248/365 - Glasgow Street Art #5 - Mungo by wag864

248/365 - Glasgow Street Art #5 - Mungo

Painted by Sam Bates, aka SMUG, an Australian street artist in Glasgow. It took about a week to paint. It is a modern depiction of Mungo in modern-day clothes. Mungo is Glasgow’s patron saint, born in the 6th century. The story goes that when he was young, some boys from his village started throwing stones at robins that were pecking on the ground for scraps.

“One bird was hit and fell to the ground. The boys ran away. Mungo ran, too, but he ran to the fallen bird. Picking it up he smoothed and caressed its feathers and prayed over it. After a little while it revived and flew away. Perhaps it was only stunned. The villagers called it a miracle; and so it was that a small boy should want to help a fallen bird in trouble.”

Quoted from: 'The Beloved St. Mungo' (1989).
Really like this
September 5th, 2017  
Great point of view and painting :) fav
September 5th, 2017  
Beautiful painting
September 5th, 2017  
Beautiful capture of street art
September 5th, 2017  
That is a sweet story and a stunning piece of street art, well presented in your image.
September 6th, 2017  
Wow what stunning mural and story!
September 6th, 2017  
cool fav
September 6th, 2017  
This is fascinating! A wonderful capture of the mural.
September 6th, 2017  
Wonderful story to go with your great capture of this piece of street art. Fav.
September 6th, 2017  
This is excellent :)
September 6th, 2017  
wonderful find and shot of it
September 6th, 2017  
Amazing art
September 6th, 2017  
What wonderful art work and interesting info as well!
September 9th, 2017  
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