Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.~J. R. R. Tolkien
Many times happiness is just around the corner, on that corner that we never dare to turn.”
― Mabel Katz
We had stumbled upon Graffiti Alley, a local spot well-known by locals and some tourists who like to wander off the beaten path. A kaleidoscope of images and the messages rise upward–a dozen feet or higher.
I know what is around the corner – I just don’t know where the corner is.~Kevin Keegan
As I neared the corner, I hesitated. What was this? A butterfly? A memorial? I didn’t know what to think.
Prosperity is just around the corner.~Herbert Hoover
As I neared the corner, I spied a fellow in a baseball cap, peering at me. Intrigued, I kept walking.
I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heat of the known awaits just around the corner.~Alex Webb
And then, I turned the corner and stopped. Was the artist making a joke? I could almost hear him laughing. But there was his final image–a tough guy with a punch line about whole milk! I had to smile at the artist’s sense of humor. After a dark alley of chaotic images, he ends with a wholesome message…literally and figuratively.
And there was one more joke. The quote was not from the artist, but the head football coach at the University of Michigan.
Here’s a close up of the final image.
For fun, as the grand finale for this week’s photo challenge, here’s the entire sequence of photos animated in Google Photos.
Have an inspiring week, everyone!