“La street c’est chic”

Talent. Singapore. 1917

Restore coral. Save the ocean”. Tulum (the place of the turtles). Mexico. 2019.

Florence, where statues come to life. 2014.

Pale ale. Sawadee kraap. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Bangkok. 2018.

The adventures of Isabelle (the little girl) and her aunt, Calendula the witch (to the right.) By Will, aka Willy Maltaite (1927-2000). Will was one the major artists of the Belgian school of comics. Brussels. Picture not mine, Alas, (c)ourtesy Kikipedia. Haven’t gone to Brussels in a while. Sigh.

Bogotรก. 2019. (c)ourtesy my brother-in-law, Oscar.

Paris. 2019. Just next to the Basilique of Saint-Denis.

Corinna, Corinna… where you been so long?” (Bo Carter). Mexico city c. 2018.

That ain’t Corinna. No ma’am. Singapore. 2017.

Left hanging out to dry. Montreal. 2019. (c)ourtesy Alex.

Fiat lux. This particular light plant is covered with street art. Bogotรก, Colombia. C. 2018.

“Oh Brad.” ร€ la Lichtenstein. Mรฉtro Nationale, Paris. c.2018.

“Dust we are…” Tulum, Mexico. 2020. (January. Before the crap hit the fan) (Pardon my French)

Haight Street. San Francisco 2016. You dig?

Cacomixtle on the prowl. (Try to pronounce it without sneezing.) Mexico. 2019. Painting’s just been torn down. To open a garage door!

Love bin”. Montreal. (c)ourtesy Alex. Paris sent all the padlocks they took away from the Pont des Arts to Canada. ๐Ÿคฃ

Speaking of padlocks, is that fence secure? To keep those guys in at night? Tlalpan, Mexico city. c. 2019.

The lion ate the bus. Avenida Constituyentes. Mexico. Year? Pre-virus, dude. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Curls. Kindergarten, Mexico city.

Gabriela, the Angel(a) of Freedom; ร  la Labisse. “Loos” of the world series. Bogotรก, Colombia.

Captain and crew thank you all for flying Equinoxio Airways. Stay safe. Don’t forget to click on Ray Peterson’s Corinna, Corinna below. 1960. A true voyage in Time.

94 thoughts on ““La street c’est chic”

  1. I’ll be a regular visitor this time and just say I liked most the “Oh Brad” and the lion that ate the bus. There’s also something powerful in the night gown? left hanging out to dry.
    Isabelle and Calendula have a special message: Liberte pour tous! Couldn’t agree more.
    Thank you for the tour!

  2. You still continue to impress me with your discovery of creativity!!! The turtle mural is 1 of my favorites…the color mixture of blue, greens, and pink seem to just brighten the whole city though they are calm colors! It’s sad that the Cacomixtle mural, which is another one of my favorites, got knocked down just to open a garage smh…

    • I like to keep my eyes open. Lockdown has curbed my possibilities of travel or just walking around. One can find treasures everywhere. Calm colours now? Interesting. The greens and yellows here are nowhere near “calm”. But again it may be the Sun acting on the colours.
      Yep. I was very sorry to see that mural go the other day. Such is life.

      • Yes, it’s terrible that it got knocked down especially after all the hard work the artist took to create the mural. For I agree it’s always good to keep your eyes open and stay open minded…for some reason, it seems like the Lockdown has allowed many to do that. It put us the position to appreciate life more and it freed our minds to think of creative outlets and possibilities!

      • It is the fate of street art. Maybe it adds to its power? Being ephemeral?
        Creativity is an opportunity that I see most politicians blind to… Sigh…
        Stay safe.

      • I definitely agree with you! Art is what paints this world with brushstrokes of color full of life! Thank you and you continue to stay safe as well! Best hopes always๐Ÿ‘

    • “Roy” is an hommage of course. I don’t know wether there is actually a painting of his like that. (need to explore Lichtenstein’s art)
      That nightie is weird isn’t it? It has caught the eye of many.

  3. Wait…they sent the Paris Love Locks to CANADA? Seriously? I brought my lock to Paris and it was sent all the way to Canada? OMG! Why would Canada want them? Sigh.

    The art work is wonderful. Loved the post. Such excellent art from so many places. I can’t believe they destroyed that beautiful work for a garage door. Oh well. I wish they could have saved it. Truly enjoyed all the beautiful shots. Thank you and keep them coming. ๐Ÿ™‚ Canada…wow.

  4. Some very compelling images!! Yes, I listened to “Corrina, Corrina.” Definitely a voyage back in time. The title of your post immediately put a song in my head, but I couldn’t remember what it was. Lucky for me, there’s Google and YouTube, or it would have been bugging me all evening. “Le Freak” by Chic.

  5. Iโ€™m looking for Gabriella …. the one that captures me most is the plea for coral protection, we have a similar problem with the Great Barrier Reef, it is slowly dying from pollution.

      • The one about Singapore, the nightgown one, the one at Mรฉtro Nationale, and the one at Tlalpan. All four are odd to me. I know they look tame, but the problem I have with them is why were they done. I don’t understand the point of them. I can figure out a reason for the other ones, even if my thinking is off.

      • Singapore is weird. Agree totally. Probably inspired by local myths. Tlalpan? Oh yes, the “calaveras”, the… walking skeletons. It’s a very important part of Mexican culture. Surprising at first, but I’m used to it now. The nightgown? I’ve seen other pieces form probably the same artist, there is always an eerie feeling ab out them. Now, Mรฉtro Nationale? ร€ la Lichtenstein? I love Lichtenstein. If I had 30 million bucks I’d buy a Lichtenstein. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He’s one of my favourite artists. Died a few years ago, this is a “copy” of course. His works always have an element of mystery. Like a sketch out of a comic strip.
        Take care.

    • That’s right. Thank you. It used to be the Equinox – and its tides – were very important in my life. Now, I’m a bit far from the sea so I forget. Thank you for reminding me. And by sheer coincidence my next post can be about the Equinox. Thanks for the reminder. Bon week-end Carol

  6. I love the love bin – must be a bit heavy lol….I wonder if the lion on the back of the bus has caused and road incidents after making drivers jump, especially at night (I think I’d be a bit spooked, it’s those eyes ๐Ÿ‘€).

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