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Brick Lane, London – Sandra Walker RI, watercolourist

© Sandra Walker RI

© Daphne Hughes

© Daphne Hughes

Sandra Walker RI (Member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour) is an American watercolourist living in the UK and is regarded one of the world’s finest photorealists. I am honored to have caught Sandra’s artistic eye and to have had several of my photographs reproduced by her. Above is a recent watercolor of a street artist mural on Brick Lane in East London. Sandra was also kind enough to include her working photographs used to reproduce this street scene.

According to a Wikipedia article on Brick Lane, a street in East London, England:

It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Today, it is the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi-Sylheti community and is known to some as Banglatown. It is famous for its many curry houses.

A Brick Lane not-for-profit website [www.visitbricklane.org/#/brick-lane-street-art/4537674490] touts its street art.

Offley [Porto] – Villa Nova de Gaia, Portugal – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Founded by William Offley, in 1737, the company gained worldwide fame and prestige under the guidance of Joseph James Forrester, a legendary figure in the history of Porto Wine, who was later appointed Baron by the King of Portugal.

Baron of Forrester, a businessman, oenologist, highly respected taster of wines, artist and cartographer, was one of the most important characters in Porto wine’s history.

The ancestral Offley Cellars offer to their visitors a unique experience in an ambiance where tranquility and silence reign. Offley Forrester – cavesvinhodoporto [dot] com

Transmission Service – 12th Ave. & East Union St. – Seattle, WA – West Coast Correspondent, Fred King

© Fred King

Morristown Electrical Supply Co. – Morristown, NJ

Composite shot – © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Uneeda Biscuit – Moglia’s Ice Cream – Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum – Morristown, NJ

Morris Street across from the train station © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

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Morris Street across from the train station © Frank H. Jump

Moglia’s – The Ice Cream That’s Different – © Frank H. Jump

After Every Meal…Wrigley’s Spearmint Chewing Gum – The Flavor Lasts © Frank H. Jump

Duke University Digital Libraries – Atlantic City circa 1925

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The Notorious B.I.G. Mural – Queens Graffiti – August 2010 – Gaia Son

August 2010 © Gaia Son

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. – Wikipedia

Had he not been killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, Biggie would have been 42. Another great shot of this mural can be seen on Not A Queens Photo Blog [http://bit.ly/Z2X0Gq].

Bless Yourself – Billboard Graffiti – Queens, NY – Gaia Son

August 2010 © Gaia Son

Louise Bourgeois’ Crouching Spider Sculpture – Gemeentemuseum – Den Haag, NL – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, one of the most important artists in modern and contemporary art, and known for her spider structures which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. – Wikipedia

Remembering Frans Broekveldt – 2 Oktober, 1940 – 9 Februari, 2009

Frans Broekveldt as a child.

Frans Broekveldt III as a child.

Frans Broekveldt III - Adolescent in the Dam Square

Frans Broekveldt III – Adolescent in the Dam Square

Frans as a young adult.

Frans as a young adult.

Remembering my uncle Frans on his birthday. Back in 1978, I bought him the 12 inch single of Miss You by the Rolling Stones. Frans loved that song and it was on his turntable most of the time. Later that summer I danced next to Mick Jagger at Studio 54 and overheard he and Bianca having the most ridiculous argument at the bar. Never had a chance to share that story with my uncle. Miss you Oom Frans.

Den Haag Repaint – P. v. Osselen Automobielen Garage – Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Telephoon N° 661© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Rent and repair of bicycles (archaic) and automobiles © Gaia Son

I appreciate the efforts to restore these ads but I wish they would just leave them alone. Many are not nearly as aesthetically pleasing than the original fade (i.e. Philips, Harlingen NL).