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April 13, 2012

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects…

by Andrea O'Connell
Art on Miami Apartment Building

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to illustrate two subjects in a photo.

This was the first photo I thought of….  I really love that this image is so unexpected!  It’s such an odd thing to see as you drive the turnpike in Miami.

I captured this through the window of a car – about three weeks ago.  I was a passenger in the car and happened to have my camera in my lap when I saw this out of nowhere!   I nearly missed it, too.  Fortunately I got the shot on the first try.

And, the sky that day was really that blue!

In a sense, there are three subjects in this photo: The artwork, the building, and the bluer-than-blue sky.

I don’t know why this whimsical piece of art is on this apartment building, which is about 15 stories high, but it’s clearly been put there purposely.  Maybe a tenant placed it there?

I don’t know if it’s even still hanging on the building.

I think it resembles the work of artist Romero Brito, the Brazilian pop-artist, who makes Miami his home.  But, he generally signs his work.

So, it’s a mystery – a whimsical and beautiful mystery!

Somewhere in Miami this colorful artwork is happily hanging on the side of an apartment building! Photo by Andrea O’Connell, 2012

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25 Comments Post a comment
  1. Apr 14 2012

    A great photo for the first try inside a car. Love it!!

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hi Changeversations (love that name!) Thank you so much…. It was quite a surprising sight to see!

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  2. Apr 14 2012

    I used to and partly still do compare skies in Florida to the occasional blue here in the UK. I still think there is no other blue that compares to the Florida blues. I loved ‘em. Beautiful picture..;)

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hi Cobbies! Yes, when the sky is blue like that, it’s heavan! I find it’s difficult to have a bad day under a sky like that!

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  3. Apr 14 2012

    Wow, great shot although I don’t know how I’d feel if I lived there and my balcony was blocked up with it. It reminds me of an episode of “Frasier” when someone hung a flag on the building and blocked his view. Cool shot – especially as you were on the run!! Well done!!

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hi Louise…LOL! Well, the good thing is it is hanging where the stairwell is… thanks so much for your visiting and for your kind comments! :)

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  4. Apr 14 2012

    incredible, it looks surreal :)

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hey there, Dadirri… I agree…there is something surreal about seeing something like this, out of the blue – or rather, in the blue sky! Tee hee.

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  5. What a fun image! Great job catching this picture.

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Thanks a bunch! Thanks for stopping by and commenting… I appreciate it very much… :)

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hi Jo, Thanks so much! Yours are lovely, too! You got my vote, by the way, on the contest! :)

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      • Apr 16 2012

        Thanks Andrea…I really appreciate you taking the time to visit the website and vote for my blog. Thanks !!!!

  6. Apr 14 2012

    Great entry for the subject at hand. I also suspect this cheery lady serves as a landmark as well. I can just hear the way someone might give directions, using her as a reference point.

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hi Orpies… Yes, that’s a good point! Go past the flying lady…. turn right at the droopy guy and blah blah blah! LOL!

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      • Apr 16 2012

        Exactly! :)

  7. Apr 16 2012

    fun!

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  8. Apr 16 2012

    If You don’t care about blogging awards, don’t go here: http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/versatile-blogger-award-2-the-green-badge-returns/ ;-)

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hi Mothergrogan and thank you so much for listing my blog for an award, too! I really do appreciate it more than you know!

      Reply
  9. Apr 16 2012

    Such a vibrant capture. Is that the shadow behind it or was it painted on? Love the patterns!

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    • Apr 16 2012

      Hi Angelique… Yes, it’s the shadow. The day was so bright and blue and captured that shadow, too…. :)

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  10. Apr 18 2012

    What a great shot! Perfect picture to go with this week’s theme. Great post.

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  11. Apr 29 2012

    Hi. Great work. You & I have the same wordpress theme by the way.

    Reply

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