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Roszell's Soda Shop

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 October 2019 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Although the mural here is fictional, it recalls an earlier time when soda fountains were staples in almost every American small town. The name, "Roszell's," was the name of a Pontiac, Illinois dairy which operated there around the turn of the 20th century. This mural was designed by Pontiac's own Joe Diaz.

I was intrigued by the realism seen in this mural where the "storefront" shows nice depth despite being on a flat wall.

Photo captured in an alley in downtown Pontiac, Illinois on August 4, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Really great morality. Looks like it really has a soda fountain

1 Oct 2019 5:15am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful colored shop!

1 Oct 2019 5:24am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful colors and composition.

1 Oct 2019 6:25am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice one again! Vibrant contrasting colors.

1 Oct 2019 6:26am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

L'artiste s'est bien amusé

1 Oct 2019 7:06am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

How happy this all looks !

1 Oct 2019 7:24am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très chouette ce trompe l'oeil.
Bonne journée Steven

1 Oct 2019 7:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent trompe l'oeil and you capture it beautifully with that serendipitous sky

1 Oct 2019 9:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo of this superb mural reminiscent of ancient times and -amazing- there is no name Pontiac . Here also in all villages there was a fountain.

1 Oct 2019 10:16am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Boutique attrayante... J'entre !... :))

1 Oct 2019 10:24am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This mural is just magnificent and really interesting. The color and detail is excellent. 5*

1 Oct 2019 10:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It's so lovely !

1 Oct 2019 11:39am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It looks so real and three dimensional! Beautifully done.

1 Oct 2019 1:42pm

Rose from United States

Oh, I can't believe this is in an alley...it is wonderful. And makes one long for simpler times. But if it was simpler times I would not be seeing this!

1 Oct 2019 2:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, it fooled me. Even after I read that it was painted on I was ready to step inside.

1 Oct 2019 3:21pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Une sacrée façade et vue colorés superbe

1 Oct 2019 3:54pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great shot! I love it!

1 Oct 2019 4:04pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un superbe trompe-l'oeil !!

1 Oct 2019 4:50pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The sky effect around those second-story windows is very effective. It makes a very successful store front picture.

1 Oct 2019 5:55pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

1 Oct 2019 6:10pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Oddly, this mural reminded me of Hopper's Nighthawks.
Must be the green colour?

1 Oct 2019 7:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A really excellent mural. I like the gas pump.

2 Oct 2019 12:11am

@Steve Rice: You'll see more of it on Thursday. :-)

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Joli trompe l'œil.

2 Oct 2019 2:28am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

this is a glorious color shot. the mural is so over-the-top photo-realistic that you have to look closely to determine is is not real; this is especially true with your photo style that makes all the courthouses, and other historic buildings look almost too real to be real! your images are usually so corner-to-corner perspectively perfect that leftward tilt of the verticals and slight uphill left to right of the horizontal glare in this image (sorry to be so picky)

2 Oct 2019 3:43am

Jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Très originale cette devanture, l'effet est tout fait convaincant.
Belle trouvaille.

2 Oct 2019 4:36am

Remus from Portugal

At first glance, I really thought it was a true facade.
The mural is very well designed and painted. The realism is evident.

2 Oct 2019 9:47am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, wow, love, love this

4 Oct 2019 12:29am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These wall murals certainly add some pizzaz to a town.

6 Oct 2019 4:05am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

These murals you've been showing are so wonderful!!

14 Oct 2019 3:16am