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Hidden Treasures

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Moving to Lakewood was easily the best thing I've done for myself in...probably my whole life and that's not even hyperbole. These past nine months have been amazing. Lakewood is an adorable little area. There are tons of beautiful homes, bars, restaurants, and it's a very safe area. But the thing is, I feel like it's kind of missing something. Rather, it's not my perfect location. It was exactly what I needed as a country girl moving to the city, but I'm ready to move closer to the city now.*

When I first starting biking I did basically all my rides downtown, in Tremont, or in Ohio City. (I'm really sorry if you're not local and me naming areas means nothing to you!) But since gaining the confidence to bike alone I've been cruising around Lakewood by myself. I don't love it as much as biking in other Cleveland areas because we don't have a lot of graffiti or murals over here. I'm sure if you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you've noticed I love taking photos of my bike in front of pretty walls. It combines a handful of things I love; graffiti, bikes, and photography, and it gives me an excuse to take a break. I have really poor endurance when I'm biking alone.

Anyway, last week, while I was out enjoying my very first ride in the snow I spotted this wall. I have no idea what it's all about but I'm overjoyed to have found a little piece of art out in the wild here. The wall was covered in colorful blocks that had little collages of random items. I'm not sure what the significance of each item or collage was. I suppose I could have poked around the building a little more but hey, it was cold! 
Here's to finding more little treasures in my neighborhood!
obligatory bike photo

*It's actually kind of funny to say that. I'm only fifteen minutes away from downtown but I'm anxious to move a bit closer. My lease is up in February and I'm hoping to get within an easy biking distance to downtown.

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9 thoughts

  1. Love the wall! Perfect backfrop for bike photographs, or any type of photographs really.

  2. Good eye on that first shot, the multi-hued vines against the mixed media wall is gorgeous. I love "found/folk" are pieces like this, great find.

  3. This is quiete awesome. I am an artist as well and I am glad I found this on your awesome blog. I am really interested in this artist and I want to find out a bit more about her/him to write about, and find other artpieces. It inspires me a lot though. I wish you knew who was this ! greetings from germany

  4. So special! I wonder if it's the artwork of a single artist or if it may be a collaborative collage (I like this second possibility!). As we don't have snow here I'm curious, is it difficult to ride the bike? Do you have special chains for the wheels? (and awwww snow flakes on the first pics, right?)

  5. This wall is really nice and creatively decorated!

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  6. these are amazing. i really loved looking through all the different bricks. so much personality.

  7. That is an amazing wall! My favorite part of living in a city is all the neat places you can find. I've lived in my city for 20 years and am still finding new things!

  8. Cute wall. I'd love to know what each little brick means, they all look really personal & I bet there's some amazing stories behind them.



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