Do you see urban plants in this picture? What about graffiti?
My sharp-eyed sister Phoebe did. She observed some interesting sidewalk phenomena during a recent visit to our childhood home:
Posted in From our contributors, Plants worldwide, Projects from others, tagged art, chicago, christmas, christmas tree, city, crane, photography, pictures, plants, public space on 20 November 2012 | 2 Comments »
On the sloping streets of San Francisco, local plants are interacting with the local architecture, growing against all odds. Phoebe Kuo sent in the above photo, reporting, “An intrepid urban plant seeks refuge on a steep San Francisco incline on Hayes Street, facing Alamo Square park (home of the famous Full House ‘painted ladies’), inside a nice, wet rain gutter.” Let’s take a closer look…
Posted in From our contributors, Plants worldwide, Questions & discussion, tagged art, Brighton, city, flowers, gardening, Hove, photography, pictures, plants, potted plant, sidewalk, UK on 13 April 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in From our contributors, Projects from others, Questions & discussion, tagged art, flowers, light, light pollution, night, photography, pictures, plants, spring, tree, washington d.c. on 30 March 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Today’s springtime urban plant beauty was captured at nighttime, by Sarah Parker, in a Home Depot parking lot near Washington, D.C. I’ve always found blossoming spring trees to be most beautiful at night, glowing under the streetlights, but have never gotten a good shot of them. I’m so glad Sarah captured this sight for us all to enjoy. It’s so beautiful that I’ll leave my usual worries about light pollution and plant insomnia aside. You can check out more photos on Sarah’s Statigram page. Have a great spring weekend, everyone!
Sometimes plants erupt right out of solid pavement, as we have documented in the past (Sara’s feather-weed stem and my asphalt-defying plant). This blue-headed beauty appeared at the Alamo Elementary School in San Francisco this Tuesday, where it was documented by Drew, who goes by @artnok_a on Instagram. Thanks for sharing this beautiful urban plant, Drew!
I’ve decided that plants love laundromats. I used to think I was just projecting my own feelings onto them, as I happen to adore both plants and laundromats. But whenever I’ve seen a plant within one of these bustling, fragrant and white-tiled spaces, it seems to be thriving in its warm, humid habitat. Now that I’ve met another photographer who’s documented the same thing – Nicolas Cook, who took the above picture in Birmingham, England – I’m sure we can’t both be wrong.
Posted in Berlin plants, Brooklyn plants, From our contributors, Plants worldwide, Projects from others, tagged art, Berlin, christmas tree, city, Germany, photography, plants, recycling on 31 January 2012 | Leave a Comment »