Monday, April 8, 2013

Daytripping: Pittsfield Police Mural



This mural is one of a pair on a wall across from the police station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 90 minutes northwest of Hartford.  It honors motorcycle police officers.  The mural was painted in 1998 by William F. Blake and Jay Tobin, directed by Daniel M. O'Connell of the Berkshire Artisans.

This post is linked to Monday Murals.

25 comments:

Andy said...

Wow! This is an eye catching mural of a time gone by.

Kate said...

Well-educated image at an appropriate spot.

2totrvlviewfinder said...

How neat ... I bet it makes the policemen in that station smile when they glimpse it each day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Never was a mural in a more appropriate spot Jack :)

Sharon said...

Nicely done!

Taken For Granted said...

What a fine mural showing that wonderful 1930s Harley V-twin. It was probably the fastest machine on the road in it's day, and I'd love to have one now. How classy.

Clueless in Boston said...

For being painted in 1998, it looks like a motorcycle from the 1960s or earlier.

RamblingRound said...

A really attractive mural that is a nice way to honor the motorcycle police.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope the paint holds up to the weather.

Sylvia K said...

Great way to honor those who risk so much.

Malyss said...

Very beautiful! and a useful reminder of a great job, and great men..

Halcyon said...

I like it. He seems to take his job quite seriously!

Randy said...

Nice looking mural!

RedPat said...

Good one Jack! It looks like it is fading a bit but that just adds to the whole retro effect of the image.

VP said...

A very good one and perfectly placed on the brickwork. Here most of our writers can't go beyond 'f***k the police'!

LOLfromPasa said...

Such clean lines and a great bit of artwork.

cieldequimper said...

Very cool. I agree with VP. I don't think you'd ever see anything like it in France.

I love the colours in this shot.

William Kendall said...

An excellent mural!

Kay said...

((sigh)) I have an old black and white photo of my dad when he was a motorcycle cop, on his Harley, parked in a line of cops waiting to shake Harry Truman's hand as Truman worked his way along the line. There's a bit of history!

Leslie D. said...

He looks a lot friendlier and happier than the one that gave me a ticket for not wearing my seat belt

Bob Crowe said...

No helmet, no windshield. Times change.

CaT said...

unfortunately, due to my very bad planning, i didnt meet kay when we drove through sequim. so stupid! but i have been twice to places in the usa where i thought to only come once, so who knows... :)

Lowell said...

Very nice mural and it has captured and memorialized a moment in time. I do remember those old Harleys. Vaguely.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful mural!
Léia

Karl Demetz said...

A really beautiful mural!
(old Times...)