Always read the eye on the wall.
“Murder on the dance floor.”
The beetle’s eyes.
Toxic eyes. (Michelada is beer with lemon juice)
Eyes of the “barberess”.
The Prince’s eyes. (No idea, really. Making it up as I go)
Remember my eyes when all else is gone.
“Soldier ask not.” (Dorsaï, Gordon R.Dickson)
Eyes under the green.
“Dos escarabajos de cristal negro.” Two beetles of black cristal. The eyes of Platero, a donkey of Andalusia. A classic of Spanish literature by Juan Ramón Jimenez. 1914. (Though that’s probably a mule, right?)
Keep your eyes open…
All pictures taken in Cuernavaca, Mexico, December-January. Stay safe.
204 thoughts on “Street eyes”
God, these are beautiful. Such a celebration of beauty in genuine organic diversity as we would never see in our own culture ~ slightly less airbrushed fashion models or not…
Nice ain’t it? Street art is the most accomplished form of modern art today. (And I just been to MOMA and the Met).
All well my friend?
We agree on that evaluation.
For an account of my current circumstances go to the search bar on this new site and ask for “Email to a Friend.”
Developments since its writing have been encouraging but not definitively so ~ harassment has been dialed down to a symbolic daily minimum and hacking attempts have been a daily occurrence, but this town’s welcome for me is also very real.
I’ve had enough peace of mind to enter that desirable state of cheerful gratitude and pretty much stay in it, for which I have to thank a truly unusual community. I’m used to feeling first among equals (except for all the ways I pay for it by being chronically stoopit) ~ here, I feel that I am an equal among firsts.
Though hatred makes it clear daily that it is waiting at my doorstep and watching my every move, I am smiling in the sunshine of inner peace. Good people here.
Equal among firsts? That’s an nice choice of words. Sorry you seem to have hassling still going on… I’ll try your link. Au revoir.
Au revoir, mon ami
Couldn’t find your search bar… Darn
Yeah, I couldn’t either, come to think of it ~ thanks for reminding me… Let me see if anything can be done about that & get back to you 🙄
It seems you have found it. Since I saw a bit of comment on my phone. Going up the comments.
Well, couldn’t find a way in the “customizer,” and free sites can’t access the help desk, so I put the question out to the public forum. Hopefully someone will get back to me on it. In the meantime, let me see whether I can get you a link to the post itself… Hold de phewn…
I can see the next comment with a link… Hopping right there. On mah way.
Consider it an etheric treasure hunt, without any actual treasure at its end… 🤔
Etheric? You the poet forced me to look for the meaning of an English word? (Don’t happen none too often) Well done Poet.
Ya-ha-haaaaaaar… I am MI-ghty! 🥴
Bless mah soul.
(I’m such an arrogant Frog, right? 😉
Me, I could make use of a little more than I have (I think ~ we ourselves are the last to know, right?) Send any extra this way!
Here you go, my friend: https://troubadorofversepoetry.wordpress.com/2022/01/10/email-to-a-friend/
Wonderful. Loved all of them. A real treat.
I enjoyed the eye-themed street art exhibit. I’m particularly intrigued by “Murder on the Dance Floor.”
I thought I might try something different. I sometimes feel I’m repeating myself… 👀
The song title is an Australian song a few years back which I’m sure you heard then. The dance is a typical Dance of the North. Long skirts swirling. One of the movements is a sort of “hidden kiss” behind the man’s large “sombrero”. To maintain manners while dancing and kissing in public… (left and right)
I don’t think I’ve heard a song called “Street Eyes.” (But, then, I’ve forgotten a lot of songs.) Thank you for the additional information about the dancing mural. I’ve been very taken by dancing lately. Must be the freedom of it.
Oh. The song. The song is “murder on the dance floor”.
Oh!! I just watched the video. I hadn’t heard the song before–although the vibe was familiar.
It was a good song. Wonder what happened to the artist.
I’ve been having la ot of that type of wondering lately.
LOL. Probably the time that has passed. And the fact that many great artists, those who fashioned our childhood and youth were from the 40’s… “Times they are a’changin’ “.
