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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Three Dumpsters

Dumpsters on the River Walk February 11, 2010

These three dumpsters sit at the entrance to Doc's on 12th Street. The one that looks like wood is not. It's been skillfully painted to look like wood. I believe the artist is Jo Brown, whose murals I've shown in earlier posts, and who painted an outstanding mural on the back of the Sears store across from this dumpster. To the left of the dumpster is the River Walk, and to the right is the bank of the Columbia River. The red-topped cans are for recycling.

There was a famous Astoria painted dumpster at the 6th Street Pier when I arrived here in 2001, but it's gone now. It was a fanciful painting by Diane Beeston showing sea creatures and a dancing octopus. I have a photo somewhere and will post it when I find it.

For those who asked about the rooftop garden mural, yes, it is a mural. There are a number of roof-level murals in Astoria, and I'll get their photos taken one of these days :)

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8 comments:

Tracy said...

Who would have thought dumpsters could be so photogenic?

Jacob said...

Sure fooled me. I would have bet that was a wooden dumpster.

B SQUARED said...

That's the way dumpsters should look.

Halcyon said...

Cool! I love the painted dumpster. Makes the mundane more exciting!

Nori said...
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Nori said...

We should ask him to paint my rabbit house to gorgeous one!
Can we ask him, Sheryl?

Francisca said...

I wish there was a clever way we could start a trend. The painted wooden one is so much less "in your face" than the others...

Clytie said...

Really? That is a real painted dumpster? NOT wood? Wow! I must go now to check out this amazingly wonderful artist!

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