Earlier this week Kongo visited Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera (the quarry) in Barcelona. This home was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and built in 1910. Kongo–under the guiding instruction of Mrs. Kongo–has become a bit of an architecture groupie and visiting the modernistic creation on the Passeig de Gràcia was a highlight of their stay in Spain.
Nestled beneath the San Diego side of the Coronado Bridge is Chicano Park. This is a fascinating place filled with interesting characters, dozens of intersecting lines, and some of the most magnificent street murals in the world. The murals are the real draw to this little culture pocket a mile or so from glitzy downtown. Kongo visited it this evening with friend John. Continue reading “Chicano Park”
This week’s Photo Challenge from WordPress is A Work of Art. In this image a woman in New York’s Central Park sits for her Work of Art from a sidewalk artist. See more Works of Art at the Photo Challenge Website. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: A Work of Art
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is silver. Above a wire sculpture at an outdoor art show in La Jolla, California provides a silvery countenance for the theme. When you touch the hair it jiggles for minutes. See more silvery images at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog. Continue reading Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Silver
While rushing to make a quick connection at ATL this morning, Kongo passed this flying corn art at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal E. Not quite sure the monkey gets the message here but it was fun and caused you to look twice. There’s lots of art at ATL and history too. When you go through the world’s busiest airport and you have some extra time, go exploring. Kongo likes the art between Terminals A and B in the tunnel (walk don’t take the train). He likes the art by school children in Terminal T. And there’s all kind of strange fashion … Continue reading Flying Corn