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!

Street Art Sao Paulo

Carolee Croft has sent us Street Art from Sao Paulo, Brazil!

Photo © Carolee Croft

I love the man and cat interacting!

Photo © Carolee Croft

Carolee says: “If you’re interested in street art, Sao Paulo is the place to be.”

Photo © Carolee Croft

“These photos were taken around the area where I live, Vila Anglo Brasileira and Pompeia, very close to Vila Madalena, which is home to Beco de Batman (Batman Alley), a place visited by throngs of tourists for its famous graffiti”

Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft

I thought I’d do an almost bookends with the 2 different hummingbirds.

Photo © Carolee Croft

I say “almost” because the frog piece is jut too, cute!

Photo © Carolee Croft

Photos taken by Carolee Croft – 2017

Sao Paulo, Brazil

⭐ THANK YOU, CAROLEE! ⭐

Carolee Croft is a Canadian writer currently living in Sao 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

Click on the pics below to see them full size

Photo © Carolee Croft
Photo © Carolee Croft

A Crustacean & Sharks in Newcastle

Today, an Australian treat from Carolyn Page of ABC of Sprit Talk

Photo © Carolyn Page

“Look at the little crustacean. He has dollar notes in his shell..!!”

Photo © Carolyn Page

“and the little fish has dollar signs painted on it…  I only discovered these when I zoomed in….  Don’t know the connection there; but think it’s worth a mention.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

This shark seems quite dapper in his elegant bow tie.

Photo © carolyn Page
Photo © Carolyn Page

His shark pal sports a fancy jacket!

Photo © Carolyn Page
Photo © Carolyn Page

⭐ Thank you, Carolyn

Pics taken by Carolyn Page – 2016

Newcastle, Australia

“Just a little background on Newcastle:”

“Newcastle is a harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales.”

Photo © Carolyn Page

Although there are no whales on these boxes, Carolyn says:

“I’ve seen the migrating whales a couples of times. They are absolutely majestic! I especially love it when a mother and babe glide effortlessly, and seemingly slowly through the water. A brilliant sight.”

From Christy, Victoria B.C.

Christy Birmingham has sent us some power boxes art, and I just adore these sunny flowers!

Photo © Christy Birmingham

What a great image!

Photo © Christy Birmingham

Nature seems to rule on Vancouver Island.

Photo © Christy Birmingham
Photo © Christy Birmingham
Photo © Christy Birmingham

Pics taken by Christy Birmingham – July, 2017

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

⭐ ⭐ THANK YOU CHRISTY! ⭐ ⭐

Click on me to buy this book of wonderful poetry!

Christy is a writer from Victoria, B. C. She hosts one of my all time fave blogs   When Women Inspire and the most inspiring Poetic Parfait  

Her upcoming book will be short stories. In the meantime, check out her poetry books!

 

From Montreal – 2016

A friend of mine shot these in Montreal last summer.

Photo © Norman Orenstein

Montreal celebrates Street Art with festivals from June – September

Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein

Thank you, Norman!

Photo © Norman Orenstein

Pics taken by Norman Orenstein – July, 2016

Montreal, Canada

THANK YOU to all of the artists!

Photo © Norman Orenstein