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Santa Paula Murals

This is my dot dot dot post …

I know they’re all obvious but …

One person here is real…

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Two here are real… 😀

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Ta-dah! …

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Closer …

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There is a total of 9 murals scattered around the downtown area.

The building is real …

Santa Paula Murals

But the booth and the people isn’t.

Some plants are real …

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The less greener isn’t …

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Museums in Santa Paula are California Oil Museum, Aviation Museum, Agriculture Museum, Railroad Museum, etc. All are depicted in murals…

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Zooming in …

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These murals represent the culture and aspects of the Santa Paula community. It was once the World’s Citrus Capital, circa 1880-1945…

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They host the Annual Citrus Balloon Festival.

The drive there was scenic because of the mountains and the harvest lands.

One of the mountains is not like the others …

Santa Paula Murals (11)

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  1. Great post! I used to drive through there quite often, when I lived in Newbury Park and would like a visit to Ojai, driving up the back way through SP. I remember a really good Mexican restaurant in SP, too. Love the murals. ~SueBee

  2. I grew up in Santa Paula and never realized there were nine murals in total. Of course, I always noticed them, I just never realized there were so many. I’m glad to see they’ve held up so well over the years and that the rampant graffiti that is common around town hasn’t destroyed these works of art. Great shots, Rommel!

    • Wow! Straight from Santa Paula you are eh. Saw it on a website before coming there. I had to see all of it under 2 hours…. because of the parking limit. 😀 But really, it was quick to see all nine because they are scattered like a block to another.

      You are so right! I observed that as well. The fact that they are written over is just awesome.

  3. What a fun way to showcase the murals! I’ve been wanting to go to the oil museum. Maybe I’ll get there before long. We typically drive through Santa Paula on our way somewhere else and I can’t get my “driver” to stop for me to explore my interest in California’s oil history. LOL! One of these days….

    • I’m planning to go back there next when it’s time for the Citrus Balloon.
      I was wondering about the road. It did feel like it all lead to different places. I always take the highway. It’s nice to know that it is also gateway to different areas in SoCal. It’s nice to have another co-SoCal resident that’s following you. 😉

  4. Wa wa, This is so cool Rommel ! I came across your ‘Dot dot post’ for the first time and I must say its a great Idea. Love all the images and twists ! 😉
    Looks like quiet a historic place 🙂

    • The downtown area of Santa Paula and Fillmore are really two of the most historic looking main streets I’ve came across here in California. Nice observation, LC.

  5. beautiful and creative way to brighten any town. love the “can you find the…” in some of your photos. i admire artists that can work on such large scale. totally enjoyed the tour, Rommel. 🙂

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