Poppy Day

Poppy Day is Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

Artists: Michel St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michel St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen

The 2 walls this mural is painted on must be 36.6 meters (120′) x  24.4 meters (80′). The 120′ is the parking lot side. I’m panning left to right.

Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Michel St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen

Turn the corner to find 80′ more along the street side.

Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen

Pics taken by: Resa – October 30, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen
Artists: Michael St. Hilaire & Mandy van Leeuwen – parking lot side

19 thoughts on “Poppy Day

  1. Remembrance Day or Poppy Day is connected to a part of my danish famiy too – “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” meant a lot to my dear fathers father – two of his father’s brothers emigrated as young adolescents to Australia in the late 1800s – became australian citizens and returned to Europe during WW1 as australian officers – they both died in Flanders, killed in action representing their new homeland… :-/

    1. War is ugly, and I wish peace would reign. Nonetheless, I can’t help but feel honor …. and a love …. for all who died for the greater good.
      Your family history is interesting, and I wear a poppy in respect for what your great uncles have done. ❤
      I hope you took a moment to read "In Flanders Fields" if you don't already know it. It is a brilliant piece of work. Take care, Le Drake, and give your father a hug for me, even if he doesn't know where and why the extra hug is coming from.

  2. nannus

    A bit too heroic for my taste. The soldiers are clean shaven etc… I think this is a form of kitsch.
    The reality of this war was bloody, muddy, stinking and simply terrible. I don’t think this kind of painting is appropriate. I see the intention of honoring those who where there, but I think this is not the right way to do so.

  3. I love this mural! Carolyn is right, it’s tastefully done…in spite of what that meathead above said. Inappropriate?! Pfft…not a single person in Winnipeg would say that and we are very proud of it. So glad you posted it, thank you! xo

  4. Hi Resa!
    It is an extraordinary work, I am impressed with their size.
    Reminds me of the comics that were published in the 50s and 60s about war exploits … are very characteristic drawings.

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