Urban Art

Six word Saturday

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What made you happy this week?

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I was very slow to warm to street art, but an hour or two last year in the Algarve’s graffiti capital, Olhao, finally convinced me.  It can transform the ugly and unloved.  If you haven’t seen any of Dario Silva’s work, you might like to follow the link to Olhão.

Kazimierz, in Kraków, is another of those ‘grungy’ areas where imagination has been allowed to roam.  Who wouldn’t be happy ‘Singing in the rain’?

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This little lady gazed artfully at me from a shop doorway in Faro.  Using her womanly wiles to sell.  I resisted, but she caught my attention.

Paula’s theme of Urban Art in Thursday’s Special gave me the opportunity to post something that made me very happy.  In Drama in the Streets I was drawn to the striking lady figure, who seemed to recall a painting in my memory.  Try as I might, I haven’t been able to find her in the art world. If anyone has any ideas, I’d be grateful?  But more importantly, have a happy weekend!

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Drama on the streets

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I”m so pleased to see that the subject of this week’s Thursday’s Special is Urban Art.  Wandering through the back streets of Faro a few weeks ago, I came upon this down-at-heel, ramshackle building.  It stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been wanting to share it ever since.

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It’s a total jewel, transforming the corner of a drab street.  I hope Paula likes it.  I love a bit of drama.  Don’t you?