Thanks to a very dear friend of mine, who travelled to Tallinn late last year. I got these fab pics.
The area I am showing is the old industrial area. All types of artists have moved in, and the area is gentrifying. This is the main square, of that area. Notice a couple of men at a magazine stand far right, but first a couple of closer ups.
Here’s the magazine stand. There is a wonderful owl over it.
The wings of the world are below. You stand in the centre, and have your photo taken. You’ll look like an angel.
I call them “wings of the world”, because they are in many, many cities around the world. I know where there are 3 sets of wings in Toronto, and I can walk to them all.
Turn the wings corner, and find yourself in a graf writing paradise!
More street art.
Tallinn City’s population is 427,000. The city centre is a mix of fabulous old world, and modern architecture.
Below is L’opéra national “Estonia”
Thank you for checking out the street art in Tallinn with me!
“This piece was commissioned in 2011 by Converse as part of the Wall to Wall project. Sarah Yates is an illustrator focusing on topics of environmental awareness. She is well known for mixing graffiti with graphic design and taking inspiration from nature, especially from birds, which are her favourite subjects, as we can see in this large-scale mural depicting a large blue tit.”
As a thank you to Alex, I present this garage door art of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I find the piece quite humorous, indeed.
If you have ever been to the Professional Moron blog, you will see that humour reigns supreme, which makes this the most apt thank you.
Of course it’s not all fun, much of which can involve Arnie & other famous personalities. Alex does fab book reviews, movie reviews and game reviews.
Carolyn Page has sent us an Australian nature mural & a joyful study of its nature, just in time for the Vernal Equinox.
Carolyn says, ” It is above a travelator and smacks of all things Australian.”
“I’d love to highlight a few of the images such as our delightful Kookaburra; an Auzzie Icon.”
“Our beautiful Parrots, of which there are many and varied with beautiful colours; include this beauty.”
“Our Wattle Trees in bloom look glorious lining our major highways during late winter to early spring.”
“The wall art image doesn’t show their true high yellow colour, but, I was so pleased to see them highlighted as Australiana.”
“They are the little round bubble-like images below the Koala.”
“Then there’s the Banksia; a native plant so attractive in flower:”
“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.”
“Once again the wall art composition doesn’t highlight their true essence. However, the Eucalyptus Tree’s Gumnuts are, once again, iconic to Australia:”
“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.”
“(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.)”
“Next is a little Golden Bell Frog frog.”
“He too is almost hiding. You can just see him in the lower right hand corner!”
“And last, but not least, is our cuddly Koala. He really is the cutest thing!”
Perhaps these 2 hummingbirds are on love? Well I’m in love with them!
The previous São Paulo post had hummingbirds, as well. However, they are different paintings that appear to be by the same artist.
Luv, luv this bit!
Below is a piece from a globally famous street artist, Eduardo Kobra.
I adore the humor revealed in the series of photos Carolee took of this apparent King.
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!
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!”
“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.”
⭐️ 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!”
“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.”
São Paulo, Brazil is back with a look at “Staircase of Dreams”: in Portuguese, “Escadão dos Sonhos” courtesy of 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.”
“The artwork was commissioned by a local community organization, Cidade Ativa (Active City).”
“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.”
“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!
“The first time I came across it, I was lucky enough to encounter the artist painting the fox.”
“I got a photo of the artist’s dog as I walked up the staircase.”
Carolee has named this piece “Fox of Death”
“In photos taken a few days later, the “Fox of Death” is completed.”
I really enjoy the before and after shots!
“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?”
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