Thursday doors

Door seven

Hatchet Inn door, Frogmore Street, Bristol
Hatchet Inn door, Frogmore Street, Bristol

This door belongs to the Hatchet Inn, the oldest pub in Bristol which dates back to 1606. It is said that the pub is haunted and that the door is made of human flesh, beneath the tar. Hmm.

 

by Scooj.

Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

 

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927. Bedminster

Some pieces are difficult to photograph. It might be a narrow lane, an awkward height, in front of a parking bay, in a tunnel or as in this instance a tree casting speckled light and shade rendering my photographic efforts utterly useless. I had to visit this spot four times before I could get a half decent picture of it.

Andy Council, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Andy Council, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017

It took an overcast moment and diversion on my way to Upfest to get this dinosaur by Andy Council. It was worth waiting for, to see the architectural detail that comes together to create this triceratops (I think). It is always good to see the Bristol suspension bridge incorporated into a work. Yet another note to self on this matter – must do a special post of street art that incorporates the bridge.

926. Wilder Street (16)

Decay is a very fast worker, and this was the second piece that he sprayed on this particular day back in April after a paint jam in The Bearpit. Although much of his work follows a similar formula, each piece is different, and brings his hallmark to a wall.

Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017

I wanted to post this piece before It got lost in my archive (like hundreds of others) and before I get too carried away with Upfest 2017 pictures. Those of you who know the Bristol street art scene will notice the work of another great abstract graffiti artist, Mr Klue, just to the left of this piece.

Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017

It is interesting to see how Decay has sprayed beyond the doorway as if it wasn’t even there, mentally filling in the gaps. Happy face.

265. New York, 10 Ave & 22 W St

The High Line is one of the most fantastic urban regeneration projects I have had the pleasure of visiting anywhere in the world. It is a linear park built on a raised railway, that fell into disuse after it was no longer required, in the meat packing area of New York. It has been brought back to life under the direction of the ‘Friends of the High Line‘. If you are visiting, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016
Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016

On my recent family visit to New York, we started walking the High Line and after a little way decided to drop down to street level to find a bite to eat. This was indeed serendipitous, because as we emerged onto 10th Avenue, I could see a lift truck with a couple of artists on it painting a huge wall above a closed deli.

Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016
Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016

I instantly recognised the artist as the fabulous Pixel Pancho, whose work is so incredibly distinctive. I felt privileged to watch him and his team at work, and rather lucky to have accidentally stumbled on this. I have tried to convince my wife that this was pure coincidence; I don’t think she bought it…but it was.

Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016
Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016

Immediately I got snapping while my family checked out the Don Giovanni restaurant two doors away. I couldn’t stay long, and unfortunately I didn’t get to see the completed work, which looks rather good, don’t you think?

Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016
Pixel Pancho, 10th Av & 22nd W St, New York, 29 May 2016

190. Moon Street (10)

Laic217 is certainly providing me with loads of material at the moment.This is his latest work in a very busy Moon Street. In my view, this is the best that I have seen of his work so far. Weird, trippy and well executed – perfect for the wall it has been sprayed on.

Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016

I like the melting face and acid house theme. More of his work can be viewed on his profile page of streetpins.com a site for graffiti artists to show their work.

Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016
Laic217, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016

This piece was, I think completed over the weekend of 16/17 April.