Street art, in all of its forms..,those of you who have visited the Tavern before know that I have a special affinity for street art. It is the art of the people, acessable to all. Unlike the artwork found in museums, galleries, and private homes, however, it is more tranistory in nature. Sometime, perhaps in the not too distant future, it may be eliminated by building owners or the city. Over a longer period of time, it will fade away because of the natural elements. From the perspective of one who loves both photography and history, I feel that these pieces of art should be preserved, and aim my camera lens in their direction.
Dulin's street art is almost as prolific as Philadelphia's, the city where I discoved the most and varied street art in my travels. It was difficult to select a limited number of examples for this blog, but I did try to come up with a sample. I'll try to explain why I chose these particular pieces::
Celtic Tiger Prawn Soup- The Celtic Tiger referred to Ireland during the hight of the economic boom
Viking Ireland- On a boat tour on the Liffey, I learned that the Vikings named the city.
Skeleton Fresh-Remember the Irish myths of banshees and other creatures?
HiYa-The current form of "hello" heard in many a pub and one of the Little People as well.
Good Imp-Bad Imp-Mythology with a tongue-in-cheek humor is amusing to me.
Building 'R'- The unreal projected from a building reminde me of the movie, "Ghost Busters".
As I said originally, Dublin has many more and they are just one of the various reasons to put the city on your "places to visit" list.
Thanks for stopping by, feel free to come again. In the meantime, may your travels be interesting and enjoyable.