This week’s Thursday Doors photos were taken by one of our daughters while on a recent visit to her brother in Bristol in the UK. I asked her to look out for some interesting doors that I could feature on my blog, and seeing as she’s an art student, it was the street art that caught her eye. Thank you for your contribution this week, Megan.
Of course, you can’t photograph street art in Bristol and leave him out. Born there in 1974, Banksy was involved in the wave of street art that took the city by storm in the ’80s. Over the years, his work has appeared in London, Los Angeles and New York, as well as in his home town of Bristol. More recently, he’s been busy in France. Whatever your views are on street art, Banksy’s pieces make a statement and get a reaction. Have you seen this one?
It depicts Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, as a traveling migrant. (Jobs was the biological son of a Syrian migrant to the US). Banksy painted this one in the ‘Calais Jungle’, a nickname for the encampment in the French port were migrants lived while attempting to enter the UK. Talk about a picture painting a thousand words!
If you would like to know more about Banksy and Bristol, take a look at Visit Bristol. That’s where I came across the video tour and where you’ll find lots of links to all sorts of interesting places and things to do there, if you’re planning a visit.
There are lots more Thursday Doors to see over on Norm’s blog. Click the blue link at the bottom of his post to view them and you can even add your own.