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Old Jan 3, 2007, 9:58 AM   #1
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Here is a wooden fence erected around a construction project. I don't know if the mural was commissioned or any history behind it but it was a beautiful scene depicting brotherhood and love (my interpretation). There were many other murals painted on this fence but, for some reason, this was the only one I photographed.

The construction project, BTW, was the visible portion of a light rail station being constructed 400 ft below ground in a tunnel. There are four elevator shafts that connect the underground station with the surface, located just outside the gates of the Oregon Zoo in Portland.

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Old Jan 3, 2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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I really like this Cal! Very cool, you have the eye for unique photo ops!

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Interesting and colorful, Cal. Is that stucco over the wood?
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 4:19 PM   #4
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Love the feel of this wall....just makes me smile. The artist did a beautiful job ....and so did you capturing it so nicely.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 7:16 PM   #5
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Thanks, everyone. This was shot about ten years ago and is gone now. The light rail system has been operating on the west side of Portland for about eight years, now, and the underground zoo station is a popular stop. Add to this that the zoo parking lot is always full, the ability to park in an outlying area and ride the train in is a real bonus.

Walter, that construction fence was covered with something but I don't know what. I don't think it was as heavy as stucco. It may have just been a heavy coat of white paint.

I think the reason I shot this mural and not the others is that this was the only one I could get a clear shot of.

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Nice capture. The artist did do a great job. You almost want to stop and listen to the conversations taking place there.
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Nice capture of some neat artwork on the wall.

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Excellent photo, Cal. I really like the coloring on this. It really stands out against the surface it was painted on. Finally found a computer where I can actually see everyone's photos

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Very nice. So much nicer than viewing a bare wooden construction wall. Such a shame it had to come down......temorary art!!
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