Monday, 11 February 2019

Haworth mural


This colourful mural stands in one of the car parks in Haworth. It's called 'Tour D'Art part II' and was commissioned from local artist Vic Buta, under the community banner of celebrating local life, when the Tour de France Grand Départ passed through the area in 2014.

See how many of the references you can get...  (If you click the photo you can make it larger.)



There are:
Haworth main street
The Brontë Parsonage sign
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
The Railway Children (the novel by Edith Nesbit, set in this area and famously filmed round here in 1970)
A Haworth busker
The Brontë Tractor Run (an annual charity event)
Oxenhope Straw Race
Ebor Mill
Top Withens
The Fairtrade symbol (Haworth was the world''s first Fairtrade village) 
Cricket Club sign
1940s Hovis ad (boy pushing bike up steep hill)
A Tour de France cyclist
Red phone box (stands in Haworth's main square)
A cat
A pheasant
Ripples (land art created for the TdeF) 
The 'Hollywood' type sign erected for the TdF in Oxenhope
and, bizarrely, Peru's Macchu Picchu - with which Haworth is twinned - see HERE

4 comments:

  1. My goodness me, what an impressive mural. More a colorful local encyclopedia!

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  2. Lovely mural, it feels cheerfully bright.

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  3. I'm assuming the straw race has to do with the fellow with a big bale on his shoulders.

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