Street art – a Sunday morning walk through an old town in Provence

When the Ice Melts, the Polar Bear is Grumpy. By Jean-Marc Navello.

This Sunday morn, I was making my way to get a baguette and croissants in a part of town I seldom travel, when I came across this polar bear and other street art to make you stop and stare. In truth, I’d seen this the week before, but didn’t have my camera on me. This morning I did 🙂

Below: also by Jean-Marc Navello.


Below: The Kid… (artist unknown)


Below: the town mural. Many French towns and villages have huge murals like this one painted on a side of a building. This scene depicts the town in older and more rural days.


Magic!

Then there is the local primary school… and a huge, magnificent fantasy scene based on the town in magical days before us humans went trudging about early in the morn in search of a baguette and croissants…


The artist: Loïko


Le Rocher of La Garde. The 11th century castle and chapel depicted from alternative views…

Le Rocher. La Garde. photo par TVTA.


Below: perpetuating the myth of certain creatures which inhabit the New York sewer system (and we’re not talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).


Woof! (not Wooof)


Meow! (not Wooof)


And finally, a retro poster found about town… and another polar bear to end a post which began with a polar bear.

If you would like to learn more about polar bears, then check out TVTA’s polar-bear-in-a-fridge!!!

For now, that’s all folks. Thanks for taking an early morning stroll with us 🙂

24 thoughts on “Street art – a Sunday morning walk through an old town in Provence

  1. Incredible! I thought I was viewing our friend Resa’s blog just for a moment! You certainly live in a much nicer part of the world than I do, there is no art or scenery like this where I am (unless you count the ridge of hills that run down the length of England I can just make out on the horizon from my cave). Beautiful images and town.
    And a little joke to end on….Why don’t polar bears eat penguins?….Because they can’t get the wrappers off them! (P…P…P…pick up a Penguin!)

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  2. Cheers, FT. Rarr… haven’t had a Penguin in ages! Used to love them, and their brightly coloured packaging.
    Yes, I’m lucky I’m in a nice part of the world at the mo. Finding those street art goodies was a treat. Normally you have to travel into a city to see stuff like that.

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    • Cheers RetroDee – the cat is my favourite too. I pass it each time I come back from work and always say ‘Meow’ to it 🙂 Even now it still sometimes catches me unawares, and I think it’s a real cat peeping from behind the wall.

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  3. Ahhh, street art!!
    It’s no wonder works like the ones you portrayed are enhancing the quality of shared living spaces.
    What is strange though, is that towns are hesitant to make them an organic part….
    Have a great day my friend.

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    • Our town is mostly inhabited by conservative elderly… the long-standing conservative mayor always wins elections because he has the numbers and makes sure he looks after them by offering tons of free stuff and events for them.
      It makes a change here to have something aimed at younger generations and given its own quarter.
      Stay safe and well my friend, and enjoy the rest of the weekend 🙂

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