A Final Thought…..


I thought my post the other day would be the last for this year, but here I am New Years Eve with another quick one. Yesterday wasn’t too bad weather wise so I decided to take my eldest son, home for the holidays, to show him some of the street art which can be found in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool. Like me he’s a keen photographer, wildlife is his passion, though.

Some see street art as a public nuisance, others describe it as a political statement, yet more will say it’s an individuals way of expressing themselves. Whatever your view of street art I think it’s safe to say that it attracts attention with it’s colourful, graphic designs. We spent a good 4-5 hours and covered just over 7 km walking around the Baltic Triangle, photographing the various artworks. I’m only going to show a few here as we need to start prepping for New Year. Hey! I’m a Scotsman. It’s an important time of the year for me.

I really do recommend that you click on this first photograph to see it in greater detail on Flickr. It’s made of from a series of photographs stitched together to form a panorama. It’s on the wall of a night-club.

Panorama

One of the great things I have found, as soon as you get of the main roads and turn down the side streets, there is very little traffic. So you can stand in the middle of the road and take time to compose your photograph.

New Bird Street

Colourful to say the least. I could have included so many photographs from yesterdays trip but time is running out…..

Street Art

……..and here’s the downside. I was at this abandoned skate park a few weeks back and I recognise that there has been some new artwork added. The other obvious clue is the spray cans left lying on the ground.

Spray Cans

Well that’s it. An unexpected post but sometimes that’s the way it goes…..Mike

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11 thoughts on “A Final Thought…..

    • Mike Hardisty January 5, 2018 / 18:11

      Thank you Kenne. Bit late, I’m trying to catch up, but Happy New Year

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  1. Dan Drews December 31, 2017 / 19:29

    Love street art. thanks for sharing. Have a great new year and have a dram for me. Cheers.

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    • Mike Hardisty January 5, 2018 / 18:13

      The Devils Brew, Dan. It’s been a long time since I touched the amber liquid, not since I tried to drink my sister under the table and failed, I’m convinced she’s got hollow legs….

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  2. Rebel Girl December 31, 2017 / 20:48

    Wonderful artwork, just wish they hadn’t left the cans behind. Happy New Year.

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  3. Janet Sunderland January 2, 2018 / 00:55

    I love wall art! And the spray cans and pieces on the last shot sort of put it all together. LOL! Thanks Mike.

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    • Mike Hardisty January 5, 2018 / 17:49

      There were bins on the site to dump spray cans, but they had just been ignored, Janet.

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  4. petspeopleandlife January 4, 2018 / 04:47

    I’m late getting to some posts. The art is incredible especially the first photo. These people are so talented and I have often wondered what the artists really do for a living. Wishing you and your family a belated Happy New Year.

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    • Mike Hardisty January 5, 2018 / 17:32

      Sometimes it takes me days to catch up with comments, Yvonne. I sit down to reply and then get side-tracked into doing something else…..

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