See with a different eye, visualize with a colorful mind, manifest your thoughts with the energy within.~ Michael Bassey Johnson
This week in Vancouver, the city was shrouded in smoke from the wildfires burning throughout the province. At last count, there were over 500. A grayish pall hung over the city, obscuring the bright blue summer sky. So, Tina’s “colorful” theme for the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #8 is a great opportunity to re-visit the bright colors we saw this spring and summer in the streets of Europe.
Street Art Amsterdam
Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings.~Keith Haring
One of the delights of our trip was discovering these amazing pieces of art on the streets. I love their uniqueness and the talent of the artists.
Do you think this is Eddie Murphy?
Street Art Florence
Bruneschelli’s Dome is inspiring, isn’t it?
Bruneschelli’s Dome on the Streets of Florence. Shot with a Google Pixel 2.
All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.~Marc Chagall
This image was a delightful surprise.
The masked man to the rescue.
Street Art Rome
If you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy and colorful and lively.~Mel Brooks
A homage to Betty Boop. I love those eyes.
Street Art Milan
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.~Joan Miro
A bit of fine art for everyone to enjoy.
Street Art Paris
The whole point is to live life and be – to use all the colors in the crayon box.~ RuPaul
The Marais District in Paris is full of political activists. I loved this image on the side of a building. Its massive size and political overtones have a powerful impact.
On talk shows and on the streets of Vancouver, people are wondering if extensive and prolonged wildfires are the “new normal” as the climate shifts to drier, hotter summers. We all are hoping for a good downpour to drench the sea of flames, burning now for weeks.
What climate changes have you seen in your part of the world this summer? Do you think they are “the new normal” or transient weather patterns?
I’ll end this post with a few reminders about the Lens-Artist Photo Challenges:
- We hope you join the challenge this week. Your participation is exactly what we are hoping for. When you do, include a link to Tina’s post.
- Use the tag “Lens-Artists” in your post. If you use a different tag or have a different spelling, other bloggers won’t find your post in the Reader and that would be a shame. Also keep in mind that you should use fewer than 15 tags for your post or it won’t appear in the Reader. For more information on how to tag, click here.
- It’s my turn to post the next challenge (#9) on Saturday, September 1.
- Missed our initial Lens-Artists challenge announcement? Click here for details.
As always, thanks for joining the challenge and have an inspiring week!