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No time for this while scrolling down the WordPress.com Reader? Only interested in photographs? I know, I know, I have mostly been sharing photographs, not music. But Ani DiFranco’s ‘Albacore’ is such a moving piece of art that I thought I’d impose this on you 😉 . Maybe one has to be in a similar emotional state to be able to relate to this song.

It’s a song about love and about feeling at peace; it’s a calm song, best consumed late at night with a nice glass of vino rosso. Yeah, a cup of tea works, too.

Oh wait! Lemme add a photograph to make this post a little more eye-catching and appealing to the photo-crowd. Maybe I can coax them into having a quick listen as well. Or not. The below photograph was taken on Manhattan’s lower west side.

Street Art - on a wall somewhere in Manhattan

Have a lovely Friday evening!

Paris - Street Art - woman with hat

Paris - Street Aer - naked woman with heart

Paris - Street Art - the queen

Paris - Street Art - woman with flower in her hair

Paris - Street Art - Tristan

Salut, fellow bloggers and friends. This is another episode of my Street Art series – this time, focusing on Paris’ picturesque artists quarter Montmartre, located in the 18th arrondissement. Needless to say, Paris is full of interesting historic sights, art and jaw-dropping architecture. And, yes, Montmartre was the part of town where such famous artists as Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and Dali used to hang out. However, I have taken a particular interest in the small pieces of contemporary art on the walls of the French capital. When I climbed up the steep stairs of the Montmartre – the famous Sacré Coeur dominating the scene – I discovered numerous little Street Art gems on the way.

Sacré-Coeur

Montmartre is worth a visit for manifold reasons. For further tourism-related info on the area, please check out some of the articles below. I really enjoyed it there Рapart from the pickpockets who usually attempt to distract you by asking for donations for the deaf-mutes etc Рand can only recommend spending a little more time there than just for a visit to the famous Sacr̩ Coeur. Amusez-vous!

Paris - Street Art - woman with flower in her hair Street Art - Paris - detail of graffiti Street Art - Paris - wall art next to stairs leading towards Sacre Coeur

NYC Street Art on west side

If you are in Manhattan and feel like taking a nice stroll to see this piece of superb street art (located east of the High Line), check out the park’s page for more info and directions.

Enjoy!