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Wordless Wednesday: Ellicott City Mural

My neice, Robin is a mural artist in Portland, Oregon.  And since she has had some recent unveilings of her work, I've become more aware of murals in this area.

This is a photo I took on Sunday on a trip to Ellicott City's old historic section.  It's on the side of a building on a side street that goes up a hill.  And right above this building, there is a row of really, really old houses - like 1700's houses - that look a lot like these!. 


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Comment balloon 22 commentsPatricia Kennedy • August 24 2011 12:48PM


Houses painted on a house, isnt that a little redundant?? :)

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) about 9 years ago

Hello Patricia, I love murals. We have so may of them in San Diego. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Krista Lombardi (Prudential Calfornia Realty) about 9 years ago

Robert, old house painted on old house - quite reduncant.

And Krista, I'm much more aware of them these days, now that I have some understanding of what it takes to paint one.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

It's certainly incredible. I've always been very impressed with those who can do something with a paintbrush.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 9 years ago

This one is really cool.  Funny how some murals don't need to be painted over and others do.

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) about 9 years ago

Robin is very talented.  Nice post

Posted by Cliff Keith, Redwood City Real Estate (Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty) about 9 years ago

Patricia - Your daughter does a great job! I remember almost every house (haus :-) having a mural in Bavaria, Germany.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

Pat -  Urban art takes many forms ... some more pleasing that others!  The gentle invitation of this mural makes you want to see more!  Thanks for sharing ...

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi) about 9 years ago

Very impressive. I have a real appreciation for those who can create art. Especially, those who can do it on a side of a building.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 9 years ago


Just beautiful. An art form that stands by itself and stands the test of time

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 9 years ago

Pat - I love murals like this, it adds so much character.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 9 years ago

Pat, I really like that!  It always impresses me to see murals on buildings because of their massive size I guess!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) about 9 years ago

I enjoy seeing murals like this.  It seems to be a very creative way to enhance the landscape.


Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (Novella Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Amazing.  Almost looks real.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 9 years ago

Great photo Pat! I love to see murals like this ..............we have some here in downtown Dunedin.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 9 years ago

I love these - they really are fun and whimsical. I'll have to look for your niece's work in Portland the next time I'm across the river. Where are they?  It would be fun to see them and take a few photos for you...

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 9 years ago

I love to see murals like these, we just don't have many here in my area.  Thanks for sharing...

Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist (Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage) about 9 years ago


I'm a fan of urban murals so thanks for showing this one.  How about a picture of your nieces? 

Banksy has given street art legitimacy.  Ask your niece about him. 

Posted by Lloyd Binen, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411 (Certified Realty Services) about 9 years ago


Since I lack any art skill, I am always impressed by those who do have skill.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 9 years ago


very cool photo. I once had a listing that I thought nobody would want; it was my first month of real estate.  I listed a 1940s grocery store in a rough part of town, It was crumbing.  However, it had a mural and a local business man didn't want to see it torn down.  So, he bought it!  What was so interesting?  The mural.


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Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) about 9 years ago

She did an amazing job! They all look real!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) about 9 years ago

I think that one in the middle is for sale!  Wonder what the price is.  :) HAHAH!  Nice stuff!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) about 9 years ago