over the delivery deadline!

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  9. Well, at least you have the murals whereas here in D.C. we have the trams but no tracks. Actually, we're redoing the tracks in an effort to bring them back. :-)

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  10. I thought you had trams. One of the stupidest things ever in the U.S. was when GM and the bus companies decided after WWII to buy up all the trams and trains so people would have to buy their cars and trucks!

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  11. I love the colorful murals in Perth, Grace!

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  12. Yes you're right Grace they would look fantastic in the older parts of any city, sometimes we rush to do away with things just for the sake of so called progress....

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  13. That is some beautiful artwork and very colorful.

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  14. Nice bursts of colour, I agree it would of been great having these trams plying the track into the city. Trams have all vertually vanished now days I have only been on ones in Melbourne, the Kiwi ones are gone as far as I know. progress! lol

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  15. We, too, had an extensive system of trolleys, as we call them here. They went away in the 50s and 60s. Some attribute their demise to the development of the highways (motorways?) to the suburbs. A few people with paranoid (but not necessarily unrealistic) tendencies think that the oil companies actively but secretly had a hand in it. We like cities like, say, Amsterdam where they take you where you want to go.

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  16. It is a great mural. Cities that did keep their tram systems do not regret doing so and to have a tram nearby to use can add much value to a property. It was good to see them running around and using them in RedPat's city of Toronto.

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  17. Lovely murals captured beautifully!!

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  18. It's a fine way of public transportation. Maybe a modern version would work in Perth in the future.

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  19. Such a pretty mural Grace, I am always a bit jealous about your great images in Perth.

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  20. I love this kind of mural and the blue color is present again, really a beautiful entry!
    You have perfect eyes to catch beautiful details around your place!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Léia

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  21. And here I thought that we were in SF.

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  22. Greetings, Grace. Yes, your comments are getting through. I think I'm just late at getting to them today. And thank you for them!

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  23. In like trams too, and always look forward to riding them in San Francisco.

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  24. I love anything to do with trams and public transport. The colors here are also nice and bright!

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  25. Wow, such lovely color! I wish we still had street cars here, but when I'm in San Francisco I ride them all the time!

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  26. It is a wonderful mural Grace. It makes me wish I could ride a tram like that!

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  27. One of my favorite murals ever, and I am not a real fan of this kind of art...

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  28. Seeing that mural makes me a fan of trams too.

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  29. Wonderful colours. What a pity the trams are gone!

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  30. A beautiful, colourful celebration of an old era. Stunning street art.

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