Monday, March 17, 2014

GRAFFITI OVERLOAD ~~~ SMILING!!


We are on the hunt / the search to find graffiti ~~~


which an FB friend assured us was located on the Dartmouth side of the harbour
(see me with my intense graffiti-searching Doodle stare!)


searching the railways and ferry terminal proved that
we needed to move on 
and
with SUCCESS ~~~


we discovered so much graffiti that the overload was somewhat overwhelming ~~~


in a GOOD way though


because creativity is what makes us tick


always has!
(Psst: Jim and I are in the car just pretend you see us!)


Anyone who can appreciate graffiti


will see something that will hit them square in the heart


or even boost the imagination


Mural after mural kept appearing


as we rounded corners and cut across empty unused parking areas


just look at the intricacy of these lines


of someone else's view on life


from one corner to another


I see the word SEA here
part of another word ~~


which makes this all that much more special
since the SEA / OCEAN is just a stone's throw away.
~~~ 
Hope the SMILES tell it all ~
we are all different / so intertwined / yet as one in this world of ours!


35 comments:

  1. Hello Miss Sophie Doodle thank you so much for taking us on your colorful graffiti walk !

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    1. Oh you are very welcome ~~~ next time I think I'll get out of the car and get my mug taken with these pieces of art!!

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  2. Very interesting post, SD! This graffiti is art! I am always fascinated to see what local street artists come up with. Glad to see you out and about with both Dads, Sophie! Take care! Lift-off tomorrow morning ~ I can't wait! Take care of those Dads, Gurlfriend!

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    1. Off across the ocean to an island ~~~ room for me?

      Have a great vacay, OK!!

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  3. Seen that a time or ten as it is only minutes from my den

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    1. so cool for you'll
      art for a doodle
      not so much a meow meow
      now now

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  4. Super... painting/graffiti/ mural art/ individual artisticness, call it whatever.. all great talent. The purple swirl I could see, not "SEA" but a stylised " DREAM", all in an blink of my eye. Sophie, what a great day out for you all, You have a great spotting eye. Hugs to all, Jean.

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    1. That's what's so cool about ART~~~~ we all see what we all want to see or SEA!

      LOL

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  5. Wow great graffiti art. Fab drawing you have found almost like tatoo's on a human.

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    1. Yes, exactly Laika ~~ some cool ideas!!

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  6. What a great tour this was. Thanks for inviting me along! I bet it was a lot of fun to see all this in person --- and get a chance to photograph it!

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    1. I was like a kid in a candy shop!!!!

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  7. What a great place. Loved seeing all these photographs :-)

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  8. Mom works with those knuckleheads every day
    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    Lily & Edward

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  9. A great find! There's ugly, defacing graffiti and then there's public street art. I'd call these art!

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    1. Public Street Art is so inspiring and yes not all of this art is the best but it does give me some ideas!!

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  10. Our graffiti is just plain UGLY!

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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    1. We have some ugly stuff too, Bella and Roxy ~~ I just chose to not take pictures of it!

      The amount of colour and quantity just blew me away!

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  11. Wow, you have some awesome graffiti there...love it!

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    1. It was such a quick visit because I was looking for one specific mural. I didn't find it, so I'll be heading back to locate it ~~~~ I'll share it and then you'll understand!

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  12. That's great! The Hurricane and I saw a Banksy in San Francisco. I was so excited I couldn't move. We stood and stared at it and I took photos. It was very high up on a building.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. JJB ~~~ that would be awesome, maybe someday we'll be so fortunate to experience a Banksy!!!

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  13. We love those graffiti photos! We were in Berlin two weeks ago and the East Side Gallery - part of the Berlin Wall has the most amazing graffiti! I kept taking photos!!

    Happy St Patrick's Day to you all too!

    - Clive & Co

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    1. Did you share those on FB, Fiona? I'll have a look.....that would be amazing!!

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  14. Some of the cities here in the US make a really big deal about the 'street art' as it's called and the talent of those doing it. I've not seen much of it, but if your photos are any indication of what I'm missing, I'll have to be sure to watch for it when I go to the city!

    I hope you're doing and feeling well, and your day is ending on a good note!!

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    1. Oh Kim, once you start looking for the "STREET ART" ~~ it becomes addictive looking for what pleases your eye ~~ I took some pictures of some creations in Halifax too. Once I compile them I'll show everyone!
      Off to an alternative "The VOODOO LADY" today ~~ smiles ~~ always feel better after her manipulations!!

      Ron

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  15. Awesome graffiti! I love this stuff, could study it all day. Super post!

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    1. We had a great time walking / driving from spot to spot ~~ we will go back to check out corners we may have missed!

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  16. Some graffiti simply infuritates me, but other graffiti displays such amazing talent and creativity... and actually improves the look of a neighborhood.

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    1. looking at everything up close and personal & from far back was quite different in both respects ~~~ so much to take in a one time so we will re-visit and get a better understanding of what, where, why, who and how!!

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  17. An outdoor art gallery! You wonder who the artists are and what their training is? It certainly enlivens what could be a bleak area by the train tracks.

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    1. Exactly Barb, in 1997 when Princess Diana died we laid flowers for her at one of the buildings here ~~~ long story but this was where the British connection directed us so we complied ~~ now the area is slowly becoming almost derelict, yet I believe will disappear when condos are built with fab views of the harbour but with the loss of all the art work. Always a 2 sided curve with street art because it more than likely will not last.
      The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is located In Halifax, so it's always possible that their influence is present.

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  18. Such beautiful colors-- in my neck of the woods we call those murals. Graffiti is a bit different here-- lol! Like yours better!
    Vicki

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