Street art jazzes up neighborhood



“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.” ― Carla H. Krueger

V I S U A L L Y   S T I M U L A T I N G   O R   G R A F F I T I  ?

In this week’s installment of Susan and my alternative website, “Weekly Prompts“, the photo challenge concerns the word “UP’. It is a simple, two letter word that holds a smattering of possible definitions for many folks. We ask you to give us your take on how you interpret it. Grab your camera. Be brave. Be bold. Be artistic. But be yourself. Here is my interpretation of the word up meaning uplifting. — gc


These street murals are one of the many displayed on the outer walls of a neighborhood medical center. Before their appearance the walls were painted a bland color, uninspiring and did not add much spirit to the area.

After the “art work” was placed in the area people visiting the clinic and passersby take a few moments to view these colorful displays. Hopefully their spirits will be lifted for a short time at least.

These murals are not graffiti. They have become an essential part of this artistically driven neighborhood near a local university.


Photo Challenge Up




  1. Very colourful. And Yes, a big improvement on some of the ‘artwork’ I’ve noticed in some of the seedy areas of the city! Not that I personally frequent such areas, but sometimes I drive past! 😀

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    • Thank you Lisa. Agree with you 100 per cent. There are other types street art that is not as creatively aesthetic as the quality work but such is life. Thank you for your comment. 🙂


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