Street art. Come on! Again?

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Konny. Paris, 2013.

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No more landlord arson. San Francisco. 2016.

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Butte-aux-cailles. Paris. 2018. Klim, I gather?

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Liverpool. Or is Berlin? (Mexico city. 2019)

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I told you a hundred times, stop picking your nose. Butte-aux-cailles, Paris. Zabou.

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Near Mission St, San Francisco, 2016. Overtagged, alas.

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“Let’s go urgently to the House of buttons. In Polanco! Jules Verne St 95. A world of buttons.” Love this art. Been there for ages. They don’t sell buttons “no more”, but they kept the ad. I featured it several times. Hard to catch. Trees and lampposts are in the way. Mexico city, “bilkul”.

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Number 48, Butte-aux-cailles. Wait. 48?

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Sofia CasTellanos. Mexico city. (Thanks to Dragos for spotting the T) 😉🙏🏻

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Noir et blanc. Butte-aux-cailles.

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Détail. (Butte aux choses etc.) Smile. There is even less time than before. 😉

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“Keep cool, Blondie. Why the fuss?” House of buttons again. Oh. Wait a minute. Where IS Blondie?

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“¿Capucchino to go, Señorita?”. Mexico city.

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Fluctuat nec mergitur. Floats but doesn’t sink. Paris’ motto. Butte, etc.

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Same artist. Seth I believe. Same place.  A very clever and well-known piece. As you can see the lamppost is not in the wall.

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Piñatas, Mexico city. Remember my personal all encompassing definition of street art.

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Toronto. (c)ourtesy Alex. (Resa, have you seen it?) Visit Resa’s site for great street art:

Hold on! It’s a Bumpy ride.

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Street art again. (Anything goes). Bangkok, 2018.

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“By the sirens sweetly singing” (Tales of brave Ulysses. Cream, 1967). Florence, 2014.

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“Your savings are safe with us.” Singapore, 2017.

Thank you again for hopping along on Equinoxio’s Time-Space shuttle. Still operating. Stay safe and all that.

 

 

115 thoughts on “Street art. Come on! Again?

  1. So playful and vibrant, with a spicing of darkness. My daughter would love the turtles, her number one favourite creature – such grace in the water. Thank you for taking us on the journey.

    • Avec grand plaisir “Libre”. (Do you know Eluard’s poem “J’ecris ton nom?)
      Agree with your daughter. Turtles and sea turtles in particular are great creatures. I was lucky enough to see a few in the open sea…
      Have a nice end of week.

  2. Il y a tags et graffitis. Les graffitis sont vraiment un art très impressionnant, très difficile à faire entrer dans un musée ou dans un livre, monographie-ti mise à part.
    Clap clap clap, Brieuc, et merci et porte toi bien également.

  3. Nice post! I especially adore the opening piece. No, I haven’t found that one in Toronto. However, I have been venturing only where my legs take me, since the virus hit. Public transport is still too, scary. They have finally mandated masks. Will see how people act. There’s a lot of Aspholes out there. Not as many as some other countries, but that virus is sneaky!

  4. There’s no such a thing as too much street art! We have a few beautiful murals in Sligo too, each of them incredible in their own way. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

  5. I’m off to find the siren, a wonderful variety of street art. My father once braked the car lightly when he saw me picking my nose, and I complained, to which he replied, that my finger would jam so far up that it would never come out again 🙂 there’s something about street art that captivates me. Thank you Brian.

    • Hi Gigi. Glad you liked it. We are fine, thank you. Bored to death inside. I think we’re going to take the car out tomorrow for a ride… crossed-eye emoji.
      Have a nice week-end.

  6. How practical to see some streetart here, then I must not go downtown of Berlin what I actually avoid by any means. In the last montha I have seen new streetart only in a small village and even at a hiking-trail. Now just waiting for real holidays in August. Stay safe! A bientot 🙂

  7. Again, the eclectic collection is highly entertaining. This time though I cannot decide which I like the most. P.S.: What do you mean by they have stopped making buttons?!
    Phir milenge. 🙂

      • That’d be Queen, mon ami. See here and here. 😉

        Actually the whole world is going insanely mad. And I just can’t tell if that’s a bad thing or a good thing, after all…

      • Thanks, multumesc, merci Dragos. I thought it might be Queen, but I’m not so knowledgeable on them. 😉
        Good to hear from you. I hope you are well with your 47 felines. 😉
        Insanely mad is quite appropriate… Sigh…

      • Ah, don’t mention it. I’m not very knowledgeable of Queen either but when a bell rings…

        This may be tough for you to know but my “children” are almost all gone. Fleas came back, a viral disease spread and there are but a few left, with slim chances to survive. Sent them all out on July first but it was already too late. 😦

      • Oh… I’m very sorry about your kitties. You must be very sad… I know they were a great company to you, despite the problems and worries… Ever so sorry my friend.

