Sunday, 2 August 2020

Dan Mills at MOTAT


Last Summer we visited MOTAT - the Museum of transport and technology in Auckland. You might remember previous posts I've written about this interesting place. Anyway one of the many murals  there are these ones. Painted by Dan Mills the above one is a tribute to the blacksmith, an occupation popular in the Victoria era (and older eras) but still around today here and there.


This one is a nod to New Zealand agriculture with a farmer holding a pig and a farmer's wife milking cows.  I can't remember which is where but one is on the back of the vintage tractor shed and the other is on the back of one of the tram sheds.

I hope you're keeping well wherever you are. We have another rainy wet weekend so we will be staying warm and keeping dry. Kia kaha.

Linking up with Mural Monday.

11 comments:

  1. ...I like how it goes around the corner!

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  2. It is years since I visited Motat, mind you, I realised a couple of days ago that the last time I visited Auckland was 6 years ago for my late brother-in-law's funeral. I don't miss it though.

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  3. I haven't been to MOTAT in a while. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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  4. My Dad's family were blacksmiths, so lots of things in those photos look familiar. The forge tools I clearly remember being propped near the anvil in the workshop at home.

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  5. Lovely meaningful mural Amy, I like the limited colour choice, very effective 💙💚

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  6. What a fantastic mural. It blends in well with the scenery and tells a story too.
    I love the scene in your new header photo!

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  7. Great murals Amy, thanks for participating.
    Sorry about the linky, don't know what happened, but it's up now.

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