All well Liz? Not hit too badly by the storm?
I’ll refrain from making an LOL (Little Old Lady) comment about the changing times. 😉
All is well here. They only people who had trouble were the ones who drove too fast on black ice.
LOL. (Laughing Out Loud) in French MDR (Mort De Rire) (Dying laughing) Didn’t know the other LOL. Me? I’m just a LOM.
Black ice ain’t good. I went to College in Lyon near the Alps. Some winter mornings I had to spray something in the ventilator exhaust under the hood to be able to start. Those days one drove in second gear no more.
For the longest time, LOL immediately signaled Little Old Lady to me. 🙂 When we lived in northern NH in the 1960s, my dad had an engine heater that he had to plug in at night in sub-zero temps. At least in the southern part of the state, we don’t have to do that!
Engine heater? I’m not surprised. Adventurous times… 😉
That’s one way to put it. My dad conducted three church services every Sunday at that time: one in Vermont, one in New Hampshire, and one in Quebec.
Every Sunday? Is Québec that close? Even in winter? So much driving.
Yep. I think East Hereford, Quebec was about 20 miles north of where we lived in Colebrook, NH. He put a lot of miles on that Falcon station wagon!
A lotta miles indeed. Did your father speak French? Gauffreau is a French name. We mentioned that before.
Both sides of his family emigrated from France, but his mother’s family much later than his father’s. His mother was the last generation to grow up speaking French. My dad took French lessons from a French-Canadian nun named Sister Mary Edward.
That would be your grandmother. The one who spoke French. (Not Sister Mary-Edward). Did you ever have the curiosity to learn French?
Yes, my grandmother. I took three years of French in high school. On the first day of class in fourth year French, I discovered that I would actually have to work at it, so I dropped the class.
LOL. French can be tricky. Grammar and irregular verbs…
Thinking of your father’s family they must have been French Protestants I guess.
That’s correct. They were.
I thought they would be. Huguenots exiled because of Louis XIV’s anti-protestant laws… Wars of religion are terrible. Do you know which region they were from?
Just looked her up. I thought she was Aws-tray-lian but she’s actually British. “Dahnce floor”
Yes, the “dahnce floor” was quite pronounced! (No pun intended.)
My accent is very close. I say “dahnce” not “Daince”. “Frahnce” not “Fraince”. French is my mother tongue, (British) English is my father tongue. His mother, my grandmother, was English.
I find regional accents fascinating. my brothers-in-law still have the old-timey northwestern Vermont accent (Oy for I and Ceeoo for Cow). Most of the kids I went to school with had it as well. It’s fast disappearing now.
Fascinating indeed. I think I never heard that Vermont accent. Remember I went to Grad school in Alabamer and couldn’t understand a word for a few weeks. Lawdy Lawdy. Bless mah soul.
Ceeoo? Not coo?
Here you go, the real deal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z96UyvUXOG0
“Jennie’s firm”? 😉 “Surrup”? I coulda used some subtitles… Thanks for the video Liz.
Hi Liz. Just remembered: have you been hit by the storm? Not too much snow I hope…
We got sleet with this last storm, no damage.
I’d already asked. Sleet can be a bore…
Indeed it can! It’s February Doldrums time for us with the weather, of which sleet plays a big part.
But then after February comes March. Yeah!
Mud season, hurray! (There’s maple syrup involved.)
Not sure the syrup compensates the mud. I have bad memories of mud in east Africa in a National Park during the rainy season…
I expect African mud is worse than what we get here during mud season.
Less road maintenance there. Plus there are lions nearby… True. After hours of playing “stuck in the mud” to get the car across a 500 yard stretch, we came across a lioness. Maybe she watched us all the time, while we pushed the cars, walked a short stretch, got back in and then out again… 🦁
No lions here, just the occasional bobcat, and they stick to the woods.
Bobcats? How lovely. (Not if you have chickens I guess). Do you see any from time to time?
No, they’re pretty elusive, and my husband and I have stopped going into the woods across from our house because too many people are shooting off guns over there now.
Hunters? You are right. Too risky.
