Monday, April 15, 2013

a view


it was difficult getting this Allen Hilgendorf mural and I thought what an odd place to put it (though there was no other room on this building)
it is on the back wall of the Port Elgin library. I was standing in the driveway and back yard of the neighbouring house which, after some did some research, I discovered is owned by the woman in whose honour the new library addition was named. 
Ms Scammell was honoured for both her tireless dedication to volunteerism in the community, including her involvement with the Saugeen Rail Trail, and how neighbourly and understanding she was throughout the entire renovation of the library.
Scammell lives directly west of the library on Elgin Street, and had a significant portion of her view taken away with the library's addition. She also did not protest a minor variance needed for construction to continue.

13 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It is beautiful, such a nice painted image where so much is to see.

Andy said...

Excellent mural the reflects on Ms. Scammell's life. She sounds like a person that thought of others first.

s.c said...

Beautiful mural. I hope Ms. Scammell is still alive.

RedPat said...

At least she gets to view this wonderful mural!

Marie said...

How awful that the new construction breaks up the view! But, at least the lovely lady who is being honored can look out her window and see this tribute to her tireless selflessness! I like that a lot! It's a great mural too!

Jackie/Jake said...

This is gorgeous!

Robert Geiss said...

Fine piece of art indeed.

robert geiß

E Squared and Mui said...

An invitation to go out and enjoy a beautiful day. Beautiful mural.

hamilton said...

I would not have wanted to lose my view to such a huge brick wall. What a generous and thoughtful idea.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm glad you showed us both halves. One shot would not have done the job. As cool as it is, I don't think I would have been as sacrificing as Ms. Scammell. Losing a real view to a picture of it would be hard. She must be a generous soul. Thanks, Vi, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Chrissy Brand said...

I like the light on these lovely murals contrasting with the red brick.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The mural is excellent and that's a great story. Mrs Scammel was certainly someone who cared about her community and put others above herself.

Leslie D. said...

Very beautiful and thoughtful tribute!

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