I really enjoy visiting the ancient city of Cahors when I’m in France. It was a sizeable settlement even before the Romans turned up. It’s famous for it’s wines and historic streets. There’s a lot to see on a wander around.
Bristol is my staging post to fly to Toulouse, so it’s always a good place to spend a few days. It has some great street art (home of Banksy). I got to see some being made…. well it’s really an ad for a new beer being made by the wonderful Ostrich Hotel.
I also got to finally visit the Bristol M Shed. It’s a relaxed, informal museum about Bristol. I was very interested to see the exhibit on street protests. In this case it was about the lack of disabled access to the new Arnolfini Art Gallery cafe.
This is a song I made when I was much much younger. The singer is the wonderful Lizzy Hogan, Ric Grudzinskas played bass, George Sutanovic drums and Linz Norris and myself on guitars. I’ve been making low budget, lo-fi clips to post stuff on Youtube. The images are from my Street Art photo file.
The song is copyright J P Horsam/I M Hogan 1979-2021 as updated. Please refer to my About page for full copyright details regarding the photos.
As anywhere in France, this city lets art flourish. It’s as much part of the culture as the amazing food. I was planning to be there about now, but alas…. no one’s going anywhere. I can dream. I’ll be back.
Here’s some street art…. as Michelin would say, Narbonne is well worth the detour.
Some more photos from the latest Newtown safari. King St is a really buzzing place. If you look up you’ll see lots of ornate buildings from the late 19th century. The street art is constantly renewing itself.
The 1920s Californian /Egyptian style service station is looking in pretty bad shape. I hope it gets preserved.
I went back yet again to my old stomping ground, Newtown in Sydney. There’s some fascinating buildings, which I’ll blog next. There’s also some great street art. I think I could run a tourist safari out there…..
Great street art and a Dodge Phoenix…. (1961?)
When I was taking this one a man walked past and said ‘I think the drawing’s terrible, but each time I walk past it I can hear it!’ Kookaburra
All credit must go the artists… I just pointed a camera
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