Here’s another example of street art in Reykjavic. This captivating seal is located in a part of the city known for graffiti. To me it looked like the local graffiti artists respected this work and (for the most part) refrained from covering it with spray-painted scrawlings; as you can see, they stop right at the border of the seal image. And as you can see from the images below, these street artists are a prolific bunch… In your opinion, is […]
Fish are everywhere in Iceland: on the coins, in the news, in the history books (look up the Cod Wars), and on the menu. So of course it makes sense that artists would incorporate fish into their works…in this case, a fabulous mural on the side of a building in Reykjavic (and my new computer desktop image). Do you like it?
And here’s another post for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns. During my trip to Iceland, I had a blast playing with my camera inside HARPA, Reykjavic’s magnificent concert hall.
While attending an event in the Fort Worth Convention Center last week, I snapped a pic of this giant star, covered in hundreds of cowboy hats, that hangs over the main lobby. I’m not really a fan of Texas culture, but I think it’s a clever (and weird!) way to combine two iconic symbols of the Lone Star State. Of course, there’s a story behind it. I’m dedicating tomorrow to catching up on all of your blogs and seeing what […]
Glad to see that Jake is back with new Sunday Posts. In case you don’t know the drill, talented graphic artist Jake provides us with a theme, and bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday. Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Window; unfortunately Jake’s site is no longer active, so I can’t link to other interpretations. This side street in Dublin’s trendy Temple Bar neighborhood offers an array of delightful windows, including the images of stars lining the Wall […]
The revitalized Media Harbor area of Dusseldorf is a delightful tourist destination, offering the Roggendorf Haus, Gehry Buildings, and the opportunity to ride the elevator to the top of the Rheinturm for a panoramic view of the city. Dusseldorf has even more to offer, though. Travel to the outskirts of the city (an easy trip on the S-Bahn or U-Bahn trains) to see another can’t-miss attraction, Schloss Benrath (Benrath Palace). The palace, which was built during the mid-1700s, is a […]
Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? issued a new travel theme challenge: Art. I’m recycling an image I posted in the early days of my blog. I came across Da Tung & Xi’an Bao Bao while wandering around Portland on a rainy, chilly December day. According to the Portland Parks & Recreation website: The young elephant standing peacefully on his father’s back symbolizes safe and prosperous offspring. The elaborate surface decoration features cloud-shaped curves and birds and animals from ancient Chinese […]
This week’s WordPress photo challenge: Have you snapped a picture of something you’ve created, or something someone else has created? Share a picture that means CREATE to you! I was recently in Atlanta attending a reception in the atrium of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Management when I looked up and saw this: Wow! Is that a Chihuly? It is indeed, and I think it exemplifies the spirit of “create.” You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this […]
While waiting for my flight at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee last week, I walked my usual multiple laps around the terminal to get my circulation going. I find most (not all) U.S. airports boring, usually offering nothing more exciting than tacky local souvenirs and mini-versions of every chain restaurant you can possibly imagine. But on my first lap of Terminal D at General Mitchell, I saw this clay art on the wall: And I stopped to take some […]
A fun activity to pursue in Utah is finding pictographs and petroglyphs. We found this wall of pictographs in a box canyon and thought some of the figures depicted here look like aliens with helmets. It’s easy to let your imagination run wild while in these isolated locations. 😉
If you’re a museum lover and you find yourself in Dallas, head downtown to the Arts District and visit the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. In my opinion, this museum is extraordinary. You can see art from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. This guardian lion is an 18th-century bronze from Nepal.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means UNUSUAL to you! Walk along the waterfront in Dusseldorf, Germany, and you will find a very unusual building: Roggendorf Haus. Here’s another photo of the front of the building. Within walking distance you can also see Dusseldorf”s Gehry Buildings, which are unusual as well. You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s theme here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means INDULGE to you! I live in the United States, and every September I fly to Munich to visit my family. During my 2007 visit, the weather was gorgeous. I joined my family in my aunt's garden on a delightful warm fall day. We enjoyed a great meal, and the wine and champagne flowed freely. Then my cousin Loretta presented her cake creation. Who could resist? You can see other bloggers’ […]