Travel theme: Paint

I’ve been doing a little bit of decorating this week and am currently paint-splattered and taking a break, so here are a few paint-themed photos from past travels. First up, a glamorous mural adorns the derelict interior of an abandoned casino on the Asbury Park boardwalk in New Jersey.

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Some more murals; this one is part of the Mural Mile in Philadelphia


…and these fabulous murals of Bogie and Bergman create the perfect frame for an outdoor movie screen in Seattle’s Fremont neighbourhood.

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Then there was the faded paint-peeling glory of Coney Island

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..and last, but certainly not least, the adorable Donkey from Shrek, carved with a chainsaw and painted to perfection, on the way to California’s Lost Coast.

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Have you got your paintbrush (or your camera) at the ready? If you would like to join in and create your own interpretation of this week’s theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? – Pablo Picasso

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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83 Responses to Travel theme: Paint

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  3. Hi Ailsa,
    My sister is a painter, an Alaskan artist, so I think this would be a great post for this week’s theme. Thanks for another great challenge!

    • ailsapm says:

      Congrats to your sis on her solo show, I love that rainbow coloured painting, but boy, Naomi, those first two photos are stunners, I just love a good old-fashioned snowy winter!

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  5. aj vosse says:

    I’m going to have fun with this one… painting by numbers or what?? No… I’ll let the brushes do the talking! 😉

  6. I adore the mural of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Ailsa!
    Give Donkey a hug from me? And then the faded but beautiful glory Coney Island… happy sigh.
    Here are my paint photos:
    Hugs, enjoy the weekend, dear.

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh what a lovely post, Marion, my favourite, like yours, is the last one of Julia’s vase, so pretty, but wow, that one of Hoensbroek Castle is amazing, the painting on the inside of the piano is stunning. What a great place to grow up next to. Happy weekend to you too! xxx

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  8. A new paint job for the Yellow Submarine of Brooklyn:

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh how much fun, Vlad, I love that they’ve given the trusty old sub a new lease of life, it looks so cheery with its bright yellow coat! I love the GoPro footage too, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting one, how are you liking it? xxx

      • Thanks, Ailsa! 🙂

        This is a basic GoPro Hero that Johna was given as a freebie at an event. The various flavors of Hero 3 and 4 are more sophisticated. But even the basic version is pretty good, as long as you don’t expect anything beyond a bare-bones functionality. The quality of the video is not bad. The main problem for me for kayaking is how to mount the camera. There are many options, but most of them involve attaching the camera to a rigid surface, of which there aren’t many in my boat. I also want to be able to reach the camera to start and stop the recording. This video was taken with the camera in a chest harness, which was comfortable but doesn’t offer the best view. I’ll probably have to wear a helmet and attach the camera to that, which is what most people seem to be doing…

  9. klara says:

    Brussels has a unique comic strip route with more than 40 big murals depicting scenes from comic books.

    • ailsapm says:

      How fabulous, Klara, I love that guy sneaking in the girl’s window. 🙂

    • Heyjude says:

      Klara I love your mural! I have problems commenting on your site for some reason. I haven’t been able to comment on the bench photos either – it won’t accept my WP account any more the comment box just reverts to anonymous and then when I press publish it goes back to preview.

      • klara says:

        Thanks Jude, I don’t know what is it about comments on my blog, sometimes, for some unknown reasons, some people just can’t comment. And I allowed everything – in the settings removed any possible hurdle. Still….

        • Heyjude says:

          Well I used to be able to log in using WP and then it stopped, but now I can comment by using the URL choice. Maybe you should swap over to WordPress? 😀

      • Sue says:

        I have the same problem as Jude, Klara! Loved this image!

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  20. Cee Neuner says:

    Great paint jobs you have found for your topic.
    Here is mine for the week.

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  22. Leya says:

    Great series, Ailsa! Fun theme and I love Bogie and bergman of course…being slightly biased…
    Here’s my take from Riga:

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  29. cocoaupnorth says:

    Fantastic theme as usual:). Here’s my contribution;

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  35. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa and everybody !
    Here my entry this week !

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  37. I enjoy watching street art with chalks. It’s a huge feat. The hand is outstanding. The message is clear. I hope you enjoy my entry for this week.

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