Wednesday, 10 August 2011

10 Things on the 10th - a Wall of Art

This is my post for Shimelle's monthly link up......10 Things on the 10th.....see more here.
OH and myself.....spent a morning in Ramsgate.....on the way to visit a friend.......we looked round the market.....stopped for a coffee.....and then down to the harbour and seafront

We wanted to go in the Maritime Museum.......but it was closed........though it should have been open.
 We wanted to go on the tug......but it was closed.......though it should have been open.
We walked a bit further......and were about to start wandering back......when we came upon something amazing......a large seafront building project......surrounded by hundreds of feet of hoardings.....turned into a vast outdoor art gallery.......called 'A Wall of Art'
There were about 100 large paintings......all related to Ramsgate in some way........here's just a very few of them.








Just 10 of them....wish I could show them all.....if you're in Kent......go take a look.....or if not......take a look here.

28 comments:

Alison said...

These are fab, Jacky...great idea to have a 'Wall of Art'....it would really cheer up the 'front' here in Whitley Bay!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Amazing art Jacky. Love the second one of the plump lady in her swimsuit - I had a feeling I was looking in a mirror!

Sheena said...

What a lovely surprise to find such amazing art work used in this way x

Deb said...

wow, love that wall of art. Thanks for sharing.

Kathyk said...

Looks like you had a good time despite everything being closed (went to Pompeii to take in history once and ..... you guessed it, closed!!!!)

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Sian said...

You have put me in the mood for a visit to the seaside now :) With your great glimpse of somewhere I've never been

Carolyn Phillips said...

How fabulous.

Elizabeth said...

A wall of art beats a wall of graffiti anytime!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Wow! That wall of art is AMAZING. I looked at the photos a few times! Love your list of 10 on the 10th, Jacky. Your photos are lovely. xo

Fiona said...

Fabulous, it is always good to come across something unexpectedly.

Photographing Mom said...

What a neat surprise! Glad you got to enjoy it and glad you got to share it. :)

Irene said...

I'm coming down to Kent next month for a few weeks...we'll have a look. I feel a bit like the swimming cos' lady at the moment!
Irene x

Sandra said...

Oh I think a visit will certainly be on the cards for me now :)

Connie said...

those are awesome!!!

debs14 said...

What a great wall of art - I love the old seaside postcard style, so typically British!

Cheri said...

How lucky to have happened on that! So cool!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful discovery - thanks for sharing about it.

Tracy said...

Shame things were closed but the art looks fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

alexa said...

These are just stunning - what a find! And thank-you for posting so many of them for those of us too far away to visit!

Amy said...

That is such an excellent idea - thanks for sharing them Jacky, I've loved this burst of colour this afternoon!

Beverly said...

Jacky, What a wonderful gift to stumble upon. I love the colors and just the fact that the wall was not left bare. Very cool ten things list :)

Cheryl McCain said...

This is amazing and I imagine that the photos don't really do the wall of art justice. So happy you shared some of it!

Amanda said...

How could I not have seen these? Next time I visit Ramsgate I'll have to take a look.

If I'd known you were coming this way I could have given you the book in person.

Katiejane said...

Great photos Jacky, love the last one!
Katie x

Sandie said...

I started chuckling to myself when everything was closed that you wanted to see, but sometimes the unexpected can be extra special and it sounds like this Wall of Art was just that! Lovely photos, Jacky.
I especially like the red boat with houses along the sea front.

Maria Ontiveros said...

So cool. Reminds me bit of the beach shacks we saw.
Rinda

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
Oh Wow...Thanks for posting these up...I would love to see all 100!
Surely seeing all that free Art makes up for the others closures...

Rachel B said...

They are great! Sorry I haven't been to visit in a while - just having a catch up now :)