Posts Tagged ‘street art’

After our visit it Tony Packo’s in Toledo, Ohio, I took a quick shot of this bit of street art from the car while we were stopped at a light.  (I was the passenger.)  And yes, I like Abba.

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Not all street art encompasses a door. But this creation in Urbana, Illinois blends door into art seamlessly.

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The day after a baby shower for my friend in Urbana, Illinois, we spent the morning having coffee and relaxing. On the way to my parked van, I spotted a bit street art on the back of this building.

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I’m in the midst of hockey mania.  The first round of the Stanley Cup finals is drawing to a close with our Chicago Blackhawks in a seventh win-or-go-home game, so I’m occupied with trying to help them win.  Not much time to do an in-depth post.

But as we enjoy the end of a day of summer-like sun and temperatures just ahead of a much cooler day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a shot of this lovely mural on the side of a building in Hillsdale, Michigan, part of a project to bring murals to the town.  I’d say that as bricks in the wall go, these are winners!

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It’s the final week of 2015 and as it’s also a fourth Monday, that means it’s time at Sally’s for Challenger’s Choice.  My choice is street art from the subway in Philadelphia.  It’s not what we usually think of as street art–art done directly on a building or other place.  But someone created this ad, so it is art, subway art in this case  At any rate, just enjoy.

If you like to take photos with a non-traditional camera, such as a phone or an iPad, we’d love to have you join in.  Or we welcome you to just take a look at what everyone else is doing. Sally also has links each week to photography sites, so pop over for a look.

I hope your 2015 was wonderful, but either way, I pray you have a 2016 filled with blessings and thanks so much for spending time on my blog.  I always appreciate you and your comments.

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A second Friday the thirteenth, which mean another lucky day for me.  🙂  As I’m not superstitious, I enjoy the day and as thirteen was my number for many years of competitive softball, it has good memories and connotations.  Of course, the other good thing today is the Friday part, meaning it’s time for another round of “Let’s play Weekly Photo Challenge.”  What will the theme be this week?  And the answer is…..”Wall.”  Wow!  This could be a difficult one, but I’m expecting lots of interesting entries.  I’m off to see what I might conjure up (and conjuring may be what’s needed!)

As luck would have it, this is what I first came across–three photos of a “wall” decorated five years ago by our younger daughter (now with one more year of art school) and a friend.  It was so much fun watching the expressions of commuters coming off the train and other people walking past.

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Walk along Grant Street in San Francisco’s China town and you’ll come to an alley that will take you on a trip from one culture to another (in more than one way) and from one time period to another.  At the other end of the alley is City Lights Books, established in 1953 and an icon of the Beat Generation.  As you walk along the alley, you will see paving stones with literary quotes and on the wall, beautiful, sometimes humorous, murals.  Take a trip down memory lane to a time when “beat” mean “beatnik”, not “Just beat it.”

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