Nokomis Lanes Mural

This is an illusion extraordinaire!  The cars are an illusion.  The lot and the wall meet just at the back of the cars.   This mural created a lot of comment and hoopla in the neighborhood. Take a look at this article in Southside Pride. 

Vintage Cars At Nokomis Lanes, BlackBerry Shots, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2010, photo © 2010 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.

snippets of the past,
bowling alley or drive-in?
2-D sleight of hand —
vintage cars fade into walls,
the future walks a thin line.

4 Responses

  1. 1.on April 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  2. 2.Sinclair
    I had to look at this picture a while to figure out if it was a painting or real. I looked at the bricks to orient myself. Cool shot.

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  4. 4.on April 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

  5. 5.Charles
    I really like this. It has such tangibility and reflection, and universality. The signs of a good poet. Thank you

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  7. 7.on April 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

  8. 8.ybonesy
    Great mural, QM. I love the bowling pins. Any info on who painted it?

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  10. 10.on April 14, 2010 at 12:06 am

  11. 11.QuoinMonkey
    Sinclair, thanks. Honestly, I had never noticed the detail of these wall murals the way I did the day I shot this. I really love them. It was so rainy and gray that day; the murals added so much color.
    Charles, thanks so much for taking the time to comment on the tanka. I appreciate it. I’m still writing haiku and tanka with my photos, even though I don’t post them every day. It’s a good addition to that practice.
    ybonesy, I haven’t gone back and researched who painted these murals. But I will try to make it a point to do that. It might be on the Internet or on their webpage if they have one. I’ll have to check it out. Otherwise, I just might have to stop by and bowl a few frames while I chat up whoever’s giving out shoes at the desk.

Across 41st Street, don’t miss the wonderful mural on the former Nokomis Lanes bowling alley. The Lanes had to get special permission from City inspectors to keep this mural on their wall. The bowling alley folded in 2010, but a church is moving in.