Saving this #AmysBakery Facebook post for posterity. PRICELESS. #socialmedia
Like something out of a dream: Castello di Reschio, Italy. Read more about this one of a kind #luxury retreat here:
I grew up in Los Angeles, which has a long history of “street art” dating back at least to the early 1970’s muralists of East LA, and possibly as far back as 1932 with the legendary Olvera Street mural, “America Tropical” by exiled Mexican Master, David Alfaro Siquieros - a work so politically volatile that it was painted over within six months of completion and later totally obliterated.
After spending a decade away from my hometown, I was pleased to find the street art scene alive and well in Los Angeles. While the political edge may be more ironic, less earnest and poetic than the great East LA murals of the 1970’s, the sensibility is distinctly “L.A.” and the use of vivid colors and light strikes me as so SoCal. But all is not well in the Happiest Place on Earth, and a sense of danger and unease pervades many of these graffiti art works.
Graffiti art, wheatpaste art, stencil and other forms of street art can be found throughout the city. The majority of these works are located in the Downtown Arts District, near the intersection of Traction and Hewitt.
New mural up in London entitled ‘London. You Beast’ by South African street artist Faith47. Via @Juxtapoz #Art
Based in Cape Town, Faith47’s works of art can be found on both city and gallery walls worldwide, with pieces and exhibits in Europe, America, Australia and her native South Africa. Her works often incorporate the grit of the urban environment, testaments to finding the beauty in the harsh realities of city life.
The Roaring Twenties: Downtown Los Angeles, 1925. 7th and Broadway photographed by C.C. Pierce, 1861-1946 #LosAngeles #DTLA
Life is messy, beautiful, scary, thrilling… and waiting for you to put down your cellphone.
Everything that is still great about Punk Rock is summed up in this beautifully messy little film by Amanda F*cking Palmer and the GTO.
The slumbering behemoth awakes. #LosAngeles sunrise, 5/17/13
Shot from the 15th floor at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, iPhone 4s.
Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto Ontario. It’s no longer enough for tourism and travel to simply divert and amuse us. Increasingly, we feel the need for our journeys to show us new ways of living, to expand our consciousness.
Restored and revitalized by Evergreen, a Canadian national charity, this site was once an abandoned collection of deteriorating industrial buildings. Today, it’s a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability, and a vibrant public space - named one of the world’s top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic.
Canada, thank you for opening this jaded traveler’s eyes to true wonder.All photos shot with Camera+ on iPhone 4S.