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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stamped and Crumbling

Astoria, Oregon ~ April 6, 2010

I used this photo on my Astoria, Oregon, Daily Photo blog. If you didn't see it there, here is a link to it, including a bit of text.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

I Agree with Dogs

Portland, Oregon ~ February 18, 2008

I agree with dogs
That fire hydrants
Are fascinating,
But we have different ideas
About how they should be used.

I find in a fire hydrant
An unexpected glimpse of color
Usually on a gray ground
Often faded
Cracking paint
The more to be enjoyed
In p(a)ssing.


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Displacement

Astoria, Oregon ~ March 27, 2010
Outside the Flavel House on Duane Avenue

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deco is Everywhere

New York ~ May 8, 2009

One of the many fun things about being in New York City after having not visited for so many years (decades) was finding delightful Art Deco designs everywhere I looked. I'm sure that when I was there in 1969 (?) I didn't even know what Deco was.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Like a Flower

Photo by Kate Joshi
Santa Barbara, California ~ July 7, 2005

My friend Kate sent this one from a trip to Santa Barbara.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chewing Gum

Oxford, England ~ February 19, 2010

I'm not sure why this photo doesn't show it as intensely as I remembered, but I don't think I've seen as much chewing gum on the ground in one place as here outside of a disco in Oxford near the train station.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lines and Traffic

Intersection from the Empire State Building New York ~ May 8, 2009
As seen with a zoom lens
from the top of the Empire State Building

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

An Ancient Design on the Floor?

Mosaic, Probably Roman New York ~ May 7, 2009

I believe this was in the Roman section. Since it's on the floor for everyone to walk on, I think it must be a reproduction or a design meant to recall the period.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fan Shapes on the Pavement

Paving Stones, Pompeii Pompeii, Italy ~ April 17, 2004

I love the cobbled streets of Europe with their painted fan-shaped markings. I have no idea what the fan shape means, but it's fun to look at and adds a certain character.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Woodpecker Mosaic

Woodpecker Mosaic, Los Quetzales, Guadalupe, Panama Guadalupe, Panama ~ January 11, 2010

See today's post on my Animal Art Along the Way blog for another bird mosaic at Los Quetzales.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Buzz Up, Catch Down

Staircase with Words and Phrases Los Angeles ~ 2003
From the series "Los Angeles Urban Art 2003"
by Francisca

Francisca wrote, "These were all taken on the Metro Train route from LA Airport to downtown . . . each stop has wonderful urban art."

Staircase at Los Angeles Transit Stop I have no idea where the words and phrases come from in this uniquely thought-provoking staircase. Like a collage, the random juxtapositions cause an interesting cascade of images to form. Is the building at the top a psych center? Holistic healing and therapists' offices? Day Trading Central? Maybe Francisca can help us out here. I love the shadow in the first photo.

Later: Francisca helped answer the question. She wrote, "Sheryl, this is what the architects said about the words: 'Walking up the station's stairs, passengers will discover words and phrases which have entered our 1990's vocabulary; will they remain in our lexicon or become obsolete?' Source: http://www.metro.net/about/art/locations/el-segundo-sta/#1" Thanks, Francisca!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Oxford Water

Pavement at the Bodleian Library, Oxford Oxford, England ~ February 18, 2010
Bodleian Library

Under the circumstances, the text on the metal cover is perfect. Check out today's post on Tapirgal's Daily Image to see the building reflected here.


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Magic Lantern or a Samovar of Coffee?

Samovar on the pavement, Los Angeles Los Angeles ~ 2003
From the series "Los Angeles Urban Art 2003"

Francisca wrote, "These were all taken on the Metro Train route from LA Airport to downtown . . . each stop has wonderful urban art."

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bent Bolt

Bent Bolt in Astoria, Oregon Astoria, Oregon ~ March 17, 2010

This industrial-sized bolt is clearly something not to trip on. I don't remember exactly where I found it, but it's in the vicinity of the old Englund Marine along the River Walk in Astoria.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monreale Star

A mosaic star at Monreale Monreale, Sicily ~ April 29, 2004
On the floor of the cathedral

Here is a photo of the adjoining cloister on Tapirgal's Daily Image.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunburst

Art on the Station Floor Los Angeles ~ 2003
From the series "Los Angeles Urban Art 2003"
by Francisca

These were all taken on the Metro Train route from LA Airport to downtown . . . each stop has wonderful urban art."

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nothing Fancy . . .

Metal cover on the street, Astoria, Oregon Astoria, Oregon ~ February 7, 2010

. . . and yet I felt compelled to take its portrait long before I had serious thoughts of starting this blog.


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Compass Rose: Belém, western Lisbon, Portugal

Compass Rose, Oeiras, Portugal Oeiras, Portugal ~ July 24, 2009
Photo by JM

Many thanks to JM of Oeiras and environs daily photo for the use of this magnificent piece of pavement! You MUST enlarge it. Those are actually people down there! For the full story and comments check out JM's original post of the rose.

I also learned from JM that this type of pavement pattern (the black and white wavy lines) originated in Portugal. Having not been to Portugal (yet), I first encountered similar patterns in Brazil. In fact, I posted one of the sidewalks from Sao Paulo during the first week of Tapirgal's Daily Image.

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