Wednesday, October 27, 2010

w is for wall

Love recognizes no barriers: It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou (b.1928) poet

May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.

Irish Blessing

wall wednesday continues.

as does pink floyd's the wall today's selection is another brick in the wall, part 2

convenient that the blogabet is at w today, wonder how that happened - ha ha!

the second wall was encountered on a wander this spring, I think steve said the building is called the factory - wonderful place to while away some time if you're into street art as there is so much written on the building.

below a detail from the building from the ubiquitous nyc tagger rednose - I just love his rodents!

last week a friend turned me on to a wonderful resource - the writer's almanac which is the brainchild of wordsmith garrison keillor - now I'm up on what famous (and not-so-famous) writers have birthdays on any given day. well, that and 3 bucks will get me a small chai at the root here in lakewood.

if anyone is wondering today is the birthday of dylan thomas, fran lebowitz, sylvia plath, and sadie smith. wow, I've read books by all four! writer's almanac is also available on the web

photos: top - austin september 2010; 2nd & 3rd snaps nyc, june 2010

addendum: for all you street art lovers there's an article in today's nytimes about a wicked graffiti project. steve powers, one of the artists behind the work describes it as:
“... a real-life Wikipedia project. We hope that the people who see the words help each other figure out what they’re about, and that these things start a conversation that keeps going on the streets.”


Tess Kincaid said...

I love the Maya Angelou quote.

Betsy Brock said...

who knew grafiti could be beautiful!

Kate Hanley said...

I just read that NYTimes article about grafiti. Great photos. I took a bunch of photos on the walls near Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin where U2 used to (they may still) record. Pretty awesome grafiti there.

Watson said...

I too loved the Maya Angelou quote. Thanks for the wonderful photos too mouse!

tony said...

Which Reminds Me! Dont Forget To Sign The Save The Rabbit Petition!

Merle Sneed said...

I love the Writer's Almanac. I will always remember driving to work in the dark, listening on my new-fangled iPod machine.

lettuce said...

fab pictures. As you know, I love walls - with or without art.

the second one is particularly wonderful. Was it Williamsburg? :-)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

lettuce - the nyc wall is in lower-ish manhattan, not williamsburg/brooklyn - steve of course would know the exact street.