PPAC: Architecture and ornaments

What I like the most about this new public art challenge is that everything goes and there is no limit to what you post. Art is where you see it.

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Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) is in its second week and Cee is the host. She’s got some joyous examples. If you wish to show us which art that you see in the streets makes you happy or think or feel, put it in a post and leave the link in a comment to her post.

I don’t think this topic can ever be drained, and I really like it how everything goes, as long as it’s publicly on view. As for what art is and isn’t, probably there are as many opinions as there are people.

Today I have selected twenty artistic architectural elements from both my countries – Slovenia where I was born and Italy were I have been living for eight years. All the photos were taken between 2014 and 2018.

By coincidence (no such thing!) there are some examples of public art also in my today’s blogging memories. I have been posting them at the end of each post on a daily basis for longer than a month. It was a spur of the moment decision but I really enjoy it. I hope you do as well.

Two photos in this post carry special stories. The first one in the gallery is from the times when I didn’t yet post Thursday Doors and yet amore knew where I was headed and took me to see this beauty. If you’re in the neighbourhood, it’s in Rome, Via di San Pancrazio, 6.

The photo before last is of the multi-purpose Arena Stožice in Ljubljana. First of all, who thought of this name and is there a non-Slovenian who will ever be able to pronounce it? Second, it deserves a better picture taken. I will, promise. And third, after seeing this winning design by Sadar Vuga Architects in a newspaper, I liked it so much that I cut it out and pasted it on my wall. And now, even though it was built back in 2010, I have yet to enter it. One of the first concerts was by Leonard Cohen and it lasted four hours. I was still living there and missed it.

For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Cee at Cee’s Photo Challenges

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22 thoughts on “PPAC: Architecture and ornaments

  1. This post made me smile, Manja. I love that you overlooked the grumpy men until just now! LOL Your eyes are more focused on the fun in life. You have an amazing array of art. The girl swinging is sweet and fun! Thanks for joining in. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marsha, much fun was had with it. Well, I didn’t notice them all my life until 2017 when I took this photo. I just never looked up even though I passed underneath countless times. And yes, I prefer the fun part. 🙂

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