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Murals
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Description:
A mural is a painting, or other art media, such as tile, applied directly on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface OR large art work permanently mounted for display to such surfaces.
Expanded Description:
Murals are significant in that they bring art into the public sphere. Historically murals have often made political statements or served to depict the popular life of a culture, religious ideas, or merely as an outlet for artistic expression. In the contemporary urban setting, murals often appear on the sides of otherwise unsightly buildings, showing the life of a city neighborhood. Wherever these works of art appear for public viewing, we seek to document them and display them for others to enjoy and visit.

Murals that may have a commercial component are welcome as long as they also have serious artistic merit. Billboards and strictly commercial signs usually will not meet these requirements.

Large works of art that are permanently mounted on a building or other structure will also be considered for inclusion in this category. Since it isn't really feasible to define "large" with actual dimensions, this will remain somewhat subjective, but a minimum of 32 sq. ft. (3 sq. meters) is suggested. These will be evaluated individually on their own merits.

Most of these public murals will be for outdoor display, but some murals that are indoors may also be considered. These must be on public display in public buildings, such as government buildings, libraries, etc. Generally those inside of museums, churches or schools will not meet the requirements. In all cases, they must be substantial works of art, not mere decorative paintings. Please don't try to push the envelope on this!
Instructions for Posting a Murals Waymark:

1. Originally obtained GPS coordinates. Ideally this should be at the actual site of the mural itself unless access is limited, by a fence, for instance, in which case you may take your coordinates from an acceptable viewing area. If this is the case, please state it in your description.

2. Photographs: Since this is a category for visual art, photos are important. A waymark may be denied if low quality photos are submitted. We don't expect professional photography, of course, but photos that are greatly underexposed, distorted or otherwise fail to give an adequate representation of the work of art may be reason for denial.

At least TWO original photos are required!


NOTE: Very few murals can be adequately represented with just two photographs. Most require several. There must be one photo showing the building or surface where the art appears in order to give perspective on its size and location. One should show the entire mural, or major portion. If a mural is too large to be included in a single photo, either because of size or viewing angle, a series of photos may be submitted. Other photos should show various details of the art work.

Each piece is different, so requirements are different, but do your best to show of your work of art. If there is a signature, a close-up of it is highly desired, as are photos of descriptive or dedication plaques and signs.

Waymarks with insufficient or inadequate photographic presentation may be declined with a request for further visual documentation.


NO copyrighted photos will be accepted -- unless they are yours!

3. Description: Include as much information as you can about the mural -- its historical or cultural significance, artist, location, subject, etc. If your research turns up some good sources, please share them with us.

At the very least, provide a written description of what you SEE. What is the subject of the mural? What does it look like? What size is it? Where is it located? Pretend the viewer cannot SEE the mural and then describe it to that person.

LOCATION: The building or structure must be identified. Be as specific as possible. If the name of the building cannot be determined, then a more general description will suffice, such as "side of a furniture store" or similar description. Then, tell where the building or structure is located.

MEDIUM: The variable for medium should include the materials used to create the mural. Usually this will be paint (specify if you know the type) and the surface material, such as wood, stucco, concrete, plaster, brick, etc. but may be tile or something else.

TITLE: Please include the name of the town/city and state or country in the waymark name. You must use the following standard format:
My Interesting Mural - Ctiy, State

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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MuralsSquirrel Hill Neighborhood Mural

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This mural captures the cultural diversity of Pittsburgh's vibrant Squirrel Hill community.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/29/2006

last visited: 8/16/2010

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Murals"Walk On Through" - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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mural on the "Eliza Furnace" bicycle and pedestrial trail

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/8/2010

last visited: never

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Painted over a plywood panel giving a 3-D rendering of a spiraling stairway

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/26/2008

last visited: 9/4/2010

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On the side of a large brick building

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2008

last visited: never

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un-named large mural on the south side of Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/21/2008

last visited: 2/5/2015

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MuralsSelkirk Way, Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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A personal project by a local resident in a trendy neighborhood

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/28/2008

last visited: never

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Murals"A Piece of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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On a busy traffic corner with many pedestrians and shops nearby

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/21/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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MuralsElizabeth St, Hazelwood neighborhood, Pittsburgh, Pennsylania

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On building at corner of a traffic intersection in Hazelwood

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/26/2009

last visited: never

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MuralsTri-State Auto Parts, Pittsburgh, PA

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An auto parts/auto body store in a rough section of Pittsburgh does its part to brighten up the neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/3/2006

last visited: never

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An urban city grid as seen from the eyes of birds flying over

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/9/2008

last visited: never

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In a quiet and quaint neighborhood on the eastern edge of the city of Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/5/2009

last visited: never

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In front of Children's Hospital

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/4/2011

last visited: 3/9/2012

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Middle-eastern store in the Strip District

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/27/2011

last visited: never

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Midwife Center of Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/2/2008

last visited: never

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Indoor mural located inside a cancer-support organization

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/1/2009

last visited: never

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MuralsOpen Stage Theater - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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on the side of a theater

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/9/2008

last visited: never

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One of the many murals funded by the Sprout Fund

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/4/2011

last visited: never

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MuralsCity Lung - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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On the side of an oriental food store

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/9/2008

last visited: 9/7/2009

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MuralsWelcome to the Strip - Strip District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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large mural depicting the retail food and restaurants businesses

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/4/2011

last visited: 7/22/2017

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On the retaining wall of a hairpin curve

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/1/2012

last visited: never

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MuralsNew Amsterdam, Lawrenceville Neigborhood Mural - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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on a neighborhood bar

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/11/2009

last visited: never

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MuralsStrip District Overhead Mural - Pittsburgh, PA

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This mural, high overhead, lets you know that this is the section of Pittsburgh where you can find the public markets.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/20/2006

last visited: 9/9/2009

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colorful mural in a once thriving urban neighborhood

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: never

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Mural in a pedestrian underpass in downtown Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/14/2008

last visited: never

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MuralsLeskowak Auto Center, Troy Hill - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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in the Troy Hill neighborhood

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: never

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