Monday, November 12, 2012

turquoise and pink

I am not sure what this pink mural between these upper storey windows found in Seillans is meant to be. 
the numbers don't correspond to months or hours and the space between the 13 and 14 is so much larger than all the others, with the 15 being the only number at an arrow.
below is the whole house with a little HDR.

one of my pet peeves is window shutters as decoration - these at least are useful

Monday Mural
Whimsical Windows

11 comments:

Andy said...

It's a mystery to me. Let's start a conspiracy theory.

toby said...

Oh, what fantastic shutters! When I first saw that mural, I figured it was some kind of cool sundial, but you're right that it doesn't work out... now it seems to be something out of a Dan Brown novel :)
Great find!

Halcyon said...

Don't know what it means either, but that house is super cute!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Given it's placement, it looks like it was not a casual task to paint it. Makes one want to knock on the door and say, "Explain this, please." Good catch, Violet. Thanks for contributing to Monday Mural.

Lesley said...

oh, I agree with you on the shutters - especially the ones that don't even fit the window.
this is a curiosity isn't it? and it is rather small for such a tall building.

RedPat said...

A mystery for sure! I hope someone knows and posts an answer.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

It certainly means something to someone. I love all the little gardening accoutrements in the window.

Robert Geiss said...

Counting only the sunny, the happy hours.

Great !

Please have a good Tuesday.


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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gotta' love a mystery! Agree with you about shutters.

Laloofah said...

That mysterious mural was driving me nuts, so I did a GoodSearch for it, and it sure appears to indeed be a vertical, declining sundial. The fact that the numbers go to 15 instead of just 12 still puzzles me, unless it's marking the hours in Zulu time (1300 to 1500 hours, or 1pm to 3pm), indicating that the sun hits this side of the house between the hours of 6am and 3pm. But, that's just a guess, so perhaps some of the mystery still remains! :-)

Those are some thick walls and deep windows! I love the goodies on the window sills, and the cute little - whatever it is - hanging in the one on the right!

Laloofah said...

PS I used the search terms, "Roman numerals VI to VX sun rays France mural," and the Wikipedia page about Sundials was the most germane result.

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