January 27, 2011

P is for Painted Plane

We found this painted plane in Baguio, a city in the mountains of northern Luzon established by the Americans in 1900. Located 1500 meters / 5000 feet above sea level, the City of Pines has always been a favorite place to escape from Manila's summer heat for the well-to-do.

What we didn't find was any information about who painted this plane, why and when, and my internet search came up empty. So if you know the story, do tell.

Still I thought you might get a kick out of this funky jet fighter dressed in images of peace (better viewed enlarged).



 Baguio, 2008

This post is linked to Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday where the letter of the day is P. Go check out how other bloggers played with P words.

18 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Art is where you find it!

La said...

his looks like it took quite a while to accomplish. La

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How cool! We have painted mooses all over Park City, it's a mascot kind of thing and I just love them.

I wish I could afford to buy one for in front of my house...

Teresa said...

That is such an awesome painted plane!

Terra said...

How cool. I don't have the talent or the guts but that is super

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful find, and wonderful photo. Too bad there's no information available.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Judie said...

Terra says she doesn't have the talent, but DON"T BELIEVE IT! Peace brings out the talent in all of us!! Wonderful post!

ChrisJ said...

I do like this piece of art. It seems to be coming quite popular to paint large object that otherwise might be an eyesore. There is a man in San Diego who is painting American flags on the roofs of various office buildings, so that the planes coming in to land can see them. Since we have a large military presence, these flags are very popular.

cieldequimper said...

Make love not war, lol.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

How cool! It has so much going on in its numerous paintings.

anjoe playhouse said...

Art can be found everywhere ;-)

★Mumsy★ said...

Wow..that's fascinating to see, and you can see the creative mind behind this..

marisworld said...

Now that's the kind of thing that I'd like to discover and wonder about. Hope you find the real story, that would be so great

tapirgal said...

It looks like a good occupation for this thing. What a find! I love it.

Sue said...

My son was in Luzon for a period of time while there on a mission for our church.

Great photos.

=)

Jenny said...

I love this!

What wonderful, wonderful link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'P'!

I've always told my husband I want a plane as a guest house and he just laughs at me.

Now I can imagine a painted plane as a guest house!

Thanks for the smile and the wonderful stop!

A+

JM said...

Cool paint job.

J Bar said...

Most interesting.