Maritime Murals

Kelly from Maritime Mac did an article on Sussex, New Brunswick.

Photo © Kelly MacKay

Turns out it’s the Mural Capital of Atlantic Canada.

Photo © Kelly MacKay

It’s so great that she discovered these largely historical murals.

Photo © Kelly MacKay

Click on the pic below & see the entire post on Sussex.

Photo © Kelly MacKay

Kelly’s blog is filled with wonderful pics & insights about Canada’s Maritime provinces.

If you’ve ever considered visiting Canada’s Atlantic provinces, you should browse  her blog.

Photo © Kelly MacKay

You will also find a very interesting trip to Africa that she reports on.

Photo © Kelly MacKay

Check out the carousel of mural pics to discover the name of artists, and/or historical relevance.

Photo © Kelly MacKay

⭐️ Thank You Kelly! ⭐️

Sussex New Brunswick- Don’t Just Pass Through

 

 

From Mexico City!

A friend sent me some graffiti pics from Mexico City!

Photo © Michael Sangregorio
Photo © Michael Sangregori
Photo © Michael Sangregorio
Photo © Michael Sangregorio
Photo © Michael Sangregorio

⭐️ THANK YOU MICHAEL ⭐️

Pics taken March, 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

Artists are unknown at this time.

Michael does not have a WP blog, but he and Fabio have a restaurant in Toronto. It’s called Local Kitchen and Wine Bar. Click on the logo and check it out. You’ll want to eat there!

Mall Mural – Green Hills, Australia

Carolyn Page has sent us an Australian nature mural & a joyful study of its nature, just in time for the Vernal Equinox.

Photo © Carolyn Page

Carolyn says, ” It is above a travelator and smacks of all things Australian.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

“I’d love to highlight a few of the images such as our delightful Kookaburra; an Auzzie Icon.”

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Photo © Carolyn Page

“Our beautiful Parrots, of which there are many and varied with beautiful colours; include this beauty.”

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“Our Wattle Trees in bloom look glorious lining our major highways during late winter to early spring.”

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“The wall art image doesn’t show their true high yellow colour, but, I was so pleased to see them highlighted as Australiana.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

“They are the little round bubble-like images below the Koala.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

“Then there’s the Banksia; a native plant so attractive in flower:”

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“Australia just isn’t Oz without the Eucalyptus Tree’s Gumnuts acclaimed within author, Illustrator and cartoonist, Mae Gibbs’ children books, including ‘Meet Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’, her lovable bush characters.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

“Once again the wall art composition doesn’t highlight their true essence. However, the Eucalyptus Tree’s Gumnuts are, once again, iconic to Australia:”

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“This little fellow is hard to see in the wall art, however, he is there hiding as usual. The Australian Possum is a nocturnal creature, though; he can be heard (if not seen) during the day scampering amongst the trees.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

“(Not to be confused with the Opossum, the Possum lives in trees and keeps very much to himself. He can be ‘tamed’ to a degree with enticing titbits to eat.)”

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“Next is a little Golden Bell Frog frog.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

“He too is almost hiding. You can just see him in the lower right hand corner!”

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Photo © Carolyn Page

“And last, but not least, is our cuddly Koala. He really is the cutest thing!”

Photo: RickyD @ Shutterstock.com

⭐️  Thank you Carolyn! ⭐️

Visit Carolyn’s blog  ABC of Spirit Talk and discover more about her!

Check out ABC’s sidebar for Animal Reflections.

“Here is an impression of our ‘future’ Mall Indoor/Outdoor Garden Restaurant Area. I’m so impressed… :)It seems Green Hill will be double celebrating the arrival of spring this year!”

São Paulo, from Carolee

Perhaps these 2 hummingbirds are on love? Well I’m in love with them!

Photo @ Carolee Croft

The previous São Paulo post had hummingbirds, as well. However, they are different paintings that appear to be by the same artist.

Photo © Carolee Croft

Luv, luv this bit!

Photo © Carolee Croft

Below is a piece from a globally famous street artist, Eduardo Kobra.

Artist: Kobra – Photo © Carolee Croft

I adore the humor revealed in the series of photos Carolee took of this apparent King.

