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Daniels Oil Co.

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 October 2019 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

It is painted on the rear exposures of two downtown stores and depicts the Daniels Oil gas and service station which was once located in downtown Pontiac near the Vermilion River at the corner of Water and Mill Streets. The mural recalls a time in the past when gas stations provided full service to their customers and were a place to gather all of the community news and gossip. This mural was painted by Diaz Sign Art in the summer of 2010.

Again, I was intrigued by the realism in this mural by the depth shown on this flat wall, the gas pumps and the light shining under the car where the mechanic is working.

Photo captured in downtown Pontiac, Illinois on August 4, 2019 in an alley in the 300 Block of North Main Street.

See you around October 14th.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/4.8 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Absolutely superb! great artist and photographer. Ha ha!

3 Oct 2019 5:07am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Superbes décorations !

3 Oct 2019 5:20am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent photo of these spectacular murals. They are very well done.

3 Oct 2019 5:27am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fantastic mural, real document of old times

3 Oct 2019 5:39am

Joëlle from France

Superbe travail j'aime beaucoup, belle prise bravo à toi Steven

3 Oct 2019 6:49am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent street art. Great capture.

3 Oct 2019 6:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un joli trompe l'œil

3 Oct 2019 7:20am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Very well done ! Annierita

3 Oct 2019 7:24am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Better as Potemkin ever tought.

3 Oct 2019 8:59am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Il sont superbes ces trompes l'oeil, j'aime beaucoup cette photo.
Bonne journée Steven

3 Oct 2019 9:24am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb picture of this really stunning and realistic trompe-l'oeil stores .

3 Oct 2019 10:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a great addition these make to the street with their realism and their historical reference. Another excellent capture

3 Oct 2019 11:17am

Rose from United States

Amazing...this one really did fool me for just a second.

3 Oct 2019 11:44am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is superb !

3 Oct 2019 11:45am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Magnificent art and a deft HDR treatment to showcase all the detail.

3 Oct 2019 12:32pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent urban photography. Very interesting!

3 Oct 2019 2:07pm

Remus from Portugal

Another great work.
Great capture and fantastic mural.

3 Oct 2019 2:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

These murals are fantastic!

3 Oct 2019 3:00pm

Laurence from Châteaugay, France

Ces trompe l’œil sont réellement très beaux !

3 Oct 2019 4:30pm

willy from Belgium

j'aime bien ce joli trompe l'œil Steven

un cliché de toute beauté


3 Oct 2019 4:34pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel dessin et façade quelle station service superbe
Belle soirée

3 Oct 2019 4:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Amazing mural. It is a beautiful addition to that street.

3 Oct 2019 5:07pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & colors!

3 Oct 2019 6:01pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

3 Oct 2019 6:07pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Cette série est formidable et m'amuse beaucoup.
Merveilleuse prise.

3 Oct 2019 8:21pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Un très joli trompe l'oeil, j'aime beaucoup !

3 Oct 2019 9:37pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a fun use of otherwise wasted wall space. it does a fine job of evoking the route 66 era

4 Oct 2019 12:16am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so intriguing and what a fine artist

4 Oct 2019 12:28am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is such a wonderful scene and a beautiful mural. It certainly brings back times past. It does have wonderful dimension. It looks real!

4 Oct 2019 12:39am

Don from Spokane, United States

Very quaint looking shirt.

4 Oct 2019 2:34am

Ginnie from Netherlands

OMG, Steven. That's one of the best ones I've ever seen.

4 Oct 2019 5:19am

Jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Super bien fait, bravo à l'artiste qui a réalisé ce petit chef d'oeuvre.
Je suis fan !

4 Oct 2019 5:23am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic !! Looks very real and three dimensional...anyone can drive in here to fill their car and realise the mistake !!!

4 Oct 2019 5:44am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Wouah un trompe l'oeil magnifique !

4 Oct 2019 6:05am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is great to see

4 Oct 2019 9:48am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe réalisation !!

4 Oct 2019 11:51am

London Caller from United Kingdom

This place is like a hidden gem!
Please show us more places like this.

4 Oct 2019 11:22pm

yoshimiparis from France

Absolutely a superb trompe l'oeil

5 Oct 2019 5:32am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What a fantastic mural. Love it.

6 Oct 2019 3:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, very convincing . . had me fooled for a while !

7 Oct 2019 6:37am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Good Spotlight for this dedicace !

8 Oct 2019 8:46am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Très belle réalisation ! Bien joué !

13 Oct 2019 9:03am

omar from Hamburg, Germany


17 Oct 2019 9:00am