Two Dogs

“Two Dogs”

Sydney August – September 2015 (3 photos)

I like to go out and photograph some of the Street Art that appears around Sydney. It’s a nice way to discover new cafes and bakeries at the same time. It’s interesting how the good Street Art in this area seems to be related to the trendy food regions. Very lucky for me. 🙂

The art on the fence above clearly makes the statement, You shall not pass! A nice change to the usual warning signs you see on fences. “Zeus and Apollo” look like they’d make a light snack out of anyone who tried to enter.

All in all, you're just another brick in the wall

“All in all you’re just another brick in the wall”

Boundaries and barriers are designed to stop us for whatever reason. Too many boundaries or obstacles in life can get you down.

Of course, with time all things shall eventually pass…

Don't fear the Reaper

“Don’t fear the Reaper”

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You shall not pass!

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55 thoughts on “You shall not pass!

  1. Obviously the first one was “sanctioned” – I wonder if the last one was as well…it looks like it took quite a bit of time and effort. Now I have to listen to the BOC song….

    • The first two would have been sanctioned, perhaps even commissioned as they were large scale paintings on private property – the second was on the external wall of a private home. The third probably was sanctioned as well. The building was still in use.

  2. that first fence with the two dogs is a rather artistic way to chase people away lol 🙂
    love the face on the brick wall… street art is fascinating, it gives color and character to grittiness… great post, Lignum!!

    • I didn’t stay long enough to see what the actual dogs behind the fence looked like, but even if they were poodles, the sign worked. 🙂 The art certainly adds a lot of character to the area.

  3. These are making some strong statement. Great post for the theme, Dragon.
    After reading your previous post, I went back to my Instagram and added a few photos that I used before. 🙂

    • The entire side of the home was painted red with the line painting off to the side. Quite a sight, even for this part of suburbia. 🙂
      At least with all the walking I needed to do to see the artworks, the weight is staying in check. 🙂

  4. Oh those slathering dogs will keep prowlers away. You’re photos are encouraging me to go prowling around Sydney when we get there, but I’ll beware of the dobbermans

  5. Brilliant art! Those two dogs do look like they could have a passing stranger for breakfast! 😉 Those houses with their high front fences remind me of a neighbourhood I walked down in Spain back in the 90’s. Every other house had snarling dogs that lunged forward onto the fence as we walked by, just like the ones in that painting – it was the weirdest neighbourhood I’ve ever come across. At night time, even though our apartment was a several miles away from that dog obsessed area, we could hear the dogs howling. Must have been hell to live on that estate. And the houses and villas looked very expensive too. Not for me!!

    Don’t fear the reaper, is perfect for Halloween. I like the blue line face – minimalistic and just shows what can be achieved with so few lines – striking indeed! 🙂

    • There’s some rather creative artwork around about. One property had the back fence and garage painted to resemble a circus. Another one had Bugs Bunny and friends along its length. Lots of murals on a theme as well. All very well done.

  6. hai perfettamente ragione! i muri sono limiti nati solo per essere abbattuti da uomini à! o per dipingersi sopra questo nuovo ramo dell’arte moderna è molto inrigante! In particolare i due cani che hai scelto per rappresentarla sono davvero di grande effetto
    come sempre con le tue immagini compi magie
    buona giornata in quel di Sidney!di buona volonta

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