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Good morning...
Thank you for your great response to my St Pancras upload yesterday and a huge thank you to Richard (Dickspics) for his UA, I was chuffed.
Back to Manchester today...Angela took me to a part of town where there is a lot of wall art. I found it very interesting...here are a few of them...
Have a nice Monday, I am off to the dentist first thing this morningSad

Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Aug 2013 - 5:16 PM
Focal Length:30mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
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Title:Wall art
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:12 Aug 2013 - 5:59 AM
Tags:General, Wall art Manchester
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Hermanus  3 South Africa
12 Aug 2013 - 6:10 AM

Good morning Colleen !! Looks like we're in for a week of cold and rain Smile These artists are excellent !! I love the colourful Bicycles in V1 !!

S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 6:16 AM

v1 and v6 are both excellent pictures.

12 Aug 2013 - 6:38 AM

Colourful and interesting Colleen, nice work. Hope it all goes ok at the dentist.


Danial  6 Iran, Islamic Republic of
12 Aug 2013 - 6:42 AM

Hello,What a nice subject Smile


What an excellent set of images, Colleen!
V1 and V6 are just stunning!SmileSmile



A Great colourful setSmile


It's amazing how attitudes change over time..................a few years ago this would be call graffiti and peeps would be prosecuted, now it's wall art and the artists become local heroes...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Nice set of images.............and to be honest some very good wall artists..........GrinGrinGrin:

I wonder why Hitler is always so popular in art..........it must be his angelic features.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By NaturesHaven at 12 Aug 2013 - 7:41 AM
abeeror2  3 Spain
12 Aug 2013 - 7:48 AM

You have the most amazing eye to frame and make a brilliant image of Cities.!

12 Aug 2013 - 8:05 AM

All beautifully captured Colleen. 📷👍😃


V1 my favourite in this super set Colleen,


Fantastic , Colleen ! Ohhhhhh all those colourfull bikes! V1. is my favourite too! GrinTongueWinkSmile --- I hope you have a pleasant dentist session!- I never have! The best possible beginning of the week to you! Jukka.

pollisher  3 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 - 8:56 AM

Terrific. Smile
I just love good graffiti. The best one I have seen to date was in Toronto.
Hope your session with the dentist goes well.

moiral  5 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 - 8:58 AM

There are some excellent graffitti artists around. Great collections here Colleen. Hope not too much pain at dentist. Moira

12 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

Wonderful set of images, who said graffiti isn't art Smile



My thoughts....

What is art?

Back when people said the word art most of us thought of an image of this high class,rich,person who is standing back enjoying this marvellous piece of artwork but thankfully in today's society this image is fast disappearing. Art can be created into anything, it can be created into different forms that both intrigue and stimulate our senses but who actually decides what art is? Who has the right to tell us what we can and cannot do with art?

Graffiti Art

Before I go into discussion about graffiti, I would just like to point out that I will only be discussing the Graffiti art of 'bombing', not the other forms of graffiti that is associated with it.

Graffiti art the urban street art, most people associate it with gang territories, gang writing and punks and hoodlums. When most people see it they think that the area their in is dangerous and unsafe but they only think that because they don't know what the graffiti represents. People detest graffiti and don't see it as art because they believe it only expresses violence and ill intentions.

One of the style's of graffiti is called 'bombing.' Bombing is where the person puts up a piece of writing on a wall or canvas in the style that is their own whether it be in fancy lettering, colours, or even both. The reason why people put up graffiti art such as bombings is because it is a way for them to express themselves. The graffiti is their way of expressing what they think is art and what art may mean and represent to them. This art helps people express who they are and what they feel art should look like and isn't that what art is all about.

Some people have misguided attitudes towards this form of art, "Oh it's just another hoodlum or Gangster disgracing a barren wall with his ugly Gang related art," and of course in some cases this is true. People have also different opinions towards graffiti as well (which they are entitled to), "Oh this is public property you aren't suppose to do this here," and of course in some cases this is also true. This are the reasons why many graffiti is shunned by communities and is made illegal by the law. This is also the reason why they are so many illegally drawn graffiti arts as younger generations feel like they cannot do what they think helps them to express themselves. It is like we are dictating to them what art is and should be. Instead of dictating to them what art should look like we should allow them to express themselves in legal events and maybe develop this new art form into something pleasing for all viewers.

