““PORTLAND IS WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE GO TO RETIRE.”FRED ARMISEN
LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS
Last week for PPAC #65 hosted by Sarah showing off the amazing art in Paris, we had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public and street art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week.
- MY CAMERA & I – EAT, WALK, REPEAT
- NOW AT HOME – MAMBO STONE STATUES
- PRIORHOUSE BLOG – AN INTERVIEW FULL OF PUBLIC ART
- SPACE STORIES BY GIFT – ART OF THE HILLS
- TOURING MY BACKYARD – THINKING ABOUT MAMA
- TRAVEL WITH ME – TO PARIS
- WIDE EYED WONDERINGS – ROUTE 66
- WOOLLY MUSES – MODERN-STYLE FOUNTAIN
- EUINOXIO – AMAZING PUBLIC ART IN PARIS FROM YVETTE’S FRIEND
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #PPAC
- There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
- Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
- Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
- The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
- Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here.
- Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
- Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!
For More Ideas about PPAC…
These early-bird participants (posted by Wednesday at noon) might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.
YOUR BLOG POST GOES HERE
- EAT, PLAY, LOVE – ART IN PROGRESS
- GERIATRI’X’ FOTO GALLERY – FLAMINGOS
- MY CAMERA & I (2) – GIANT MURALS OF FRANKSTON
- ONE MILLION PHOTOGRAPHS – PORTLAND PUMPKIN FARM
- PHOTOGRAPHIAS – GLASGOW PATRON SAINT
- PRIORHOUSE BLOG – A PRAYER SPHERE IN AUSTIN, TX
- SECOND WIND LEISURE – COLOR CHALLENGE – LAVA AND ODE TO AERO
- THE ETERNAL TRAVELLER – THE MOSAIC STORY
- TRAVEL WITH ME – SOFIA STREET ART
- TRAVELS WITH ALI – BEACH WALK TREASURES
- WIDE EYED WONDERINGS – A SPIKY THRONE
- WIND KISSES – WABI-SABI TREES, CARS, AND OTHER DILAPIDATED REMINDERS OF THE PAST
- WOOLLY MUSES -DUBAI WATER SHOW
My Choices for PPAC #66 The Elephant House – Public Art in Washington Park
“We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don’t tell any of your neighbors where you are going.”GOVERNOR TOM MCCALL, 1971
The first place Terri and I visited was Portland where we both spent some time as children. When I lived here, the above quote was on everyone’s lips. You could buy a beautiful house for $33,000, gas cost $.25 a gallon, rent was about $100 or less per month, and the Banfield Freeway was a scary and annoying place to drive. Some things don’t change. Guess which one didn’t change.
The day after our blogger meetup, Terri ventured out into traffic again and we drove downtown to Washington Park to see the Rose Garden and the Japanese Garden. We had a hard time finding a parking place and only had two hours, so we skipped the Japanese Garden because of the $20 entry fee per person.
The Elephant Room was one of the most interesting public art I found. It’s located in Washington Park where the Rose Garden is and was the first stop we made on the way to the Garden. The perfect picnic location, with sheltered tables and public restrooms, it was almost empty the day we were there.
The relief art on the sides of the building was all mosaics giving it a three-dimensional mural look.
Ongoing on Always Write
- Farewell to Story Chat – September Summary “A Daily Regret” by Gary A. Wilson Thank you to all the faithful authors and chatters who participated in two years of Story Chat. It was a great ride.
- Thanks again to Sarah Wilkie (Toonsarah) of Travel with Me, who Guest Hosted PPAC #65
- Upcoming topics for WQW
- October 5: Fitness Follow-up #3 Make Your Efforts Do Double Duty/ or favorite indoor sports or exercises
- October 12: Air: Wind, Storms
- October 19: Cold Weather Tips
- October 26: Holiday: Halloween/or Writer’s Choice/ or YOUR WOTY Review
Now it’s your turn.
I hope you are inspired to find your own unique art as you travel around with your camera this week, or rummage through your archives. Feel free to double dip and support your own favorite challenges along with PPAC.