Sharing My City | Graffiti in the City Pt. 1

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my city will be a feature where I’ll share my favorite spots, restaurants, hangouts, etc that I believe are worth sharing. My city has so much to offer, a lot of things and places many people who live here often overlook. This past Sunday I spent the day walking around and photographing some of the beautiful murals my city has to offer. Some may view graffiti and such paintings as defacing property but I see them as gorgeous works of art by talented artists. Surprisingly to some, the city has actually started commissioning some artists to create these beautiful pieces as a way of deterring others from tagging. If you’re unfamiliar with what tagging is, tagging is a way of signing your name or other representation of yourself anywhere public (walls, buildings, bus-stops, alleyways, etc).

Another reason I love exploring my own city is that it gives me a chance to learn a little bit more about the people that live here. Today while Cameron was taking a photo of me an older man walked by and made a comment that murals make beautiful portrait backdrops. We agreed and from there we started chatting and he began telling us his story. We talked about his time in New York City in the 70’s, his work as an artist doing calligraphy, Banksy, Five Pointz, and so many more interesting art related things. I really enjoyed our talk with him.

This particular post will be split between two posts as I got a little picture happy by my surroundings and took way too many photos to share in one! I hope you all enjoy and find these murals as beautiful as I did. Enjoy!

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

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Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

How freaking gorgeous is this building!?! I mean come on. My dream would to be able to live here or to have my home painted like this. I can’t get enough of it.
I’ll take this one too…

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Pictured above are steel birds that were individually cut and then attached to the wall. The elements have weathered and caused them to rust. So pretty.

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Sharing my City Pt 1 - Dimes and Donuts blog

Check out part two here, thanks for reading!

Christine-real-thingy

  • MB

    Fantastic shots – I DO love our town. Can’t wait to see more pics!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much!!

  • http://www.sweetsimpleday.com sweetsimpleday

    Great art works!!! Thanks for sharing your city!!
    Xoxo

    Check out my new post
    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Arent’t they!? Thank you for reading! :)

  • http://www.purecomplex.com K / Pure & Complex

    I just love graffiti art. I can only imagine how beautiful this place is in person. Stunning photos and post.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      So beautiful! Thank you for reading and I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Kay!

  • http://tickleyourvanity.com Ramy

    Stunning pics! Love the graffiti! :)
    http://tickleyourvanity.com/

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you, Ramy! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • nunzia

    very nice pictures honey! love it ;)
    big kiss
    Nunù

    Check it out my new post: http://www.honeyandcotton.org/must-have-di-primavera-abito-nero-in-pizzo/

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the photos!

  • http://www.vanessasrunway.com Vanessa

    Great pictures! The little old man sounds so sweet, love when strangers feel comfortable to share their stories. Gives a new perspective. :)

    http://www.vanessasrunway.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you! He truly was and seemed like such a genuine person.

  • http://www.littleblackshell.com Karen Farber

    So much art! Love your pictures, it really captures the essence of the city!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much, Karen!

  • http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com Claire

    Wow! Such beautiful art, just incredible!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thanks, Claire!

  • http://animatedconfessions.blogspot.com Sybil

    omg!! the murals are spectacular!!! love how each of them has their own style/vibe to them! :D

    Happy April!
    Animated Confessions

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Yes! They’re so fun, each one was done by a different artist. Thanks for stopping by, Sybil!

  • http://runningwhitehorses.blogspot.com Carina

    I LOVE THIS POST. Love how you pay tribute to your city. Those graffiti houses are amazing, i wish i could see something like this in real life. So much talent and handwork goes into creating a graffiti design like those!

    x, Carina
    Running White Horses | Fashion + Travel

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much, Carina! They are pretty amazing. Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://fragilityofbeauty.com/ Eveline

    Amazing street art! Thank you for sharing, it brightens my day :)

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you for stopping by, Eveline. I’m glad you enjoyed my post and I hope you have a wonderful day! xx

  • http://www.bucketsandspadesblog.com Matthew Pike

    a three-eyed mickey this time!

    Buckets & Spades