Monday, 3 May 2021

Made in Italy Mural


 On a recent stop in South Auckland, Bombay to be exact just off the motorway is a group of shops. This whole area has come a long way lately, it use to be only a farming area but now has a number of fast food outlets including this clothing shop named Made in Italy - Sallie Clough where this wee mural on the side is of 2 well dressed women, I'm guessing it's advertising her business and attempts to find out the artist have come back empty. 

The Bombay Hills are between Auckland and Waikato close to Pukekohe. The region is named after the ship "Bombay" which first landed here bringing settlers originally called "Williamson's Clearing" in 1863. The ship itself was named after the Indian city of Bombay, now "Mumbai".

Linking up with Mural Monday.

16 comments:

  1. There's a big difference in attitude here in the US -- when fast food outlets and strip malls start being built in previously unspoiled places here we wouldn't necessarily say the places have come a long way. That said, it's a charming mural!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. ...what looks on their faces!

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  3. It is interesting to me how the developed world's economy is changing. I enjoy seeing such changes.

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  4. I like the painting. To me it seems French, not Italian

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  5. Wow, the right one has some "weight" to carry, LOL.
    Interesting style.

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  6. Welcome to chez Amy Bruno & Bunny (you do have some intersting names for your feline family members). Are they new to the world or just new to your household? As for orchids, F's aunt used to grow them outdoors at her home on Mt Albert in Auckland. She said they were easy to grow. F has decided she likes them better with flowers hanging down like they would naturally when growing in trees. We guess that makes them difficult to transport and sell.

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  7. This mural set you constantly on a wrong foot,made in Italy,Bombay,Auckland to name a few,but the mural looks good.

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  8. Cute murals Amy. I was wondering about the name Bombay for a town in New Zealand, but glad you explained the origin.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals :)

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  9. Good to know our city has a presence there!

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  10. We have never investigated those shops! (We have friends 10k up the hill from Bombay )

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  11. Oooh la la Amy πŸ˜‰ I love the murals, I would have guessed French πŸ’™

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  12. Like the perspective of the photo ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. The two women don't look happy.

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  14. Well, that shop owner/designer definitely knows how to spell her name -- Sallie (FullTime-Life)

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