introducing sheffield: town of murals

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We stayed in Sheffield while in Tasmania and used it as our base to visit Cradle Mountain National Park.

It can definitely be described as an open-air art gallery. There are murals painted everywhere and the artwork is simply spectacular.

No words are needed to describe this quaint and pretty town! We will let the photos of the murals canvasing the  streets do the talking. Hope you enjoy our photo essay.

(Photos taken by wisemonkeysabroad.com)

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23 thoughts on “introducing sheffield: town of murals

    ybawany said:
    February 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    These are breath-taking. Nicely photographed! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kinds words! The town murals are just spectacular!

    Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya) said:
    February 6, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Love, love the murals!

    It Started in Asia said:
    February 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Love this 🙂 We visited as a family when I was seven, but never really remember these murals until now (probably didn’t appreciate them as a young tacker!). I feel like I could jump right into some of these images 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      It’s funny how as children, everything glazes over, it’s only when you revisit as an adult that it all comes rushing back! The murals are so realistic, huh?

        It Started in Asia said:
        February 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

        I kind of mean that they are so well done that it looks like you can walk right into some of them! (of course you wouldn’t because you’d end up with a bruised forehead!)…just the imagination taking a step back to childhood 🙂

    Linda Arthur Tejera said:
    February 6, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Wow. There is so much “hidden” talent in this world. 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 6, 2014 at 6:24 am

      There is…. Isn’t there? Guess everyone has a little talent inside somewhere 🙂

    Y. Prior said:
    February 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    very cool….

    Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
    February 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Oh my goodness… These are grand! I’ve had the honor to be an artist-in-residence at several local elementary schools to manage school-wide ceramic tile mural projects. I have a special love for murals. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful collection of photos; you did a wonderful job capturing the images 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Thank you!! The town is simply gorgeous and the photos certainly don’t do the real ones justice!

      That’s wonderful that you do mural projects. Would love to see any of your work if you have photos to share 🙂

    MiaMusings said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Simply amazing. Do these get re-painted when old or are they maintained all through the year?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 7:16 am

      That’s a great question & we are not sure but seeing as the paintings began in 1985 – would imagine they would get retouched!

        MiaMusings said:
        February 5, 2014 at 7:37 am

        So that would mean that these paintings have not changed since they were first painted! And i am guessing they are maintained by the State? Just trying to figure out the difference between these murals and street art in general. In joburg, there is a lot of the latter. But they get repainted every couple of years…also because a lot of them represent current political and social themes.

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          February 5, 2014 at 7:58 am

          The way we understand they don’t get painted over! It adds to the town history. They just find more walls to put the paintings 🙂

    Postcard Cafe said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Nice set of shots – thanks for sharing 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Thank you! It’s such a beautiful town & so very worth sharing 🙂

    Wendy DeChambeau - Life Unmapped said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Wow, that’s great! What an awesome idea for a town – it sure beats grafitti!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Such a good point! Thanks for stopping by & commenting 🙂

    nnhtcao said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    beautiful little town. Love Marble World!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 5, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Yes it really is beautiful! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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