You may have realised that I like a bit of street-art but pavement art is a little more unusual to find. It’s easy to miss what’s beneath your feet, being trodden on, walked over, hurried past.
But what about this little poem I looked down and saw when walking around the Northern Quarter of Manchester recently – Perhaps these pavement cracks are the places where flattened flags lie as solidified waves? Very cryptic indeed and I couldn’t find it as a poem when I googled it so I assume that it’s entirely created by whoever installed it. Glad to see the road repair men worked their tarmac around it!
And staying on the pavements but straying a little further afield, you may enjoy this little face carved into a kerb stone, one of several that I walked over in the town of Nuoro in Sardinia – read the story about these cool kerbstones in Nuoro here
And just to leave you with a piece of passing poetry that’s made to fit it’s surroundings, how about this one in my home town of Bristol on the cafe window at Blaize castle – Light on leaves, a bird’s dark wing, what you see depends on the glass you look through. You can read about our walk from Blaise Castle to Kingsweston for tea here.
Do you have any pavement art on a street near you?
I was invited to get creative in Manchester by Creativetourist.com who celebrate the creativity, exhibitions and museums of Manchester – check out their website for more creative inspiration and you can find the Urban Culture Trail that took me round the Northern Quarter on the Visit Manchester site here
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