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Address: Corner of Eugene O'Neil Dr & State St, New London, CT 06320

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Beautiful Mural

There a re a few of these murals around downtown New London. Nice to see a revitalization effort under way. Beautiful and history building all around this area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
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Colchester, Connecticut
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Colchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

There a re a few of these murals around downtown New London. Nice to see a revitalization effort under way. Beautiful and history building all around this area.

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Boston, MA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I vaguely remember this wall being painted back when I lived in New London. It is distinctive, but I was never fond of it.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a big piece of art. I'm sure you have seen his work in many of the historic whaling towns from New England to Hawaii. How fun to tick them all off your viewing list. they are there because of history. Dig deeper and you will find many amazing facts about the locations he picked

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

There are many hand painted art works on buildings in downtown New London. The visitor's center may have material talking about all of them. Makes for a nice walk around the city to find them all!

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Waterford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Whaling Wall is just one of several walls painted by local artists. New London could and should be a great waterfront city not to be missed but it continues to struggle. You can walk the downtown area to see the wall art and enjoy a nice lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Kids loved looking at the painting. Very impressive. Painted by Wyland who does amazing art work of sea life.

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New London, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Originally by Wyland, he painted whales all over New England. Has been touched up many times and still interesting and better than a blank wall I guess.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is not one of his best as I recall. I've seen many across the country and have photographed them when I happen upon them. More simplistic than others.

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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you are not already familiar with the artist Robert Wyland then it may not be a big deal to see one of his whales - you can learn more about the artist here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wyland But there are other interesting murals near it. Three on Bank street alone, one of Hendrix, one of Greek Goddesses- a mural walk is listed... More 

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Metlakatla, Alaska, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Whaling Wall has been in place for a few years now. It's a nice painted scene of whales on the side of a building... I must say that it is a lot nicer to look at than a plain brick wall.

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