Saturday, October 15, 2011

Murals at the Tannery, Pretoria

We visited the Tannery in Pretoria for lunch, and admired the murals painted around many of the walls. They depict most of the South African wildlife - often in life size.

Apparently the Tannery opened in 1904 as a leather tanning operation, but closed in 1986 because of complaints about the smell. It has since reopened as an industrial park, and also has a great restaurant nestled in one of the old buildings.

Here are a few of my favorite murals:








7 comments:

  1. Beautiful artwork, yet I hate to think of what occurs at the tannery!

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  2. Those are amazing murals. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is an amazing way to dress up an old industrial area. Definitely better than a tannery.

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  4. That top mural/photo is a good one.

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  5. WOW, absolutely AWESOME work!!!!!!!! What a talented artist to capture these beautiful creatures, so life like!

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