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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Dirt Road Cowboy, May 8, 2011.
Good thing this wasn't during the TP shortage!
Okay, today I set out to get pictures for y'all.
I took pictures of all these places last year, but the art is completely different now.
Around behind this place was:
At the end of the wall, I saw a little bird:
Next to that, I found some strange petroglyphs:
Even though I studied some archaeology, I was unable to decipher their meaning!
And when I turned around, I found another:
This was pretty fresh, and the ladders were still at the site.
But wait . . . there's more!
So, around the corner from the last pic, I found:
And when I turned around again, I looked across the street and saw:
This was pretty big, so I got a shot from another angle:
Then, I saw more right around the corner:
And finally, on the wall next to the main road was this one:
Spiderman was here!
There is another spot that I wanted to get some pics of, but I'll hit that tomorrow (hopefully).
That's about it for today though.
Till next time y'all!
Good to see you back in action.
Looks like your slice of TX is becoming an outdoor gallery.
That's near the downtown area. I'm glad that they are allowing some decent artists a chance to make that part of town look better.
I just wish they would learn that if they want to get their message across, block letters work best. Maybe it’s just me, but I can NEVER read that stuff. Just old, I guess.......
It reminds me of when I made small town TV commercials and the furniture and used car dealers wanted their spots to have 15-30 different fonts for emphasis.
I had to try to convince them that TV is not print, the customer has to read it on a screen with moving video in the background, and 30 seconds isn't long enough to decipher all those loud fonts.
With street art, you can take the time to look at it longer, and maybe figure it all out.
Not me. If it isn't obvious right away it never will be for me.
If I can’t read it in about 5 seconds, I just move on.
Good to see you out and about - weather is great isn't it
Yeah, it was about perfect today. Low 70's that had just enough wind chill to make it comfortable, and a nice overcast.
So, we had a couple of days of bad weather, but today was a nice day to get some pictures of the area I mentioned before.
We have an Art Alley, not Gallery, Alley!
I didn't know there was a beginning and end, so I ended up taking the photos in reverse order.
I'll post them in approximately the order that they should be in, from the entry to the end.
I told those 2 girls about it when they stopped to see what I was taking photos of.
It's a good collection of street art and others.
I don't know the complete story yet, but if I find out, I'll post it.
Some of it is really good.
You can tell that these young people are proud of their work.
Some of it looks more like traditional street art, others are more involved.
I don't know who gets chosen to display their work.
But, I took pics of all of it.
More to come.
Okay, second batch . . .
It's not just the walls, the street has paintings too!
Yes, my high quality paint job is wearing off! Time for a new rattle can!
Yep, even the Bernie meme.
A bit there that looks like normal graffiti.
And more involved art work.
I know this artists mom.
I worked with her for a few years, and she's the one I learned about this artwork from.
More roses. Tyler is called the "Rose City" after all!
I told you I'm posting in reverse order from the way I shot them!
Up the hill we go!
This shows how far from the end we are. It's about the half-way point.
This is the other direction.
One more post coming up!
Okay, this is the last picture post of the day.
Still working our way up the hill.
Getting closer . . .
Looks like we're getting closer!
We can see the end of the rainbow from here!
An armadillo and oranges?
End of the line folks!
Yeah, it wouldn't be complete without a Longhorn cow licking its lips!
That's it for today.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour.
Till next time y'all!
Crikey..us desert folk will have a color seizure looking at that!
What? Has the Vegas strip lost all of its color?
Not sure. Haven't been there much the past year!
Colors here don't really have any pop though. Just lights.
Yeah, I remember the faded/duller colors in Arizona. Color seemed to pop more when I moved here. Maybe something to do with the humidity in the air?
One thing that I really miss is neon lights. Now, everything is just backlit plastic signs, or small LED bulbs. Neon is an art form!
This made me laugh.
Here the landscape tends to just be green most of the year. You get blue if you live close to the water.
I love that artwork. What great project for the artist.
I guess they have to use walls to paint because there are no train cars handy?