WPC: WORK OF ART

I am not a fan of  Graffiti, but it seems to be quite popular these days especially with the mystery (not to mention the value) surrounding Banksy’s work.   So, riding on the popularity of this kind of street art, I am sharing today some wall art that I saw decorating some buildings in the oldContinue reading “WPC: WORK OF ART”

WPC: STREET LIFE

In February, my husband and I had our annual date-without-the-children day.  Because it was our 10th anniversary, we decided to go to somewhere special.  We watched a play.   There was a big snowstorm in the forecast but we pushed through with our plans anyway.  After all, that was our only chance to be out byContinue reading “WPC: STREET LIFE”

WPC: WINDOWS

This is what I think art is and what I demand of it: that it pull everyone in, that it show one person another’s most intimate thoughts and feelings, that it throw open the window of the soul. ~ Felix Mendelssohn Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be ableContinue reading “WPC: WINDOWS”

WPC: COMMUNITY

SHAMISEN In the corner of a busy street and the public square she strummed her shamisen inviting the harried passerby to live in another time. Who heeds the call of her three-stringed guitar everyone is hurrying after his own star with those few moments in his hand could he even dare spare a second toContinue reading “WPC: COMMUNITY”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MASTERPIECE

The streets of Montreal, especially the Old Port area, teem with masterpieces: buildings, parks, gardens, even  cobbled streets. They are fascinating and beautiful. Equally fascinating, and perhaps even more so, were the works of art that unfolded right before the  eyes.  I guess it is because the audience became a part of the creative processContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MASTERPIECE”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GOLDEN HOUR

Tired from walking around the Old Port section of Montreal, we stopped by a pocket park surrounded by some of those beautiful buildings that dot this beautiful city.  The centerpiece of this place was a gushing water fountain that glistened under the (almost) lowering sun. One group distinguished itself from the mass of people thatContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GOLDEN HOUR”