NEW YORK CITY (EAST VILLAGE,) NEW YORK STREET ART: R.I.P. TRIBUTE TO SOPHIE XEON

Hugogyrl https://www.instagram.com/hugogyrl/?hl=en Location: 2nd & Houston

June 2021

AUSTIN, TEXAS STREET ART: “DO IT THE TEXAS WAY” by ALEC MONOPOLY

https://www.instagram.com/alecmonopoly/?hl=en
Location: 601 W. Sixth St.

NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ STREET ART: MAYBE…

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.
Jack Kerouac

Narva, Estonia September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: DAILY LIFE

π™Žπ™©π™–π™£π™™π™žπ™£π™œ 𝙀𝙣 π™©π™π™š π™₯π™§π™€π™’π™šπ™£π™–π™™π™š π™žπ™£ π™€π™¨π™©π™€π™£π™žπ™–, π™‘π™€π™€π™ π™žπ™£π™œ 𝙀π™ͺ𝙩 𝙖𝙩 π™„π™«π™–π™£π™œπ™€π™§π™€π™™ π™π™€π™§π™©π™§π™šπ™¨π™¨, 𝙖 π™’π™šπ™™π™žπ™šπ™«π™–π™‘ π™˜π™–π™¨π™©π™‘π™š π™žπ™£ π™„π™«π™–π™£π™œπ™€π™§π™€π™™, π™‡π™šπ™£π™žπ™£π™œπ™§π™–π™™ π™Šπ™—π™‘π™–π™¨π™©, 𝙍π™ͺπ™¨π™¨π™žπ™–.
π’Ÿπ’Άπ’Ύπ“π“Ž 𝐿𝒾𝒻𝑒
Alexander’s Church (Estonian: Aleksandri Suurkirik) is a church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Narva, Estonia. Narva Church’s original cornerstone was laid in summer 1881. It was congregated after Emperor Alexander II in fall 1883, after his assassination earlier in spring. Alexander ll was the Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination. His most significant reform as emperor was emancipation of Russia’s serfs in 1861, for which he is known as Alexander the Liberator. The church was consecrated on 9 June 1884. It was given cathedral status on 19 September 2000. (notes from wiki)
I find old wooden buildings in old Soviet republics so striking because it makes you think in awe of how they survived wars and occupations. Or did they? Maybe they came to be after those times. But, it doesn’t look like it.
Panoramic view. Narva is a quiet town. There are many opportunities to get β€˜people-less’ shots.

Narva, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ STREET ART: ASTRONAUT WATCHING THE MOON ON TV

Artist unknown but if I had to guess, maybe it’s Deniss Girenko? Based on yesterday’s β€œ78 Men” post…the styles look similar. I don’t know why this piece is protected with plexiglass. Unless, this is Narva’s equivalent to Banksy…?

Narva, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ STREET ART: 78 Men by Deniss Girenko

πŸ’― meters long mural based on a photograph from Paris in 1910 by an unknown photographer.

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NARVA, ESTONIA STREET ART: UNKNOWN

Narva, Estonia September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA STREET ART: “BURROWING EYE”

β€œ …[πšπš‘πšŽ πš™πš‘πš˜πšπš˜πšπš›πšŠπš™πš‘πšŽπš›] πšŒπšŠπš— πš‹πšŽ πšŒπš˜πš—πšœπš’πšπšŽπš›πšŽπš 𝚊 πš”πš’πš—πš 𝚘𝚏 πšπš’πšœπšŽπš–πš‹πš˜πšπš’πšŽπš πš‹πšžπš›πš›πš˜πš πš’πš—πš π™΄πšˆπ™΄, 𝚊 πšŒπš˜πš—πšœπš™πš’πš›πšŠπšπš˜πš› πšŠπšπšŠπš’πš—πšœπš πšπš’πš–πšŽ πšŠπš—πš πš’πšπšœ πš‘πšŠπš–πš–πšŽπš›πšœ. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš”, πš™πš›πš’πš—πš πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› πš™πš›πš’πš—πš 𝚘𝚏 πš’πš, πšœπšŽπšŽπš–πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πšŒπšŠπš•πš• 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πšœπš‘πš˜πš πš— πš‹πšŽπšπš˜πš›πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚒 πš πš‘πš’πšŒπš‘ πš’πš πš™πš˜πš›πšπš›πšŠπš’πšœ πšπš•πšŠπšπšπšŽπš—πšœ πšŠπš•πš•… π™·πšŽπš›πšŽ πšŠπš›πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπšŒπš˜πš›πšπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚊𝚐𝚎 πš‹πšŽπšπš˜πš›πšŽ πšŠπš— πš’πš–πš–πš’πš—πšŽπš—πš πšŒπš˜πš•πš•πšŠπš™πšœπšŽ.”
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~ π™ΉπšŠπšŒπš” π™ΊπšŽπš›πš˜πšžπšŠπšŒ
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π™½πšŠπš›πšŸπšŠ, π™΄πšœπšπš˜πš—πš’πšŠ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
πš‚πšŽπš™πšπšŽπš–πš‹πšŽπš› 𝟸𝟢𝟸𝟷