Fascinating. I love all the art, and “Murder on the dance floor” is my favourite caption.
LOL. I was running out of eye captions…
De l’art est là ! De l’art qui s’expose à tous, sans musées, pas toujours sans clients. Le regard que je préfère est celui de la femme, bien déchiré, et qui continue à être présent. Bel enseignement.
Merci pour cette ballade (2 “l”) artistique et vivante, Brieuc, et une belle journée à toi.
Avec grand plaisir Gilles. (Avec deux L).
Même préférence. Les yeux (pas d’Elsa) sont encore là… Et je suis bien d’accord sur la “disponibilité” du street art. Toujours une belle surprise. A+
MAgnique serie ! Comment ca va? ths au Mexique ou a NYC?..
Salut ma grande. Je pensais justement à toi l’autre jour… Comment ça va? Les ajustements se font petit à petit?
Tjrs au mexique. NYC n’a duré q’une petite semaine hélas… Je vais commencer à voir si on peut aller à Paris cet été.
Biz et A +
(je ne sais pas si “cebu” va marcher, sinon j’essaierai un autre lien…)
Ben non… Il faut que tu arranges ton Gravatar. Et là je suis allé sur le site de Hanoï… Peux-tu m’envoyer ton nouveau link? 🙏🏻
https://frenchtouchinhanoi.wordpress.com/ toujours le meme! ca ne fonctionne pas ?
Les enfants se posent finalement, le mari bosse en Suisse et je continue a appliquer la technique que tu m’as offerte aupres de la population locale que j observe tel un explorateur en terra incognita. C est fou que cepays ou tu vas globalement bien se retrouve avec 3 candidates d extreme droite, mais bon, j observe ..
Paris cet ete me semble une tres bonne idee ! les parisiens seront en vacances et si on y est en meme temps ce sera une chouette occasion de voir en 3 D 🙂
Porte toi bien et tout de bon a toute l equipe !
Observons, observons. Mais cette non-campagne est navrante. Enfin. Mais alors ton mari bosse en Suisse et revient le week.end, ou bien vous avez tous bougés là-bas?
Je vais essayer ton addresse. Biz.
Lui bosse a Zug la semaine et rentre le WE, Apres les 3 mois de la periode d essai il devrait pouvoir bosser le vendredi de la maison. On commence juste a se sentir atterri en France, je ne pouvais meme pas entrevoir une autre expatriation maintenant qui plus est en territoire suisse allemand ou les enfants auraient du apprendre l allemand vite fait (plus ou moins) bien fait.
Un stress a la fois 😉 XXX
Un stress à la fois en effet. Le job à Zug est une bonne nouvelle. TGV ou avion pour les allers-retours?
Train ! la semaine en Suisse, le WE a Fontainebleau, le secret des couples qui durent on va dire 😉
Ça présente l’avantage de laisser moins de jours pour s’engueuler… Je rigole, bien sûr. C’est peut-être pour les enfants que c’est un peu plus dur, surtout avec tout ce qu’ils doivent absorber en ce moment. Mais, ça fait partie de la vie. On prend quelques coups et puis on apprend à esquiver… Un wee-end en Suisse peut-être aussi à envisager. “Regarde! C’est là que papa travaille…”
Biz et A`+
oui tu as raison sur toute la ligne ! on attend les passeports des enfants (prevoir 4 mois !) et hop, on va diner avec Federer (ou presque)
C est pas le nirvana comme situation mais on se focalise sur la recherche de notre nid douillet pour se donner une direction pour ces prochaines semaines .. a suivre xxx
4 mois pour les passeports? La France n’a plus aucun sens du temps… navrant. (Sans parler des prochaines élections. Délirantes…)
4 mois… Tu les a demandés quant? il y a plusieurs mois j’espère?
Un nid douillet est toujours un bon projet…
Et ton adresse est toujours “…cebu.” je vais essayer d’aller sur ton blog par un autre chemin.
Vu ton blog. Ça va prendre du temps mais vous y arriverez. C’est une bonne idée d’associer ta fille, et ton fils à tes recherches…
Biz à tous.