Artist: Paulo Ito – Photo © Carolee Croft

Brazilian artist Paulo Ito s very political with his work. A mural he did of a starving child eating a soccer ball during the The World Cup went viral. Click on the pic below to read a news article on it!

Artist: Paulo Ito – Photo © Carolee Croft

Carolee says: “Also, in the picture of the mouse and the emperor, it’s kind of hard to see in the photo but the threads in the emperor’s coat are actually real!”

Artist: Paulo Ito – Photo © Carolee Croft
Artist: Paulo Ito – Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft
Artist: @spiders_bigbig_spiders – Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft

“I often walked down this alley when I lived in Sao Paulo. It fostered art installations, capoeira performances, concerts, children playing, people walking their dogs.”

Photo © Carolee Croft

⭐️ THANK YOU CAROLEE ⭐️

Carolee Croft is a Canadian writer who had been living in São Paulo, Brazil. She has now returned to Edmonton, Canada. She has just released a new novel Ariella’s Rebellion.

Carolee writes novels that are in her own words “I hope not too naughty for your audience”. I find that a tad endearing coming from an admitted fan of Spongebob. You can find her books on  Carolee’s Books on Amazon

“The purple-haired sailor was always visible from my window. I will miss her and Brazil!”

Blow up the next 2 pics and see the purple haired sailor better!

“The 3D art is from an alley that’s located at the site of an underground river, Agua Preto, and hosts a community of artists and an environmental group that would like to see the river resurfaced.”

Staircase of Dreams – São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil is back with a look at “Staircase of Dreams”: in Portuguese, “Escadão dos Sonhos” courtesy of  Carolee Croft! “

Photo © Carolee Croft

“Staircase of Dreams” the title given to the project by the community organization, is described by Carolee.

” This staircase is located in the Pompeia neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil.”

Photo © Carolee Croft

“The artwork was commissioned by a local community organization, Cidade Ativa (Active City).”

Photo © Carolee Croft
“Previously, there had been concrete walls around each platform. These structures had enabled a lot of drug deals in the area due to the tall walls that could hide dealers from view.”
Photo © Carolee Croft

“Now, the metal railings allow this beautiful art to be seen instead. There are some pictures and videos of what it used to look like and how the project was done (it looks like they had a lot of fun) at this site: STAIRCASE OF DREAMS”

More of the Staircase!

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“The first time I came across it, I was lucky enough to encounter the artist painting the fox.”
Photo © Carolee Croft
 “I got a photo of the artist’s dog as I walked up the staircase.”
Photo © Carolee Croft
Carolee has named this piece “Fox of Death” 
Photo © Carolee Croft

 “In photos taken a few days later, the “Fox of Death” is completed.”

Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft

I really enjoy the before and after shots!

Photo © Carolee Croft
“It’s a very mysterious painting, and unfortunately my Portuguese wasn’t good enough yet to ask the artist about what it means. Any ideas?”
Photo © Carolee Croft
Pics taken by Carolee Croft – August 7 & 18. 2017
São Paulo, Brazil

⭐ THANK YOU, CAROLEE! ⭐

Carolee Croft is a Canadian writer currently living in São Paulo, Brazil. She writes novels that are in her own words “I hope not too naughty for your audience”. I find that a tad endearing coming from an admitted fan of Spongebob. You can find her books on  Carolee’s Books on Amazon

From Inese M Photography – Check Out The Fabulous Street Art From The Waterford Walls Festival – 2 Part Post

Ineses says: “2017 is the third year of Waterford Walls festival. They say there are 40 artists working in the streets, some names are already familiar from the previous years. This year’s festival hosts artists from five continents – Australia, both Americas, Africa and Europe.”

VIA: Inese M Photography – Making Memories : Part One – Click link below

Waterford Walls 2017

VIA: Inese M Photography – Making Memories : Part Two – Click link below

Waterford Walls 2017 – some more

The “Waterford Walls” are the “cat’s meow”

All photos are © Inese Photo

Comments are on, on GLaM , but they are also on at Inese’s blog, so go for the full tour!