May 14, 2004
Shelley in Soho

Quota picture for today, and I have a busy weekend, so maybe no more here until Monday.

murallarge.jpg

Sadly, this mural is starting to show its age. But it brightens up its little bit of Soho nevertheless. It's the "Soho Mural", and it is subtitled "Ode to the West Wind". It was the work of Louise Vines.

I can find no direct reference to this mural on the Internet, perhaps because, according to the blue circular sign, it was done in 1980. But I'm guessing that it is an illustration of or a reference to this.

And this ends, rather famously I think, thus:

The trumpet of a prophecy! O, Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

Indeed.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 05:48 PM
Category: Painting