Saturday Snapshot

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

My apologies for the abortive post earlier. The problem with trolling your old photos for inspiration is that you occasionally find you’ve used the same picture twice!

To stay on the same theme, more street art today! This is more like graffiti than art, but it’s still gorgeous. I always have to be careful when I use these pictures later — I love to use them as computer wallpaper when I’m teaching, and more than once I’ve had a student in the class recognize a location from them. But in this case, the graffiti isn’t in English, so I had to have my boss, who speaks Dutch and a bit of German, check this out before I used it. I wanted to be sure it didn’t say anything that I didn’t want splashed in front of the class!


  20 comments for “Saturday Snapshot

  1. February 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Wow, amazing pictures! I love street art!

  2. February 4, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Good idea about translating the Graffiti! Great artistic shots. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. February 4, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Those are talented grafitti artists.

  4. February 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Very cool graffiti. Why can’t all graffiti artists actually be artistic? Here’s Mine

  5. February 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Not only great talent, but I’m impressed that people were able to access some part of that wall..and puzzled! And part of the wall looks like a jig-saw puzzle, which was a fun idea.

  6. February 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Love this street art — fabulous.

  7. Kay
    February 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    That is actually really pretty. I love the art on the lower right side of the 2nd photo. Very nice.

  8. February 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Graffiti is always so interesting. I wonder about the artists and how long it took them to create all those images.

  9. February 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I’m always amazed by this. How do they sneak up there, paint and still create these expressive images without getting caught?

  10. February 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    That is so cool! I do wonder how the artists sneak around and manage to do it in the middle of the night.

  11. February 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I love street art, when I lived in Tucson for college, downtown had some amazing street art, I miss it sometimes (not tucson, but the downtown culture). Great pics πŸ™‚

  12. February 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Awesome. Very talented artists.

  13. hopechaser
    February 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Love the piece that appears to ab abstract peace sign.

  14. Lisa
    February 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Leslie, I don’t think they snuck in to do this one. It looks like there is a background mural — the puzzle pieces — and then the “Legal-Illegal Freedom for All” was painted over it. I still think it’s really a terrific piece.

  15. Kaye
    February 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Wow, amazing color!

  16. February 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Those are so artistic! And one time about a month ago I accidentally used the same photo twice too! Thankfully I realized after about 15 minutes, so I don’t think anyone noticed. πŸ™‚

  17. February 5, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Very interesting street art/scapes. It somehow feels European, even before you notice the writing isn’t in English.

  18. February 5, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I like artistic street art – it enlivens a space. Thanks for sharing. Very interesting!

  19. February 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

    It is beautiful art work! Thanks
    for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  20. February 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Great graffiti. I particularly like the colourful one at the bottom.

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