As a new blogger, I keep discovering interesting new projects and initiatives in the blogosphere. One such project is the weekly photo challenge series on WordPress. At first, I thought it’s only for serious photographers (there are some brilliant contributions every week), but then I discovered that it’s actually open to everyone and yet another great way to connect with other bloggers while feeding one’s own creativity and having fun.
So, when I saw the weekly photo challenge theme for this week (“Face”), I immediately thought of the photos I recently took of street art in Mitchells Plain near Cape Town, and thought, what the heck, let’s join the party.
Isn’t it amazing?
Though I live only 20km from Mitchells Plain, a well-known so-called “coloured” neighbourhood on the Cape Flats, I visited it for the first time a few weeks ago when my husband showed me the school where he taught many years ago. On our way to the school, we drove past a wall with this incredible graffiti on it. I immediately made him stop so I could take some photos with my phone.
There is graffiti and then there is art. In my eyes, this is art – urban art!
There is some serious talent out there in Mitchells Plain and I can think of no better way to share these gems than with my first contribution to the weekly photo challenge series.
If you would like to see some more posts for this theme, please click here.