Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Street Art

I love taking photos of street art, and I have often posted my photos. This is a selection of street art that I photographed but never have had occasion to post before, submitted for Lens-Artists’ weekly challenge: Street Art. Great topic!!

Turtle made of tire rims, Dunseith, North Dakota
Murals, Dubuque, Iowa
Sculptures, Chicago, Illinois
Don Quixote by Arie Lamdan, Rishon le Tsiyon, Israel

7 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Street Art

  1. I love street art, and your photos are fabulous. Thanks for the turtle in North Dakota. I’m just starting to plan a road trip to the Dakotas in September, and I want to search out that turtle! 🙂

    • North Dakota is more interesting than I expected. Fargo is a cool city, and be sure to go to the International Peace Garden (at the Canadian border – near where the turtle is located), T. Roosevelt Nat’l Park. Also there’s a highway southeast of the national park – I can’t remember the name right now, but as you drive along it you see these giant metal sculptures that are really fantastic! The artist designed them specifically for that road and there are turnouts so that you can park and look at them more closely. I blogged about ND & SD around the end of 2017.

      • I’ve heard other people say the same about North Dakota. I’ve got Fargo and the International Peace Garden on my list, as well as Theodore Roosevelt National Park (all the National Parks and Memorials, actually). I think that road with the sculptures is the Enchanted Highway near the town of Regent. Oh, I would really appreciate it if you could send me the links to one of your posts about North or South Dakota. I’m starting to plan now. 🙂 I’m planning to go in September.

      • In Fargo, I recommend staying at the Hotel Donaldson. It is right downtown. It’s a little pricey but there are some cool perks: wine & snacks every day at 4:30-5:30 pm, every room is decorated uniquely by a different artist, and just a very warm & friendly staff. You can walk to several places from there, including the old theatre (where there is a statue of Frances MacDormand who starred in “Fargo” as well as some other old movie stuff), the modern art museum, and some good restaurants. Also don’t miss Hjemkomst Heritage Center in Moorhead, MN (right across the river from Fargo – it’s within walking distance from downtown Fargo!), Bonanzaville (on the outskirts of Fargo heading west), and the North Dakota Cultural Center across from the state capitol in Bismarck. South Dakota has many famous attractions that I’m sure you know about. If possible, visit the Corn Palace in Mitchell – weirder and more interesting than I expected! There’s a good ice cream place right across the street.

        The capitol in Bismarck is unique. Here’s a link to my post about it: https://amoralegria.com/2017/10/16/cbwpc-bismarck-state-capitol/
        Here’s info about Knife River Indian Villages, an interesting archaeological site: https://amoralegria.com/2018/08/05/fields-of-ancestors/
        Here’s a post about some odd or wacky sculptures in ND & SD: https://amoralegria.com/2017/06/06/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge/

        Enjoy your trip!!

      • Wow, Katy, thanks so much for all these recommendations, and for the links! Now, I’m really excited about going. Funny thing, I can’t get a single person interested in coming with me. My kids can’t take as much time as I want to take (I want to drive from Virginia and back) and my husband thinks the Dakotas sound boring (He’s also still working and only wants to take time off for places HE really wants to go). I also plan to dip into Nebraska, and I’m just starting to read Louise Erdrich and Willa Cather. I think it will be great fun!

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