22 Sep 2017

Five on Friday

Hello everyone.  Thank you for coming by.  Today I'm joining in the Five on Friday linkup hosted by Tricky at FASTblog and I'm looking back at the times I've stopped to enjoy the street entertainers whilst walking around Rome's city centre and the city where I live. They do add a lively atmosphere to the city scene and give the walker a chance to stop, take a little rest and enjoy the creativity of the artists.
  



1. These musicians playing jazz had found a shady spot under the umbrella pines by the Roman Forum. 


2. There were quite a few of these artists busily creating colourful pictures with their spray cans of paint.  It was fascinating to watch them build up a picture with the different templates and add textures with simple equipment such as the edge of a piece of card. Even if the artists working on street corners around this area have been trained to work with these spray paints to create similar pictures they're talented and it's interesting to see the process.  



3.  This wood carver was working at his bench in a workshop that was open to the street and, of course, this attracted passers-by to stop and watch.  He obviously specialised in Pinocchio figures.  It was in a street near the Pantheon and hopefully I shall go back one day and take a second look in his shop as he was making and selling other items made of wood.     
    

4.  There's always something going on in the streets around Sheffield city centre, especially at the weekends and this group of drummers caught my attention.....



5.   ..... as did this artist making a sand sculpture.





I'm sure he was pleased that people appreciated his work.




Well, this is all for now.  I shall share more fully our walk around Rome's historic centre another day.  We visited the usual areas that are popular with tourists. However, there's always something new to see along the way each time I go into this amazing city.

Wishing you a good day and weekend,
Linda :)

33 comments:

  1. A great fine, loved the sand sculpture.

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  2. Such creative artists each one of them. You must have loved watching them.
    Have a fantastic weekend Linda with hugs from us xx

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    1. Thank you. Happy weekend to you all too :)

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  3. I would love to see and hear all of these, the sand dog is my favorite because I love all things dog. but all that beautiful work gone when they move it. they do that on the beach here. I wish I could paint like this guy. looks like the weather was perfect to

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    1. The dog was very realistic. It's a shame these sand sculptures are only temporary creations.

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  4. Lovely!

    Some people are so talented.

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    1. Yes, I agree Sandi. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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  5. How wonderful, it'salways a delight to see artists and crafts people at work. I love the sand sculpture - such detail:)

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    1. I admire such talent and can't help stopping to listen to the musicians or watch someone creating a beautiful work of art.

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  6. Remeber going to the Forum when I was there at 15 though nevr been to Sheffield

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    1. History comes alive when we have the opportunity to visit a place that we've studied in school and the Roman Forum is amazing. Sheffield is a pleasant place to live.

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  7. Such amazing talent some people have, a joy to watch them. Have a good week. Cx

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    1. Hello Cathy. Thanks for your visit. I hope you have a lovely weekend and a good week yourself.

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  8. How wonderful. This sort of thing brings a smile to everyone's face and brings the place to life. Great to see people creating beautiful things.

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    1. It's good to see artists and craft people at work, listen to musicians as we walk around our city streets. It certainly adds diversity and life to a place:)

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  9. Wonderful sidewalk art in an amazing place! I especially loved the wood carver!

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    1. Hello Marie. It's good to hear from you. I'm still reading your blog posts, enjoying your photos and hearing about your news even though I cannot reply on the G+ comment box system. Glad you had a good time when you went to visit your mother. All the best, Linda :)

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  10. All five were a delight but I particularly enjoyed the sand sculpture, what a talent.

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    1. Like you I'm full of admiration :)

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  11. How lovely seeing all the vibrant art and sculptures around Rome, truly a fantastic place, I hope to go back soon. I bet you enjoyed all the music and drumming too, it certainly adds to life.xxx

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    1. You must go back to Rome! Hope you're on the mend after your recent op. Take care Dina.

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  12. Thanks. Enjoyed your post.
    Greetings from the Netherlands

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment Ingrid. All the best :)

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  13. Great series of images. The dog is just too cool!!

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  14. I love your walk around Rome. All the creativity is quite wonderful. That dog in sand looked so real. The musicians and wood carver would also delight my soul. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. It looks like a wonderful, magical day! I love the sand-sculpture dog! Hope your week is lovely. x Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen. Wishing you a lovely week also :)

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  16. There's some really talented people around. I love seeing those sand sculptures, so clever. I remember seeing someone creating those spray paint pictures when we were in Majorca one year, it was when Daniel and Eleanor were really young and they were fascinated. We ended up buying a couple to bring home with us.

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  17. I think it's much more meaningful when you see someone in the process of creating a picture or a piece of craftwork. I'm more likely to buy something so long as I can get it back to the UK where I can enjoy it and remember the experience.

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  18. Lovely photographs.
    That sand sculpture is amazing.

    All the best Jan

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