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Monday, 8 August 2016

Mural in a Pillbox


Taken a few years ago now but one of my projects is recording the remaining pillboxes from World War Two that formed the various defence lines left around the country. Two of the are in my region along the river Thames and River Kennet. This particular one is along the Kennet at Garston Lock. If I get the chance I look inside, this one had a door on which was locked but you could see through the embrasures.

It had obviously been abused in the past  from the graffiti on the outside


  But inside the has painted some amazing work


 The face on the wall just looked at you 


 And over near the door you could see Sylvester looking for Tweety. Sham I could not get more inside but what I saw impressed. The pillboxes on this stretch go a long way along the Kennet and I still have may to record but you can see some of what I did along the Thames here 
Taking Part in Monday Mural

16 comments:

  1. Someone had to get in there to make these portraits that nodbody can see. Interesting.

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  2. The eyes somehow grab your attention. It's an interesting mural.

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  3. i have read about these pill boxes but never seen one. the murals are amazing and your photos are beautiful.

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  4. I like the face on the wall, the eyes are very striking and it seems like it's looking straight at you.

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  5. The face is sort of sad and ghostly. Interesting finds!

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  6. Thanks for this, now I am going to check out the Thames pill boxes. I also need to find out why they were called pill boxes!!

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  7. Sometimes the folks painting the graffiti are really talented!

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  8. The building with the graffiti inside really brightens up and makes an awesome match.

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  9. Enjoyed this post. Happy reminders of my Thames walk.

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  10. Excellent find & talented art work inside, especially Sylvester!

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  11. It's good that they're still being preserved.

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  12. Interesting. That really is a great Sylvester.

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  13. I like the simplicity of it.

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  14. Interesting use of the pill box walls.

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  15. For some reason the face reminds me of Greta Garbo. A fantastic find. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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