Zero Me, 3 of You, & a Post for Everyone

23 March 2015 – No walk this past Saturday, but you don’t have to care, because I have some wonderful images & links for you anyway. All thanks to three of the people who read this blog, and so generously share their ideas and discoveries with me. My thanks to all of you, all the time.

Today, special thanks to Chris, Ginette, and singbetterenglish. (Sorry! a very intereting someone, or a number of someones, tucked away behind that WordPress title.)

The contributions take us from Australia to Ireland to Toronto & back to Australia.

Australia

First up, a splash of Adelaide, more specifically one glimpse of Adelaide street art, thanks to Chris & Susan, and Chris’ camera. They’re just back from a trip to see family and — I am convinced — to get away from Toronto’s winter.

“I thought of you,” says Chris. I say, “I’m glad you did.”

Adelaide Ar Go wall

We’ll return to Australia, I promise.

Ireland

Next, a link from my friend(s) at a very fine WordPress blog called singbetterenglish. Seeing the shamrock in my previous post, they’ve sent the link to another fine WordPress blog called vox hiberionacum (which, if your Latin is a bit wonky, they describe as focusing on Early Irish Christianity and Early Medieval Ireland).

The 21 March post considers all the St. Patrick’s Day carry-ons, and leads with the image that singbetterenglish wants us to see: “St. Patrick having words with the snakes.”

Go see for yourself by clicking here.

Toronto

A Toronto follower, Ginette, sent me the link to an article in a local newspaper, the Toronto Star, tracing how the city’s one-time “war on graffiti” has turned into a collaboration — and a lot of art, with more to come.

Click on the article, and along with the story itself, discover yet more links to — for e.g. — the city’s directory of street artists, the city’s Graffiti Management Plan, and the facilitating organization StART (StreetARToronto, when you spell it all out).

And back to Australia

Now on to Melbourne, a city I regret not being able to squeeze into my own travels in that terrific country. Never mind, Chris has brought me — and now all of you — some of that city’s street art.

Melbourne street art

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Melbourne street art

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Melbourne street art

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Melbourne street art

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Melbourne street art

 

I’m walking again tomorrow — but perhaps you don’t care. Look what I can bring you, even when I haven’t stirred a bone.

Thanks again, to these three “guest columnists” and to everyone who takes the time to send me thoughts and links. We’re all richer when we share.

 

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  1. I am an inconsistent webnaut these days so I might not have noticed, it’s always fun to binge on your posts. I enjoy links too! Thanks for this!

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    • I’m also so complimented, so delighted, when people send me links or even photos to share. I’m glad you enjoy the results.

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  2. Hi Jenny – what a treat to find myself mentioned in a blog! Thank you for that.

    Whenever I read the wonderful vox hiberionacum’s blog, I think about how the internet has led archaeology and ancient history out of the shadows. No more dusty professors with egg on their ties. I like the University College London blog, where they have an ‘Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month’ award: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/museums/ Their museum is great, full of Victorian display cases, jars of moles and other wonders. They’ve brought it to life with their wit, knowledge and iPads bursting with esoteric philosophical questions. Worth a visit if you’re near the British Museum in London.

    All best wishes from rainy Brighton
    Elaine

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