January 23, 2014

In the eye of the beholder...


Street Art?  Graffiti?  Mindless vandalism?  Brick Lane in East London.



"Walk on By"
Brick Lane
East London


While SOME in the familial unit preferred to escape the rain and head indoors to peruse the multitude of vintage shops lining Brick Lane in East London (we ALL opted out of the other area of Brick Lane reknown, the mega curry houses)...








I opted to take on the raindrops and enjoy the vibrant street art scene.  From the "Seriously? I could do THAT!"...






To the "Whoa! I must have been standing in the wrong line when talents were handed out!"...



"Precarious Voyage"
Beau Stanton
(who I have since learned is kinda big of a deal, who knew?)





"Mandela"
Paul Don Smith
(yet another "big deal" in the street art community)


I happened to visit London soon after Mandela's death.  Someone decided to add their own touch to Paul Don Smith's art, in remembrance.










To one that made me literally laugh out loud..



"Royal Party Animal"


I always had a sneaking suspicion that Queen E was a saucy little minx behind palace doors.

Brick Lane.  It's all in the eye of the beholder....AND...in who's hand lies the spray can.






Here's where I'm linking up today ..."The Party's On"

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This week's song title is Idina Menzel's "Let It Go".



24 comments:

  1. These really are amazing! Such talent from a spray can. It's amazing how they can control that stuff! I love your capture of movement in the first image.

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  2. Beauty IS truly in the eye of the beholder! Great photos…all very unique in their own way! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I LOOOOOOVE this graffiti art! So amazing (and amazing pictures of it!) ...and we all know she's a saucy little minx :o)

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  4. Oh Kathy! Great photos and the art factor is astounding huh? My gosh, I loved seeing all of these. I stared and stared at them over and over. You have many talents, count them and you'll agree. lol I've been away. Please see my post today for a full reason as to my absence. I need the blog love more than ever now. ♥

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  5. Amazing!! You squeezed in SO much in your time there!

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  6. Wow! Kathy, thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I love hearing about successes and the conquering spirit that comes out when we all need it. Life is never easy but it is always much more pleasant with great people like you! ♥

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  7. Ohhh the faux fur would have had me delving into my pocket and parting with money i think

    Mollyxxx

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  8. LOL, she made me laugh too! Great pics Kathy.

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  9. Wow! What an amazing place! The artistry is just wonderful and the place looks like one I could take photos of all day long!

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  10. Wow - so interesting! So much expression. Nice to see that some of it is not painted over/vandalized, but really left to be enjoyed.

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  11. What an amazing experience to have seen all that! Great photos!

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  12. Wonderful photos! You've given a great sense of the street art. I'd love to see it in person.

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  14. It's without any exaggeration that I can honestly say that when I'm in street and building surroundings, I think of you. You are so adept at taking - and excuse me not saying this right - but both a snapshot but a holistic,wide shot at the same time. I'm amazed every time. Thank you, Renee.

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  15. love the colors and the vibe!!

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  16. Wow - some of that is museum worthy. I've often felt some graffiti clearly didn't happen in the dark of the night with a look-out standing post. Love the Queen - she is saucy isn't she.

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  17. LOL at that last one too! I love street art, especially on train cars but they are never standing still long enough!

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  18. What a really fun set of photos!! So enjoyed them!

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  19. Your photos are amazing with all the colors and placements! Love them to bits. Followed your blog. You have tons of amazing stuff.

    Keik
    The Loquacious Square

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  20. Loving the graffiti art! This is post is right up my alley. Great pics...the colors are amazing. #artlover

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  21. You have colorful streets to walk down. Nice photos.

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  22. FUN and impressive graffiti artwork. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Hope to see you sharing again this week. Big Hugs

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  23. Yeah, I missed the talent boat too!

    Some of that really is amazing.

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