The Unexpected

I do like finding things out of the ordinary. Like this painting? mural? of a Spanish-style bungalow on an office building wall in downtown La Jolla. . . .


Did you know the word “bungalow” comes from the Hindi word bangla or house in Bengali style? I didn’t.


Climb the stairs on the side and you’ll find a giant Canary palm, my favorite.

I’m liking the message on this door too:


Great weekend, everyone!


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17 Responses to The Unexpected

  1. Ms. Spock says:

    The steps and ultimate landing (climbing up) look like a cherry-picker attached to the house — the bangla. Related to the name “Bangladesh”, perchance?

    It’s a pretty unusual place for a giant painting/mural, but it’s as good a spot as any, given that it’s a huge wall with practically no windows. The blue in photograph #3 rivals the blue sky in the first two photographs. Way to go, Ms. Pearl.

  2. Caroline says:

    That’s a find. At first I thought it was a trompe-l’oeil but it’s a real painting.
    I had no idea about the origin of bungalow.

  3. TBM says:

    I didn’t know the origin of the word either. I do miss the soft colors in this area.

  4. Lovely reportage giving me a taste of summer – I’m Smiling:)

  5. Cheryl says:

    No, I did not know the origin of the word, “bungalow”. BUT, I have been to La Jolla. How nice to know there’s a chance you are walking the same streets I did! Fabulous photo array … I love the building colours set against the perfectly, blue sky, Carole.

  6. I enjoy walking through city streets with big, beautiful murals like that. I read an article about the building murals around Marseilles, France. They are so well done, they almost look real. People often make the mistake of trying to open a door that is only a painting. I’d love to see the murals in person some day.

  7. I think my world would be much brighter if I were surrounded by such color/

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