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Glasgow city centre is full of wonderful street art, most of it commissioned in the last 10 years by the City Council in a bid to liven up vacant lots and ugly blank walls.  The idea has been to engage street artists to produce vibrant colourful works of art to help regenerate the city centre for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike.  And it seems to have been a huge success as every year more murals are added to the area in what has now become the very popular Glasgow Mural Trail.  I love street art and find exploring a city through its murals a great way to get under the skin of the place.  So with a free hour or so on a sunny afternoon, armed with a downloaded map of the trail, we set out en famille to discover parts of Glasgow we might not necessarily have seen otherwise.

Glasgow Panda by Kingatron

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In the forest, just down the road, I recently came across something pretty magical.  Something unique and intriguing but hidden and secret, and yet open to everyone.  You may be lucky and stumble upon this surprising place, but more likely than not, you won’t.  Deep in the woods in the small village of La Colle sur Loup on the French Riviera, an artist has been hard at work, creating a number of unusual, organic, mystical and ephemeral works of art.  For a year, from sometime in 2014 to 2015* British sculptor Spencer Byles spent all day every day producing around 40 amazing forest sculptures out of materials he found in the surroundings.  He called his project “A year in a French Forest”.  

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Sunday Photo - Forest Art

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Sunday Photo - 10 July 2016

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