Of course different people have opinions and thoughts about this art, please feel free to comment on anything you think about graffiti and any issues that need addressing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 9:56 AM

Art for Art's sake . Well captured Colleen SmileSmile


12 Aug 2013 - 10:10 AM

V1 for me Colleen...also love the way you managed to captured sticker art on the lamp posts...which is also on doors and huge in Manchester. The graffiti you have displayed all have permission and are sponsored by various private outlets in the city....there's a craft shop that provides the materials, there are cafes that provide food and drink, the owners of which feel the artwork helps to promote the city's creative quarter. Angela


Angela did you proud taking you round so many places of interest.
Great work here by those wonderful artists.
Well taken and most interesting images Colleen.


I love street art, always have, in all its forms, while it is still referred to as graffiti, which is often used as a derogative term, I prefer the term Street Art. If you look in V1 the perspectives are great, the colours are stunning and the stories are numerous. Back in the day of the old Masters Art was used because Camera's were not then available, i.e. to depict society albeit initially the high society of the day. Street Art does exactly the same, which suggests that the more we move forward the more we stay the same, it's just that this form of Art is no longer exclusive to the high societies, but thankfully, now available to all.

This is a thought provoking and debate setting collection of images Colleen, one you should be very proud of.



A great series Colleen. I love V1, so much crammed into one space and love the bicycles GrinGrin


12 Aug 2013 - 11:17 AM

Super set


Amazing shots Colleen, not one as a preference as all so well captured
Good luck with the dentist!Blush


Magic work..


gallero  4 Venezuela
12 Aug 2013 - 1:16 PM

Una maravillosa fotografia, de una gran obra de arte..


A great series of street art images Colleen,Smile some of these people are very talented, and I agree with Nathan, that they should have somewere to express their art legally, would make more great images for us to captureSmile



you have captured some fabulous work here
poor you with the dentist!!!


Fantastic collection of Wall Art/Graffetti by some talented artists, very well captured Colleen


mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:55 PM

A colourful bit of artwork here Colleen,
despite the differing views on it !!
And don't you just love the sound of a whirring dentists drill ?
Enjoy it !!


Fascinating set of shots Colleen. Think i should visit Manchester one day

kel55  3 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 3:49 PM

Wow Colleen what fantastic find this is , you have captured is very well , image it would look great with sun light casting shadows , you might have to make the trip back to get the shotWink


Beautiful set !


Some very artistic work here, Colleen! Think V1 just has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile


A wonderful set of images Colleen. Some of them are pieces of art I think. V1 is really outstanding.

CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 4:13 PM

nice set of captures, with plenty of colour, great clarity

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 5:10 PM

Another great set Colleen, V1 takes a lot of beating.


V1 is a super capture of that lovely artwork and esp. with the bikes.


Such a colourful set - V1 for meSmile


Very good arty collection. Look forward to seeing some close-ups of dental instruments soon then.WinkSmile



Great work Colleen.



Brilliant - and all so well composed!

12 Aug 2013 - 7:27 PM

Excellent set Colleen V1 for meSmileSmile

12 Aug 2013 - 7:28 PM

Lovely shots - I think they go together well as a series, so don't have a favourite as such.


Stunning set of images - without doubt V1 for me - Excellent!!


An interesting set of images,

Ali SmileSmileSmile


Excellent set of images Colleen..Lin


Wonderful photography Colleen.

Jenny Smile

Potra  2 Venezuela
12 Aug 2013 - 10:19 PM

Thanks for bringing a piece of a different world to us.


Fantastic set Colleen. Just love them all. Cathy


V1 is an eyepopper Colleen, wonderful Grin I love this set, as I also love some graffiti that I see around locally GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

Ps hope the dentist visit is fast and painless Sad


The art work on them all is very good but the wall in V1 is mind blowing! Thanks for sharing these with us, they are a real eye opener!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


Outstanding images, I like them all! Grin


Awesome collection of street art.

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