Merci pour tes encouragements qui font toujours chaud au coeur 🙂 Mon mari vient de decrocher un boulot en Suisse, il va falloir que je me retrousse encore unpeu plus les manches mais a la fin de l annee je serai une maitre Zen (au moins!) X
Pas de quoi. Je sais exactement par quoi tu passes. La Suisse c’est bien… Om…
That is a lot of amazing streetart! Thanks for sharing!
Bitte schön… All well?
Yes, thank you … and you and your family?
Fine thank you. Will do a small get together this weekend with one of the daughters (plus Hubby) and the grandkids.
That sounds nice!
That was lost again somewhere. it was nice. All well, “Brigitte”?
It happens sometimes. We are fine, no Corona yet … 😉
“Remember my eyes when all else is gone.” Calls to mind the an NFT sold by Melania Trump, which is a painting of her eyes.
She is a handsome woman, but with what soul?
With no soul at all. Besides, what First Lady has ever done such a thing?
Shaking my head… 🙄
I can’t stand her.
Neither can I.
They are all so colourful.
The last mural reminds me of The Day of The Dead… Fantastic artistry!
I do believe you did a great job naming each one… 😉 😉
Glad you liked the selection. Last one is indeed based on the Day of the Dead.
Thank you for the captions. I have fun finding them… Take care CArolyn.
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Such a well found collection
Thank you Derrick. I’d been wanting to explore that area off the main road for a while. I was almost sure there would be some interesting stuff.
Wow, fantastic artwork of eyes! This is really an eye opener, Brian.🤣🤣
Dag Sis. Happy new year of the tiger…
(Eye opener? That was a good one!)
Thanks Brian. Nice tot see all your eye art and to visit your blog, my dear friend!
Alcuni sono davvero stupeefacenti.
Certo. C’est chaque fois une découverte… (Parla Francese un po? Mi Italiano peca de rudimentario…)
No niente francese.
Niente? Va bene. Provaremo con mi Italiano poverino. 😉
Posso provare con il traduttore…
Il traduttore fa meraviglie… (Ma traduttore traditore…)
Tranquillo sono io che userò il traduttore ❤
LOL. Anche io una che otra volta… Buona notte.
I’d been wanting to walk down those streets for a while. I thought I might find treasures…
Such expressive art, I do like Zapatista eyes, or is it Covid mask these days. Lemon or lime is a welcome addition to my beer on really hots days, someone gave me a couple of wheat beers with raspberry, ugh!
That was lost again. Thanks to WP. Yes the art is very expressive. Do you have a lot of street art Down Under? A twist of lemon in the beer makes it fresh. rasberry? Yuk. Marketing strikes again. next thing you know, they’ll put chocolate… Cheers “Mate”
Ah, good old WP! We only have a little street art, it is growing, but such a conservative society (like – don’t spoil the building – really! It’s concrete)
LOL. You guys sound French. Don’t spoil the concrete wall. Do you have a permit? Sorry Sir, this is expired. And there is a fine of 100$ per spray can…
Exactly the same here, O dear. Here they cannot distinguish between art and the common issue of tagging. I love street art and graffiti it livens up the community and expresses so much.
True. I must confess I confused both until some years ago when another blogger posted on street art . Opened my eyes. I have some street art in my next post. But not just that. Cheers.
Conservative? How interesting. From a distance one would think of a liberal, laid back society. Maybe because of the association with California. Sun, sea, and… surf…
Here money talks and anything that disturbs investment is a no, no. Labor abandoned leftist policies in the late eighties in favour of centrist and rightist lite policies to gain favour. It is liberal lite, and laid back right. We tend to believe our own BS. 🙂
Ain’t that a common trait of the human species to believe our own BS? I believe it is called Cognitive dissonance… (A brilliant research)
These are so beautiful and they seem somewhat natural, not just ‘hip’. Very nice colors! Greetings from grey Berlin
Very natural. Local cultural themes. I love street art.
Greetings form here. Sending some ☀️
Oh thank you, much needed!
I like the ”when all else is gone” eyes. Was it painted like that or partly erased?
