Friday, April 20, 2018

S is for Street Art #AtoZChallenge

One of my favourite occupations is seeing, looking, staring, ogling--you get the idea. 

I've been chided by my children for admiring beautiful people openly (often with mouth agape).  I used to listen to them but I don't any more. In fact, I'm becoming bolder as I'm ageing, so now I walk up to the person who's beauty has caught my eye: beautiful eyes, warm smile, gorgeous skin or just a kind manner and compliment them. Every single time, I've been rewarded with a smile back and a thank you.

Street art can't smile or whisper a thank you when you admire it. So, I tend to click it and share it and ooh and aah forever after.

Today, my lovelies, to celebrate the end of week 3 of this challenge, we're going to wander the streets of the world and enjoy the seeing.
Beirut: the famous steps on Armenian Street
Beirut again
Amman, Jordan
Nottingham, UK: When nature plays the artist
Ahmedabad, India: Not all art needs paint to be put on,
 sometimes paint peels off  to create art
Back to Beirut for some poetry
Arshia in Amsterdam: Art peeps.
Florence: floored
Florence: David: In deep water
Tbilisi, Georgia.
There are many more streets captured and clicked, 
but I realise it's Saturday and you must have a lot to do, so I'll let you be.

Sit, stare, strut, sing, skip, sleep, stand, sigh or simply be. 
Whatever you do, smile and be merry:)

Remember Karmageddon from K Post?
Well, here's an S word from the same list: (The Washington Post's Style Invitational one)
Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
Do share how you see streets when you go wandering.
I'd like to know.

30 comments:

  1. Such beautiful and fascinating street art! Love the street art from Beirut, Florence and Jordan and the natural one from Ahmedabad. Great shots again!

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  2. Lovely pictures! Thank you! Too many people walk past street art without noticing...

    The Multicolored Diary: Weird Things in Hungarian Folktales

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  3. I too photograph street art, no matter how scruffy or obscure it might be. So often people see them and ask why! The ultimate works to my mind are by the 'invisible' artist Banksy

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

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    1. Banksy is street art Picasso. I admire his/her work too:)
      Graffiti and street art can cheer up any dingy corner.

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  4. Hari OM
    We share this passion, Arti - the streets, and yes, the letting people know! Many countries of the world it is fine... here in UK one gets looked at strangely, but still, why not spread the admiration, eh?! I giggled to myself when I saw the 'Nottingham' and took it to refer to the camel. I sorted that out eventually... &*> (My brother lives Nott - pretty place). YAM xx

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    1. Yes, spread the admiration--I like that Yamini:)
      Thank you.

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  5. Amazing pictures, some of these street artists are so talented. I too am a confessed people watcher!
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  6. these places has such characters. I like seeing them. it reminds me there is always beauy in the world. thanks for sharing these.

    have a lovely day.

    my latest a-z is: snow in spring

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    1. You said it Lissa: There is always beauty. All we need to do is see:)

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  7. I actually love street art - in Toronto there are some magnificent examples. My husband used to bring his class on grafitti tours at least once a semester.

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    1. Graffiti tours sound so much fun Selkie. I've never been to Toronto but I'll keep my eyes open if I happen to visit.
      Thank you for dropping by.

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  8. Startlingly beautiful photos Arti thank you for sharing them. Whether walking in nature or driving in my car, or being a passenger, I like to observe and check out my surroundings. I read the poetry on the wall in Beirut - deep words.

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    1. Deep words indeed Susan. I wonder who the author of those words might be.

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  9. I reeeeely like David in goggles! :-)

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  10. What fabulous photos Arti - I love street art and am delighted to see your examples of it. The painted stairs make me smile, first because I imagine them giving a bit of a happy bounce to all the feet treading them. But it also reminds of a summer in our neighborhood a few years ago when one of the children on the block discovered sidewalk chalk. Each day the drawings would creep further and further down the block, and it was such fun to see what colorful creations she, and eventually many of the kids, created.

    Street art that includes words is especially dear to my heart. And thanks for sharing sarchasm - another great one.

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    1. Thank you for appreciating sarchasm Deborah:)
      Yes, those painted steps would lighten anyone's load, no?

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  11. I love street art! Amazing photos, Arti. I am so impressed with people who do such intricate sidewalk chalk art. They know it is temporary yet create amazing images and we can stare for however long we wish. :)

    Emily In Ecuador | Sunrise in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

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    1. Tibetan Buddhists create sand mandalas which are stunning and temporary. Chalk art images remind me of them.

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  12. Wonderful collection of photos! Thank you for sharing :)
    Jui Positive Cookies

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  13. I enjoy walking and admiring the street art, you have captured beautiful ones with some lovely thoughts.

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  14. Fabulous street art. Thanks for sharing these lovely images

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  15. So true, about admiring beauty!

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