Saturday, 16 March 2013

The Murals of Takaka

Over Christmas and New Year I had a wonderful holiday to New Zealand (although every holiday to New Zealand is a wonderful holiday). One of the highlights of this trip was a visit to Golden Bay. Takaka is the main town in Golden Bay. It's a remote place, and has a strong history as an artistic and alternative community. 

I've already shown you the nearby Farewell Spit, and some of the Panoramas of New Zealand were of the Golden Bay area. 

Takaka township has many wonderful murals. The largest is at Takaka Village Green. 

It's big. Really big. Too big for one photo. 

It's fabulous. 






If Narnia was in Takaka

Most of the blank walls in town are livened up

by wonderful murals

in various styles

Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books

25 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow!

Rebecca said...

Stunning murals! I love all of the wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing.
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous! I adore community arts projects...it's a wonderful way to share creativity.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Melissa Owens said...

Amazing murals! I would so love to go to New Zealand someday! Here's my Saturday Snapshot post.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, those murals are fantastic! What a feast for the eyes!

storygal said...

Is this on the North or South Island? Daughter and son-in-law lived and worked on North Island in 2007 & 2008. I don't remember this place name but the murals are indeed beautiful works of art. I love the playful nature and warm colours.

Esme said...

Narnia would be Tanaka. We have an artist here Wyland who does murals.

Irene said...

What a wonderful trip indeed. Love the murals. So inspiring.

Christine Harding said...

They are fabulous - I love things like this, that brighten the environment, and make people stop and look and think My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/U62WN

Book Savvy Babe said...

I love the bright colors on the murals. New Zealand is one of the places that I really want to visit, at some point... thanks for sharing, Book Savvy Babe

Elizabeth said...

BEAUTIFUL...thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

Jackie/Jake said...

I love murals!!!
Here's mine:http://junkboattravels.blogspot.com/2013/03/saturday-snapshot.html

Melinda Ott said...

Those are beautiful murals!

Bonnie said...

The murals are works of art, beautiful!!

Janel Gradowski said...

Visiting New Zealand is on my bucket list. Someday.... When I do get there I would love to visit this place. How wonderful to have art everywhere in the city!

Swan Pond said...

NZ, so close yet so far! I'd love to return there sometime. Your posts of the landscape and now these murals are inspiriring. I love the design and colours of the first mural. Thanks, Louise.

Swan Pond said...

I meant "Thanks Louise". !!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

That is so much nicer to look at than blank walls. I can just imagine that huge group of people painting away.

Ali said...

Murals are one of my favorite things to photograph these days, and these are stunning!

Marg said...

Another lovely set of photos that make me want to go and visit a place!

Brona Joy said...

Street art is wonderful. It shows a community that cares about all its spaces.

Mama Zen said...

Cool shots!

Alyce said...

That mural is gorgeous! I like that it has depth to the picture - so often they look two-dimensional, but that one doesn't.

Paulita said...

The murals are so colorful and impressive. Thanks for taking me to New Zealand. Here's Mine

Frances Stiles said...

How Beautiful!!