NARVA, ESTONIA: THAT’S LIFE

β€œπ»π’Άπ“‹π‘’ π“‰π“Œπ‘œ π’·π’Άπ“ˆπ“€π‘’π“‰π“ˆ, π“Œπ’Ύπ“π“ 𝓉𝓇𝒢𝓋𝑒𝓁.” 🚴
Paul Keres. Grandmaster chess β™Ÿ player. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Missed being the Grand Champion on five separate occasions. Many chess historians consider him to be one of the greatest players in history, and the strongest player never to become world champion. He was born in Narva. Hence, the sculpture, the plaque, and … I happen to live on the street named after him. Needless to say, on this past Saturday, he remained number two. I beat him handily. Sorry, Paul. You can’t win β€˜em all. Obviously. πŸ˜‰

β€œ…πš‹πšŽ 𝚊 πš•πš˜πš—πšŽπš›, πšπš›πšŠπšŸπšŽπš•, πšπšŠπš•πš” 𝚝𝚘 πš πšŠπš’πšπšŽπš›πšœ, πš πšŠπš•πš” πšŠπš›πš˜πšžπš—πš, πš—πš˜ πš–πš˜πš›πšŽ πšœπšŽπš•πš-πš’πš–πš™πš˜πšœπšŽπš πšŠπšπš˜πš—πš’…πš’πš’𝚜 πšπš’πš–πšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πš’πš—πš” πšŠπš—πš πš πšŠπšπšŒπš‘ πšŠπš—πš πš”πšŽπšŽπš™ πšŒπš˜πš—πšŒπšŽπš—πšπš›πšŠπšπšŽπš πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚝 πšπš‘πšŠπš πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πš‘πš˜πš•πšŽ πšœπšžπš›πšπšŠπšŒπšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš•πš 𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚎 πš”πš—πš˜πš  πš’πš πš—πš˜πš  πš πš’πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ πšŒπš˜πšŸπšŽπš›πšŽπš πš πš’πšπš‘ πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπš’πš•πš 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 πš‹πš’πš•πš•πš’πš˜πš— πš’πšŽπšŠπš›πšœ πš’πš— πšπš’πš–πšŽ.”
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― π™ΉπšŠπšŒπš” π™ΊπšŽπš›πš˜πšžπšŠπšŒ, β€œπ™±πš’πš πš‚πšžπš›β€
We follow the rules in Narva.

Narva, Estonia September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: THE PLUM MEANING OF LIFE

I walked past two elderly ladies sitting in the rain with their small selection of fruits & veggies and no customers. I turned around because I just wanted to give them a little money, even if it was for just one bulb of garlic πŸ§„or something. I knew it was going to be a hard transaction with my non-existent Russian, but I went for it, anyway. I handed the lady 2 euro and gestured to β€˜whatever she could give me for that amount.’ I pointed to the garlic and made a kind of gesture like β€˜How about some of that?’ And I pointed at the cucumbers & the aubergines…and she went straight for the plums. And never left the plums. Her cohort kept trying to tell her to give me some garlic but the woman didn’t understand and even tried to hand me my money back and I laughed and said β€œNo, no, for you!” And back to the plums she went. I’d never seen so many plums. I thought I’d need a truck πŸ›» home. She finally stopped, showed me the scale like I cared, and handed me the bag. I swear my arm dropped as I wasn’t expecting it to be so heavy. I asked them if I could eat one right there and they gestured to do so…I wiped it off, took a bite, and was like β€œHot damn. I’m a plum lover now.” Estonian plums are so freaking good! Moral of the story: You may think you want one bulb of garlic, one cucumber, one aubergine, and one plum for 2 euro, but god will give you 10 lbs. of plums instead. That’s the meaning of life.

How about some garlic? No? Ok. Plums and more plums, then. Cool.

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