Posts Tagged ‘street art’

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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Finally!! I’ve been waiting all morning to see what this week’s photo challenge is and although the time wasn’t fleeting, the challenge is. Here’s something else that was fleeting, a chalk drawing our younger daughter and a friend did near the apartment complex where
my husband was living at the time. We loved watching people’s faces when they saw it.

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