Street Art

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by booze and cake, 24 Jul 2017.

  1. OP
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    Theresa May still can't see her Brexit deal is a polished turd that's about to get flushed, so moves are afoot to take back control. This govt droid is clearly faulty.
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    And from droids from the dark side, we move onto hero droids from the rebel alliance. Pad303's most recent work is a departure from his series of animals.
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    This time we have an X-fighter from the Star Wars films, and this one must belong to Luke Skywalker as you can see his flying companion R2D2^_^.
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  2. Reynard

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    Wow, that x-wing starfighter is just amazing :wub:
     
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  3. OP
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    Here's an Artful Dodger near Elephant & Castle referencing the recent controversy surrounding Liam Neeson. 'Mistaken' being a take on Neeson's 'Taken' and 'Taken 2' films.
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    2 more birds by Aspire, one in Hackney one in Lambeth.
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    So nice to see the sun shining, let there be light!
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  4. SteveF

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    Couple in New Coulston Street, apologies if posted previously...

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  5. OP
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    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    No worries @SteveF we've had them but no problem seeing them again, the Jack Nicholson is brilliant and is a fairly recent one by Zabou. The girl is by Jimmy C, and is from way back in the early days of this thread, and I don't know who did the zombie girl, but I remember posting it in reply to @AndyRM 's post about his little one having a meltdown back on page 17^_^ https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/street-art.221565/page-17#post-4990995

    You've got to watch out for the zombies, they tend to hunt in packs, nobody is safe, look they've even got Mother Teresa:eek:
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  6. OP
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    Lovely weather today, found a lovely Barn Owl by Aspire in Penge.
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    Shorts and short sleeves weather, and with the clocks changing this weekend its British Summer Time, break out the sunglasses:sun:
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  7. OP
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    booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    A new work has gone up in Union St next to the Fagin and Artful Dodger portraits from page 67. Its by the same artist that did those, Trafford Parsons.
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    Its not Mark Wahlberg:whistle:, the smiley face on the cap is a clue.
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    Its one of the founding fathers of the acid house and rave music scene in UK, Danny Rampling. Rampling went to Ibiza in 1987 for a week with some others, including fellow DJ legend Paul Oakenfold. That trip, which was apparently for Oakenfold's birthday, was a historic event for music in the UK. Upon their return both set up some of the founding rave club nights in London. Rampling set of Shoom, a club night in a basement gym on Thrale Street, just a few streets away from this artwork. Paul Oakenfold set up a night at the Project Club in Streatham. More info: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/...don-club-that-kicked-off-rave-culture-195865/
    Both featured on the recent BBC series called 'Can you feel it - How dance music changed the world'. Fellow legendary DJ Carl Cox also played at both, I think he even supplied the sound system for Shoom. The series was in 3 parts, part 1 was an interesting history lesson, and the 3rd part featured the hideous, soulless, sterile EDM movement, but the 2nd episode was gold for my generation, the hands in the air rave generation of the late 80's and early 90's. I cannot see it showing on iplayer but I found it on Youtube.
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxsnVD5J-_0&t=2714s
    Oakenfold visits and talks about the site of his old Project Club in Streatham from 24-26 mins in the above clip. In it he says the building should have a plaque it was that important. The building today is just a Workspace building, and I'm sure most of the occupants have no idea of the buildings place in UK music history. I went along today to have a look. As he says there is no trace of its former history.
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    And I went to find the location of the old Shoom club near Southwark bridge too. I found it, after all these years it is still a gym.
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    Again there is nothing to indicate the history. I agree with Paul Oakenfold, both places are worthy of a plaque, but also I love how such plain looking buildings hold some amazing secrets, just waiting to be discovered if you scratch beneath the surface. I've been past the building in Streatham 100's of times, and Thrale St is just by major cycle super highway, CS7, which I've been along 1000's of times, and I've been completely oblivious. It's amazing what you learn from just cycling about:okay:
     
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  8. Proto

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    A22B100A-BCC6-447F-95FB-B33958753B94.jpeg Utrecht, Artist asked locals to nominate their favourite books and included them in the mural. Looks fantastic.

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  9. OP
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    @Proto thanks, that's excellent:okay:
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  10. Reynard

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    I spotted a large (toy breed) dog on the side of a building near the Rotherhithe Tunnel on Saturday evening. I was driving, so couldn't stop. It's on the north side of the river IIRC...
     
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  11. OP
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    booze and cake

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    @Reynard that sounds like the huge chihuahua on Crisp Street by Irony and Boe, from way back at the beginning of this thread on page 2. It was the biggest one I'd seen at the time by far, and is still mighty impressive, this one?
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    Here's a few small ones I came across on Great eastern St. We've had a few 'face the strange' ones before, and they continue to be that, full English anyone?
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    Do you recognise the text from the top left corner?......They are lyrics from the song 'changes' by David Bowie.

    The Donald likes to think of himself as some kind of cool mafia type. He's been called many things in his time, but I'm pretty sure he's never been called cool by anyone but himself. He's much more in the worlds most embarrassing dad category.
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    And this is new in Waterloo.
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  12. Reynard

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    I don't think so, @booze and cake

    The dog was white, and on the side of an older building, but it's certainly on the same scale. It's somewhere on the road between the ExCel and the Rotherhithe Tunnel. IIRC it's on the 15 bus route, if that's any help.
     
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  13. OP
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    booze and cake

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    @Reynard its not for me to say what you saw or where......but are you sure:whistle:^_^

    The one I posted is right on the route of the 15 bus at Poplar. I spelt the street name wrong above, it should read 'Chrisp st', the exact spot is here on google maps, with the dog clearly visible.
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    Where were you when you spotted it? If you're sure that's not the dog or location, are you able to narrow the location down a bit more? I've not been over that way for a while, so there may of course have been some new additions for me to seek out. My photo above was one of the first I took for this thread so that's a few years old already, maybe the work has faded a bit since then too.

    And here's another that can change colour from one moment to the next^_^.
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  14. Reynard

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    I'm really not sure. :scratch: But then I might be, umm, barking up the wrong tree, given that I was trying so hard not to get lost. Urban driving is not my forte. I have it in my head that the dog was white, longhaired-ish and on an older building in a much more built-up area.

    I would guess closer to the Rotherhithe Tunnel iirc, so Limehouse perhaps? I was driving on the A1261 and do recall seeing a road sign for Surrey Quays nearby. But I really don't know the area, so sorry, can't pin it down any further. It was north of the river though.
     
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  15. OP
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    booze and cake

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    Yep inner London driving requires full concentration at all times and is definitely not a relaxing sight seeing activity. Cycling is much better for street art spotting, 95% of my finds are by bike. At the moment I'm driving about 200 miles a week, and cycling about 200 miles a week, all in London, so need eyes in the back of my head, which helps with this thread^_^. I'll try and get over that way soon.

    And while we're on cars, I think the car in this is an old Ford Mustang, like the one used by Steve McQueen in the classic film Bullitt.
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