Agree. It might be one of the most powerful. It was a paper strip. The lower half was torn out. All well Lumi?
All ok, thanks for asking, and you?
Ça va merci. Waiting for the end of the Covid madness. I might be waiting a long time…
Tous ces yeux qui nous parlent : J’aime beaucoup !
Bonne journée Brieuc
Joliment dit Mélie: les yeux nous parlent…
Bonne fin de soirée.
These are amazing. The green Beetle looks like he is walking out of the picture. How do they do that. Amazing. Thank you. 🤗❤️
Those street artists are very good painters. Many or most of them. Almost “hyper-realists”.
I really enjoyed your post. They amaze me. Great post. 🤗
Oh, the streets do have eyes. More than you know. 😉
Nice touch with the reversed LOVE in REVOLUCIÓN. 🙂
You always have a good “Eye” my friend. I’d seen that but nobody has mentioned it so far… 👍🏻
Trying to mean something, not just “hi, nice post, bye”. 😉
But I do realize some may have too little spare time to delve deep into these things, while others may just not consider some things worth mentioning explicitly.
One does their best and keep hoping. 🙂
Enjoy a fine and sane new week, cher ami!
I always appreciate your comments, though we may disagree at times. 😉
And to each his/her own (comments) All are appreciated…
You too caro amico.
Street art and artists always amaze me! My favourite is the first one, the lion’s eyes, though they are all wonderful!
HI Jill. Good to “see you”. The lion is great. A combination Narnia and Golgotha. Creative.
How have you been? One step at a time?
I’ve been okay! I was to have had an appointment with the cardiologist on Thursday, but had to cancel due to the ice & snow storms we got. Still, I’m hanging in and trying to do as much as I can in a day! Yep, one step at a time seems to be the only way.
Oh yeah the storm was quite strong wasn’t it? We even feel some of the cold sweeping down here. A few degrees less. When is your next appointment due?
Yes, the worst was the ice that is still lingering on the sidewalks despite two days of above-freezing temps and a whole box of salt being poured onto our tiny piece of sidewalk! I haven’t re-scheduled yet, but it will probably be a couple of weeks because Covid seems to have slowed everything down in the medical arena here!
Yeah, February can do that. Temp goes up a bit. Snow turns to sleet. Then bang, freezes again.
Wow simply eye catching images!
Shukriya. I am lucky to live in a place where there is lots of street art, a favourite topic of mine.
then you should visit delhi to see some
I should go to India period. My family lived in India for two centuries. I was one of the last to be born there. After the Partition, on the Pakistan side.
Some serious street art ~ you come up with this continuous stream of creativity and in essence a stream of excitement of these artists. The quality of talent and minds never ceases to amaze me. Loved them all, but I think the one you entitled “Remember my eyes when all else is gone” is brilliant, your words making it even more so.
I’m lucky to stumble across great art. In the most remote places… Street art is a flicker of hope in todays “drab” world. Art is always hope and it is getting re-born (after the XXth century’s deconstruction).
Those eyes did call my attention. The words came “easily”.
Take care my friend.
What a fantastic selection – and great idea for a theme! The eyes have it, indeed.
Et l’oeil était dans la tombe et regardait Caïn… Victor Hugo, La légende des siècles. (Je l’ai eu au Bac de Français. Ça m’a marqué…)
Ton épaule va mieux?
Super. You are a smart cookie.
L’épaule ça va… la tête, not so much. Suis allée voir le médecin aujourd’hui. J’ai un mal de tête off et on depuis cinq jours. On surveille. Si j’ai des étourdissements, etc. j’ai une prescription pour un scan.
Il faut faire attention avec la tête. On se cogne, on sent rien et les douleurs commencent après qq temps. Tu as déjà rendez-vous pour le scan? Like… Demain? Faut pas traîner. (Étourdissements en plus… Tssss.)
Oui, je le sais. Non. J’ai vu le médecin aujourd’hui. Je n’ai pas d’étourdissements, ni de misère avec la lumière, ni d’autres symptômes que les légers maux de tête. So, je vais attendre…
Etonnantes peintures de rue !
