Friday, October 31, 2014

Street Art: V-J Day Kiss

The Kiss, Chelsea, New York City, USA

This mural of the vintage V-J Day Kiss picture (shot in Time Square in 1945) can be seen on 25th Street and 10th Avenue on the the not-to-be-missed-if-you're-in-NY Highline - a public park built on an old freight rail line. The mural is by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Street Art: Donuts taking over

Donuts Taking Over, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

This street art is under the overpass of Of Highway 440 and Boulevard Charest in the Saint-Roch district of the beautiful Quebec City.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Street Art: Greetings from Sea Bright

Greetings, Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA

This beautiful old style postcard mural by artist Jim Kovic is on the corner of Ocean and Peninsula Avenues in Sea Bright, NJ. Sea Bright is a cute little seaside town with a beautiful beach. It was hit very hard by hurricane Sandy in 2012 but got nicely back on it's feet. Worth a visit!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Street Art: King

King, Bowery & Spring, NYC, USA

"Trapart is to make something out of nothing with dedication and humble beginnings." ~ Tonyconcep. Fine specimen can be seen at 190 Bowery in Manhattan. Not for long though as the building was sold recently and might be transformed into condos.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Street Art: Old Man on Bedford

Old Man, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA

This old man was found on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Bedford Avenue is good to visit for an interesting assortment of street art and graffiti. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Street Art: Live your Dream

Live Your Dream, Bowery & Spring, Manhattan, NYC, USA

OK, so this is technically not street art. It's good old graffiti. But I still love it because of the message. It was on the Germania Bank building at 190 Bowery which has been a graffiti and street art covered private residence for years. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Street Art: Cathedral Door

Cathedral Door, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Check out this amazingly intricate mural I found in Quebec City. It can be viewed under the overpass of Of Highway 440 and Boulevard Charest in the Saint-Roch district. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Street Art: Arty Truck

Arty Truck, East Village, New York City, USA

I saw this truck while having brunch at one of my favorite East Village spots - Cafe Orlin on St. Marks Place (and 2nd Avenue). You can choose anything from there breakfast/brunch menu and won't be disappointed. Guaranteed.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Street Art: The Printer's Alley

The Printer's Alley, Nashville, TN, USA

The Printer's Alley is a famous lane in downtown Nashville (between 3rd and 4th Avenues). This nightclub district dates back to the 40's. There is some interesting street art to be seen between the bars and the watering holes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Street Art: Yellow Kitty

Yellow Kitty, New York City, USA

French artist Thoma Vuille is the creator of this yellow kitty known as M. Chat (Mister Cat). The Highline - a public park built on an old freight rail line - runs from 34th Street all the way down to Gaansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. A glorious walk with loads to see!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Street Art: Lobster

Red Tank Lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

I found this red lobster on an off road diesel tank in Bar Harbor, Maine. Bar Harbor is an amazing little town to visit if you go to New England. Beautiful with excellent sights and food.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Street Art: Ram

Ram, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Williamsburg is one of the best places to visit for a variety of Street Art. I didn't get the details of this piece on the outside (door) of a restaurant but I love the vibrant colors.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Street Art: Lazy Day at the Beach...

Lazy Day at the Beach, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA

I spotted this birdie on the bay side of one of Sandy Hook's fantastic beaches. The 7-mile stretch of ocean and beaches are about an hour's ferry ride from Manhattan. Definitely worth a visit!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Street Art: Bar Nana

Bar Nana, Chelsea, New York City, USA

Interesting street art on Bar Nana's entrance on Gansevoort Street, Manhattan. The style inside the club, which combines South American and French influences, is worlds away from the entrance. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Street Art: Think Different about Child Labor

Think Different About Child Labor, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Williamsburg is paradise for Street Art enthusiast. This piece is by Finnish artist and activist Sampsa

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Street Art: There's a Dragon on the Wall

Dragon, Camden Town, London, UK

Wall art at the Max Orient Chinese Restaurant on the colorful Camden High Street in London. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Street Art: Baby Hulk

