The Sandy Chronicles’ weekly Friendly Friday challenge this week is Street Art. Street art has become more popular in recent years, and one can find good street art almost anywhere. Sandy says there are several kinds of street art:Spray Painted Murals – large scale pictures drawn on walls and colored with spray paint.Graffiti – one of the […]Read More Friendly Friday: Street Art
We have so many surprises in life. Unfortunately, it is rare for me to get a picture of it – such as the swans on one of our lakes mating! Another resident here, a wily older man from Germany, took a series of pictures of the swans’ mating ritual – before, during, and after – […]Read More LAPC: Surprise!
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the topic Murals and Graffiti, I have a wealth of photos in my archives, because I love photographing public artwork! I include here a sampling of each location. Note that I have blogged about most of these places before, so there will be some duplicates. Tucumcari, New Mexico: A town […]Read More CFFC: Murals
The Iowa state capitol in Des Moines is atop a hill and offers a panoramic view of the city’s downtown. The exterior is entirely of stone with elaborate columns, cornices and capitals. Looking up inside toward the top of the dome Posted for Becky’s April Squares with the topic TOP. The Iowa state capitol building […]Read More April Squares 29: Iowa State Capitol
I don’t usually get up early. Especially now – what’s the point? I can’t go anywhere anyway! I have a routine of getting up, getting a cup of tea (I can’t tolerate coffee anymore, although I love it), a banana and a piece of Babybel cheese, and then going to a comfortable spot to read […]Read More Top o’ the Morning!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about pointing your camera upward!Read More CFFC: Upward
These are some examples of vanishing and leading lines for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Last night in downtown Mt. Prospect Barn lines at Wild Bill Cody’s Scout’s Rest Ranch in Nebraska On the road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Rest stop at Rocky Mountain National Park Roller Coaster Road near Harper’s Ferry, Iowa Crop […]Read More CFFC: Vanishing Lines
The Lens–Artists photo challenge this week has a guest host, Viveka, whose topic is capitals. On our road trips around the United States, we try to visit as many capitals as possible – not just the capital cities, but also their capitol buildings. I have a series of posts featuring some of the capitols we’ve […]Read More Lens-Artists #82: Capitals & Capitols
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge this week is about fashion. In The Bistro Restaurant at Lyric Opera of Chicago, there is always one of the beautiful dresses worn by the lead female character on display in a case with a mirror behind it so you can see both front and back. This was the dress on […]Read More CFFC: Fashion Near and Far
I found these photos taken in Dubuque, Iowa last year, when I was looking for something else. In fact, I’d forgotten all about this street art in Dubuque. Both were taken near the Mississippi River Museum. These art squares are my contribution for Becky’s July Blues today.Read More July Squares: Blue in Dubuque