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Public art encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks, or outdoor public places. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us diverse samples all over the world.

This fun weekly challenge starts at 9:00 am Phoenix time on Fridays and ends at noon on the following Thursdays. You don’t have to follow my theme for the week. See my PPAC page for details.

Last week for PPAC #29, I had a marvelous response from all of you in spite of all the blogging breaks. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in the PPAC challenge.  Here are the featured bloggers for this week.  Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.

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FEATURED BLOGGERS

AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
NOWATHOME
WANDERLUST AND WONDERMENT
WOOLLYMUSES

My Choices for PPAC #30

These lovely pieces of public art also could be classified as Oddball, in my opinion. This is a good time to look through your archives and find those that tickle your fancy and label them. Cee is playing Oddball on her CFFC (Fun Foto Challenge) January 26th and Becky B’s new Squares’ theme in February is also Odd! Of course, odd could be a number, too!

Bot and Elephant Greet at the Wax Museum

Standing guard at the Wax Museum in Newport, OR
He might have internal problems. I see a frayed hose.
The Museum Boss

"Watch for visitors
Your job, get them in the door
Any way you can."

The Bot's Internal Processing

eyes bulge, teeth on edge
upset tum, splintering pain
feeling somewhat blue

The Bot to the Elephant

"I can't do this job.
People are laughing at me.
I feel unwired.

I need a snow day."

©Marsha Ingrao 2022

Bot’s Advisors

“I just want to blow up listening to that half-bit Bot. Just do your job, Dude! That’s what I say.”
“Yep, if your job stinks, Man, get the right equipment.”

Having Fun with Other Challenges

Now it’s your turn.

Share some crazy public that tickles your funny bones. Or share a masterpiece or two. It’s up to you! Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with public art.

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63 responses to “PPAC #30: Storefront Street Greeters Discuss Work”

  1. Alison Avatar

    Hi Marsha
    I think it should be Cee this week but yours came up first!
    https://travelswithali.com/2022/01/14/market-murals-and-real-people/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Ali,
      Cee may do it this week, but she wanted to help me start the challenge, but with as much as she does is going to fall back and let me take it by myself. She does more than enough with all the challenges she runs by herself. I was going to be away this week but did not go because of all the Omicron spread. I didn’t want to get stuck away from home and chance getting sick and not being able to fly back. Turns out that was a smart move. My friend I was going to stay with has it.

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      1. Alison Avatar

        Oh no ..very smart move

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          A contribution to her own sanity – for sure. She’s a busy gal right now. 🙂 Well always…

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          1. Alison Avatar

            Oh I meant smart move for you not to go away!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Ah, yes, that was smart. 🙂 LOL

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  3. Julie Avatar

    My favorite one is the T-rex and the half-robot mannequin is very odd and fun indeed.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Bot is hilarious, I think. He is going to be famous on Becky B’s Squares next month, I’m sure. 🙂 T-Rex is adorable, too.

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  4. Toonsarah Avatar

    I thought you’d like to see a bit of street art in Fort Kochi too: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/a-walk-in-fort-kochi-kerala/

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  6. margaret21 Avatar

    New Year’s resolution? Join the Public Art Challenge more often! You’ve certainly found an eclectic mix here, https://margaret21.com/2022/01/12/double-dipping-into-some-new-challenges/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I like this resolution, Margaret. Beautiful photos, too! 🙂

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  8. Toonsarah Avatar

    These are fun, and a little bit different! But I have to say I love the elephant painting (of course!) more than any of the robots 😉

    I’ve included some street art for you in my Lens Artists double dipping post: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/double-dipping-a-challenges-overload/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awesome work my friend. I thought the Bot was funny I may have to post him again next month for Becky B’s “Odd” theme.

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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        He’s certainly odd – good thinking!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          As a former dental assistant, I love that his dentures are so mis-matched. That would be crazy even if he had a whole body.

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  12. eklastic Avatar

    Bot rhymes with odd, doesn’t it? I wouldn’t want any of these bots on my guestlist …

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  15. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    What a fun post Marsha! Odd as you have said 😀

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  16. lily Avatar

    Great selections, I like your poem. 😀 I found something today to contribute.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much!

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  18. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    LOVE YOUR PICTURES AND YOUR AWESOME POEM Marsha.
    I’m wondering if I would leave with those set of teeth welcoming me or worry the elephant might take mine too.. lol 🤣💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Those had probably been some unsuspecting old lady. The elephant probably said to Bot when the lady dropped them, “Hey these would just fit you.”

      Bot must have answered by trying them on. Not knowing how dentures worked or why anyone would need them, didn’t get them on very straight. In his eyes they looked just fine.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love these!

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  20. Teresa Avatar

    That was a fun trip to the wax museum…love the elephant!

    https://boomercoupletraveljournal.wordpress.com/2022/01/07/roadtrip/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Perfect choices, Teresa. These are all fabulous.

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  22. bloggingwithjrp Avatar

    Very humorous. I was unable to post my comment.

    >

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It must have because here I am responding to it. Lots of love, Monica.

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  23. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

    What fun storefront greeters you have. Nice shots, Marsha!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Miriam.

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      1. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

        You’re welcome, Marsha!

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  24. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Oooh, today’s theme is scary! I’m afraid of robots since very little. 😀 (And watching Demon Seed later didn’t help!) I love your poem though. I wish all the snow days to all the robots that need them.

    I am indeed starting a new series today, how did you know? 😉 It seems that I’m able to weave them out of thin air. 😀 The first part is about a welder artist but most of the posts will focus on architecture.

    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2022/01/07/ppac-prekmurje-1-robert-jurak/

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    1. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

      And I forgot: Thank you kindly for featuring me, yeah!

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        You are so welcome, Manja. 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      I’m sorry to have scared you, Manja. His face doesn’t have much going for him. The others are less robots and more superheroes.

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    3. Marsha Avatar

      Love this. I forgot to say that I love the cows, too. Great sense of humor and imagination.

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      1. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

        Thank you, Marsha!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You’re welcome.

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  27. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Oh what great fun you must have had taking these photos. I love the first photo of the elephant and bot. 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Aren’t they wonderful? Yes, Randy is a very patient photo shoot partner. He loves to take pictures as well. We have a lot of fun together. We like many of the same things, so it really is a joy. I just wish we lived closer. He doesn’t travel well because he gets dizzy with inner ear problems. So planes are out, long road trips are out. We did cross the country by train and that went really well.

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  28. susurrus Avatar

    Certainly oddball in my view. A snow day, did you say? 🙂 https://susanrushton.net/2022/01/07/ppac-snowmen/
    Do you think Bot may have seen a spacecraft approaching too?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for playing along. Your entry is delightful.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Beautiful choices, Ali!

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      1. Alison Avatar

        Thanks Marsha 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You’re welcome. Thanks so much for sharing!

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