Monday, March 04, 2013

Monday Mural - The Bluffs

Andy | Monday, March 04, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

Artist: Risto Turunen, October 1992. Elizabeth Simcoe, wife of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe was so impressed with the sight of the Bluffs (located on the north shore of Lake Ontario) as she saw them from a small boat, that she convinced her husband to name the area after a town in England with similar cliffs. She wrote in her diary on August 4, 1793 "...after rowing a mile we came within sight of what is named in the map the highlands of Toronto. The shore is extremely bold and has the appearance of chalk cliffs...we talked of building a summer residence there and calling it Scarborough." If you are wondering why the cars are there. it's because the mural is located in a used car lot. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

14 comments:

  1. Really great painters by you in canada Andy. Great landscape. Like it.

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  2. A very nice mural and a nice story to it.

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  3. Very impressive mural. I would love to see the cliffs that inspired it.

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  4. Pretty! Almost feels like we're there with them. :)

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  5. You find wonderful historical murals, Andy. This one is terrific. (And, it's nice the parked cars really don't block too much of the view.)

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  6. That is a stunning mural! And I love the romantic tale behind the naming of the cliffs!

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  7. Easy way to remember where you parked! It reminded me of our time in Michigan at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We didn't get out in a boat to view the cliffs on that trip, but we did take the boat tour at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and we're going back there this year to rent some sea kayaks and check out the caves!

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  8. Lovely scenery ... pulls the viewer into it.

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  9. A very good rendition of the artist. It seems, though, quite a distance rowing to shore.

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  10. This indeed would be an impressive view from a small boat. It's even impressive from a used car lot. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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