Being a music teacher, and with school letting out for summer this week, time Friday will be scarce (gotta have the school band play at our promotion ceremony!), so here's the shootout on a Tuesday!
This week's theme was suggested by Shootout team member Sarah Lulu in Australia--anything and everything M in honor of her new granddaughter Matilda!
I was wracking my brain trying to think of things unique to Dublin that were "m". We have the usual MALLS and MEDICAL offices, not to forget the beautiful MOUNTAINS and quirky MALLARD ducks mentioned in previous posts. Then it hit me...
Under our two major freeway overpasses are these fantastic murals depicting Dublin life. The three artists have done a spectacular job incorporating images from Dublin's time of Indian habitation all the way up through modern times. Wonderful artwork with I wasn't too keen on the idea of running onto the median to get some really good shots (way too busy of a street!), so these will have to suffice.
(Be sure to click on the photos to see them in their large size! The detail is amazing!)
If you click on this one, you'll see the names of the artists!
These "medallions" are at the end of each support. They're all in various stages of "decay".
A shot from afar to give you the spectrum...
And some close-ups...
The stagecoach harkens back to Dublin's first days; people started settling here since Dublin (known as Doughtery Station at the time) was the mail outpost!
The Scotch/Irish influence in the area is evident. Besides the town name, our one and only high school in town has the Gael as the mascot!
And two more M things I don't have pictures of, but have to mention....
Every summer, Dublin hosts free Movie in the Park events. It's a great opportunity to see a film with the family out under the stars!
Dublin's annual Summer Concert Series is about to start! Friday nights in our Civic Center Plaza will see acts ranging from R&B to zydeco! And it's FREE, so come on out!