Baby Hulk, Little Italy, NY, USA

"Temper Tot" by Ron English on Mulberry Street. The mural was created for the New York Comedy Festival and the Little Italy Street Art Crawl 2014.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Street Art: Old Woman

Old Woman, Bowery & Spring, New York City, USA

190 Bowery is an interesting building. The Germania bank was built around 1890 and has been a graffiti and street art covered private residence for years. It's just been sold and will probably be turned into condos in the near future. The graffiti and street art on this building are incredible - especially if you move in close and focus on detail, like this old women's face.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Street Art: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron, East Village, New York City, USA

Gil Scott-Heron was a American soul and jazz poet and musician. This mural by Chico is on 12th street and Avenue C in the East Village.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Street Art: Black Bird

Black Bird, Manhattan, New York City, USA

I spotted this black bird on one of my many walks through the streets of Manhattan. It was behind a fence somewhere in Noho or Nolita.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Street Art: Defiant Youth

Defiant Youth, Soho, New York City, USA

Wheatpaste street art by Shephard Fairey, (the artist behind the "Hope" Barack Obama poster and one of the most influencial street artists today) on the corner of Wooster and Grand in Soho.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Street Art: Watertank Project

The Watertank Project, Chelsea, New York City, USA

Art is wrapped around NYC watertanks to foster environmental awareness and social advocacy. A beautiful idea! These two tanks can be seen from the High Line in Chelsea (around 29th Street and 10th Avenue). There are a few more around the city and hopefully many more to come.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Street Art: Face

Face, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Quebec City is one of my favorite places to visit. It also has an interesting collection of Street Art. I found this expressive face under the overpass of Of Highway 440 and Boulevard Charest in the Saint-Roch district.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Street Art: Skeleton Bench

Pink Bench, Brooklyn, NY, USA

I came across this captivating bench in Dumbo, Brooklyn, a few years ago. I was on my way to Brooklyn Bridge Park for some sun and relaxation. If you're into beautiful gardens and fantastic city views, this is the place to be. Great for people watching too. Public art plays a big part in the park, there's always something of interest to see.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Street Art: Surfer

Surfer, Leonardo, NJ, USA

About 15 crow-miles from Manhattan on the northern tip of the Jersey shore, lies the tiny little village of Leonardo. The only thing really happening in Leonardo is the Henry Hudson Trail that runs between town and highway 36. It's a beautiful shaded trail if you're into biking or walking. This sufer dude was spotted on the wall of the New Jersey Coffee Roaster's shop. Fun surfboard with the little white and yellow daisies. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Street Art: Southern Style Hot Biscuits

Biscuits in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Southern style hot biscuits. If you're ever in Nashville, do swing by the Loveless Cafe for breakfast. The food is delicious. Portions are a bit on the big side so plan on sharing. Biscuits are served with everything. They make between 4,000 and 7,000 biscuits a day and serve 450,000 guests per year!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Street Art: Happy in London

Happy Guy, London, UK

I found this happy guy, with his chest wide open, somewhere around the world famous Portabello Market area in London, UK.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Street Art: I Lost My Head

I lost my head, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Quebec City is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited! It also has an interesting collection of Street Art. Under the overpass of Of Highway 440 and Boulevard Charest in the Saint-Roch district, I found this beauty.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Street Art: Mural on Bowery & Houston

Mural, Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA

Street artists Revok & Pose's Mural on the Bowery Graffitti Wall, 2013. The mural's been replaced but is a bit on the controversial side as the artists are suing Roberto Cavalli for using some of the images without permission in a clothing line. Graffitti has indeed come a long way.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Street Art: Containers

Container Art, New York City, USA

Walking south from 34th street on 10th Avenue, to enter the not-to-be-missed-if-you're-in-NY Highline at West 34th, you'll find these two street art containers. The Highline - a public park built on an old freight rail line - runs from 34th all the way down to Gaansevoort street in the Meatpacking District. A glorious walk with much to see!