Tag: street art

Melbourne street art: Blenders Laneway

Here are some pictures taken in the alley next to the Blender Studios in February 2013. The alley is still covered with lots of beautiful paintings, posters, graffiti, stickers, and even some installations. Here is nice temporary one. I assume the paintings change frequently over time with people trying to fill out the few remaining open spots on the walls. It would be great to come back anytime soon! Picture gallery

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Melbourne street art: Live action at Hosier Ln

On the way to the Share the Spirit Festival in Melbourne, we came across Hosier Lane, one of the most popular street art spots in the city. As it turned out, several street artists enjoyed the holiday to beautify the alley with a new 25 meter long piece. Among the artists were the Meggs, Rone, Wonder, The Tooth, Sofles, Roach and Numskull. Due to the holiday and the live action, the narrow lane was packed with people. Here are about 30 pictures taken at Hosier Lane with awesome graffiti, posters, stickers, installations, and much more! Picture gallery

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RYC is back!!!

After a 5-year sabbatical, we finally relaunched reclaimyourcity.net with a brand new website! The relaunch is the result of the last couple of months of setting up and extending Drupal, refining the old content and photo database, and creating lots of exciting photo specials and articles about street art. Hopefully, the site will get its full momentum again soon!    

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Upfield line paintings in Melbourne

Lots of graffiti and street art can be found along the Upfield train line in Melbourne. The Upfield train starts in the Melbourne center, and from Jewell all the way to Coburg, both sides have been creatively used. Best of all, there is also a bike path all along the way next to the tracks. Here is a small collection of some nice work. Picture gallery

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Melbourne street art alleys – Part 1

One thing Melbourne is famous for are several narrow alleys in the city fully covered with ever-changing graffiti and street art. One of these is Union Lane (hopefully that’s it), here is a bunch of pictures from that alley. Picture gallery

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Bike rides in Melbourne

On my second day in Melbourne, I got a (very crappy) bike via gumtree. I guess, I should have checked it better when I bought it. It seems ok to ride around Coburg but taking a trip to the city can be quite exhausting. Nevertheless, I spent most of the first days out riding through the different districts. There are some parts which I especially liked. Among them the Merri Creek trail, which goes from the Yarra Bend Park all the way up to Coburg and beyond. The Yarra Bend Park is also very nice and close to the city,

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Street art alleys in the Mission

While strolling through the Mission district in San Francisco, I visited the famous street art and graffiti alleys – and just in time to see the following new beautiful mural in the making. Seeing so many different styles and artists in one place is pretty impressive. The mixture of surreal and funny characters, political statements, and old school graffiti, tags, and stencils makes you easily wander around for hours. There is also a great book about the murals and their history in the district: Mission Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo. They also have many more pictures of the murals

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Drupal: Tweaking block visibility for content types and URLs

For the relaunch of reclaimyourcity.net, I recently developed a custom pager module that provides a block with links to the previous and next picture according to the particular gallery. The visibility settings for the block are restricted to the content type of the street art pictures. However, the pager also tries to show up on the node add/edit pages which is not very useful there. Based on the posts in this thread about block visibility at drupal.org, adding the following PHP validation prevents the block from showing on the node create/edit pages. <?php $show = TRUE; $url = request_uri(); $hide_on_pages

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