Merci. Le “street art” est toujours marqué culturellement. Pas du tout pareil à Paris qu’à Mexico.
Loved all the street art but Beetle’s eye is my favourite!
Thanks for sharing…
My pleasure. That particular beetle was eye catching.
Wow! What an incredible spread. Your access to spectacular murals seems limitless. I’m so glad you take time to share them.
Glad you liked it. There are a lot of “empty spaces and walls” here. And not so many laws, so street art grows freely. Happy to share.
PS. Blogging is about sharing isn’t it?
Very talented and impressive..👌👌
Thank you. Street art is the art of the 21st century. Blooming everywhere.
The eyes have it, Brian!!
Thank you Astrid. All well?
As well as could be, Brian. Thanks.
Just tried to go to your blog. Wouldn’t open. Weird.
Indeed. Can you try again?
On my way. (Happened to a coupla other blogs…)
Phew! Glad the error was sorted
Grazie mille. 🌹
Fabulous post, the eyes have it. 🦋🌷
Thank you Coeur de Feu. Glad you liked the eyes. (You do have lovely eyes too)
That’s a lovely compliment. Thank you. 😘
Well deserved. 💕
what a great theme for this street art post – enjoyed the variety and bit of commentary (as usual)
the eyes under the green were captivating – the prince’s eyes were also – ha – and it did seem to be a mule in that other mural .
I wonder how many different photo shoots led to this post compilation?
We do agree. Particularly on the mule. LOL
How many shoots? Er… no more that two actually. All was concentrated in the same neighbourhood. Just went twice walking in circles and on slightly different streets the second time. The third time was selecting and editing. 😉
Nice to see you around. All well?
Thanks for sharing about the data collection! You have access to such cool art!
Things are actually really nice A after a busy busy January – this February has had some pleasant and refreshing days
Mexico has a lot of street art, particularly in “popular”, low income neighbourhoods. Sometimes people don’t even have enough money to paint their house outside, so if someone comes along with street art, fine. Or, some give a bit of money to artists to paint their wall or their garage. I’ve seen that a lot in that area.
Refreshing is always good. I see the Japanese cherry tree in front of my window is starting to bloom. Spring is back…
And wanted to ask you if you were interested in doing an interview on my blog?
I will send you a dozen questions and you reply as you see fit – and then share a few images and contact links (very informal) and I am trying to do one each month and would love to feature you the first week of March ?
If you can’t do it now – maybe we can do it for December (I have most of the other months scheduled)
So what say you amigo?
Si or no?
Sure. Glad to oblige. Though I’m always running for time. (And I’m not sure how interesting it would be to your readers…)
How does it work? You have a standard format? How long?
You can find my mail on my Gravatar…
I already replied but wanted to quickly note that iw ill email you the questions and then you answer as little or as much as you want – and you can also add in some extras – then I move things around and create a post
and I think my readers will appreciate the street art and your memoir series – and many of them already know you – so it will be a lot of fun – and it is not about popularity and numbers anyhow – it is about connecting – right
Totally agree. Connecting is the correct spelling for blogging.
I will email you very soon – 🙂
First week of March is next week! OMG. I think December would be wiser. But do send me your questionnaire so I can work on it.
Okay – and no worries -I know it was short notice so I was just taking a chance. It would be cutting it way too close.
But glad you are still interested and I will send the questions and then you can take your time getting back with me – and these are informal interview that I am trying to do monthly – I will email you shortly – ttys
Great. Looking forward to it… have a nice week my dear.
Equinoxio, thank you for thewonderful photos! I really like creative street art. Graffiti can be artistic eye-catchers, like the ones you show here. There are now sprayers who are real artists and some graffiti have become known all over the world.
I especially like the third artwork, “The beetle’s eyes.”
Equinoxio, have a nice day! 🌞 🌸🌸… Rosie from Germany
Street artists are the rebirth of art. Some are really, really very good. I’ve seen a couple of great works in New York in November. There’s a young woman whose name I forget, did a masterpiece in Hudson Yards. With spray cans… Just like that.