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taken in a great hurry, in the teeming rain. The end of the building has been covered in plastic for several days and I didn't expect to see a mural there today - I love the way it has been done over the broken windows. Worth seeing large. This is the old Ateliers mécaniques, mechanical workshops that were once the pride of Vevey. I have been worried for years that the building would be demolished, as the entire block has been pulled down and covered with apartment buildings. Looks as though they are going to do something interesting with it.

work in progress

The artist is JR, see his website (above link)

There are several of these now around town - huge photographs stuck onto buildings, taken from the collections of the Musée de l'Elysée.


Original photo: John Phillips, Corpus Christi workshops


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Uploaded on August 27, 2010