      • Merci, mon ami. It’s been devastating. Wish the very few remaining would go away far from here, maybe they’ll manage to avoid the virus and stay alive. I’ll never raise any kind of pets ever again.

      • LOL. NOt really. More of an acquired taste. I’m more of a Clapton, The Who, British Rock any time, fan, amongst others. I sort of “missed” Queen at the time. But later on caught one or the other tune. Truth is: they were great musicians. Their music will stay for a long time.

      • Same here. And we probably do share some tastes. I was raised more in an Anglo-Saxon way from 10-12 onwards. The records available at the music store held by a Sick gentleman in Nairobi were all in English. (I still have the original ’67 Live Cream album and the original Double white Beatles LP…)
        Ciao, ciao

    • I was wondering about that. Casellanos is not a “normal” Spanish name. Didn’t see the T though. (Now I did) Post updated. Thanks for your attention to detail… (Do you speak some Spanish too, along with your many talents?)

      • Kinda hard to explain. Guess I was born with this “gift” – or better call it a curse – to get drawn by flaws however minor. I do understand Spanish to some extent but it’s more about the way something sounds to me. And I mean literally – most times I “pronounce” words in my mind and it’s like they were spoken out loud, then I memorize the way they “sound” together with their image/spelling. I hear or read things a few times and it accumulates; then when something sounds similar but not exactly as it’s in my “memory bank” a red flag pops out. That name didn’t “sound” right in my mind, so… 🙂

      • It’s the way your memory is wired. Edward T. Hall did some interesting experiments on the way people memorize… Everyone is different.
        And in this case it had to be CasTellanos. Felt weird, but I was in a hurry. Castel = castle = château = what in Romanian? Probably similar.

      • Very. Our own château is just a deformation of c=K into sh… Brazilians, especially in Rio tend to pronounce their Portuguese with sh instead of S.
        So in Romanian ‘e” would be a mark of plural?

      • Well, Portuguese is one language I didn’t get close to, for various reasons.

        Romanian is a difficult language in regard to its grammar, although it’s a phonetic language which makes it easily spoken.
        The e plural suffix pertains to both feminine and neutral nouns. Masculine plural nouns use i instead. However there are exceptions where feminine plural will use the i suffix instead of e.

      • I’ve seen how difficult Romanian can be. Too many influences clearly. 😉 You say ‘da’ for yes! I have noted down e for fEminine/neutral (which implies you have 3 cases) and i for masculIne. Good. Exceptions? They’re part of the fun…
        A bientôt.

      • I guess our spoken/written language today is more of a melange of words taken or adapted from various other languages, with small leftovers from the ancient original one. The dictionaries may list a lot more ancient words but they’re rarely used today, maybe more in the countryside.
        And there’s also regionalisms that can screw up one’s mind if they’re not used to them. 😀

        ‘Yes’ is ‘da’ as in Russian, but ‘No’ is ‘nu’ not ‘niet’. 😆 And then there’s ‘Maybe’ – ‘poate’ – closer to peut-être/puodarsi.

        Wouldn’t it be best if we could just communicate telepathically, send/receive pure thoughts instead of struggling to translate words that may deceive or be misinterpreted…? Oh, in that case I guess politics would dissapear as a notion. How marvellous would that be, huh!? 😉

  8. “Smile while there is still time” love that!! 😊

    Apparently each time we smile, our heart rate slows down and we feel more relaxed because of the chemical release that follows!! Maybe a smile a day ‘helps’ keep the doctor way!

  9. Wonderful street art, so full of color, of life!
    “The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live –moreover, the only one.” (Said Emil Cioran -a great philosopher and essayist, very dear to me …)
    Have a good week ahead! (ad libitum)D.

    • I need to “get” to Cioran. He is on my shopping list on the bookboxes along the Seine. This quote sounds very much like Camus.
      Now, beyond that, I personally believe that Life indeed has no meaning, but since Life is all we have… let’s make the best of it, shall we? 😉
      Thank you again my dear for your wonderful thoughts.

  10. This is fabulous, how did I miss it? I you’ve captured some beautiful wall art. It’s hard to pick a favorite but “By the sirens sweetly singing” (Tales of brave Ulysses. Cream) is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you, we will never grow tired of your awesome posts and tours around the world. Be well, stay safe dear Brian. 🌸

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