Sunday, 10 April 2016

The streets of London

Hi Everybody!

Lots of the songs we sing and like are happy ones, and that's good so. But sometimes it's important to look at 'the other side', the not so happy side of life, where many unfortunate people are - living on the streets. Every town these days, no matter where in the world, seems to be populated by people who live, beg and sleep on the streets, while others live in a wild excess of luxury. Ralph McTell's song 'Streets of London' from 1969 shows this sadder side of life, which is reality for so many people, old and young.
I made an A3 mixed media collage for 
Art Journal Journey, for the record.








And here, on a lighter note,some pictures of the Rhine:







Have a great day you all, take care
and thanks a lot for coming by.


22 comments:

  1. I love that song although it is really sad, and your page shows the problems very well. Off to bed here, so wish you a good night, hugs Sarah

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  2. interesting page, a nice look at the other side like you say. Thanks for today's Rhine photos.

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  3. I agree with Christine,,such beautiful photos as well, a really beautiful area,,

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  4. That's a new song for me, but I do love your page. I agree; it can't always be about happy things, though happy things are always more fun to make pages about. Enjoy your Monday! Hugs!

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  5. Deine Seite und das Lied stimmen nachdenklich heute. Das Lied kenn ich sogar..aber ich muss zugeben ich hab nie auf den Text geachtet und gar nicht mitgekriegt, dass es eigentlich so traurig ist.
    Schöne neue Woche Valerie!
    oxo
    Susi

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  6. das lied kenne ich nicht,es ist sehr traurig,die seite dazu ist sehr passend.
    etwas zum nachdenken.
    eine schöne neue woche.

    hugs jenny

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  7. Liebe Valerie,
    den Song kenne ich noch gut, deine Seite finde ich total passend... die andere Seite des Lebens wunderbar dargestellt.
    Ich wünsche dir eine sonnige und schöne neue Woche.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  8. You've done an excellent job of expressing the darker side of life. Unfortunately, you are correct -- where there is light, there is also darkness. Delightful photos of the Rhine -- love the boat sitting deep in the water. Always something interesting to see. hugs, Donna

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    1. Sometimes they are so deep they look like the are going to sink!

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  9. Wieder ein Bild 'deiner' Stadt - mir gefällt es sehr, wie du hier auch die Schattenseiten zeigst! Klar, kenne ich den Song auch noch. LG Ulrike

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  10. Fabulous art once again beautiful design here and pretty colours. I will find time to breathe being on the DT, I love it.xx
     {aNNie}

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  11. A fantastic page showcasing the song and the sad reality of life for many people today in the capital.

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    1. And in cities and towns everywhere these days.

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  13. OMGosh. How tragic and how moving.

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  14. heart felt, meaningful art, thank you

    lovely to see your photos too
    sweet week to you ~

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  15. Love your page one of my favorite songs great photos as well x

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  16. A fabulous page and that song was my all time favourite when I was a teenager, have to say, still love it now, thanks for the reminder!

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  17. Another song remembered by me as well. Its a meaningful and moving page.
    Lovely photos to lighten the thoughts.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. Although I have never heard that song before, I remember the first time I (a very sheltered adult) was exposed to the homeless. My heart went out to them, and I wanted to take them all home. However, I also realized some were schizophrenic and some are not "nice." Most, though, seemed to be a product of circumstances beyond their control. This was a very moving piece of art today, and a chilling reminder that this could be ANY of us!

    Saw the boat named Leyla, and I started singing Eric Clapton's "Layla, you've got me on my knees." That's the up and down kind of day I've had, and I'm now finding humor in this photo of the boat that has nothing to do with the song (grin).

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  19. A very moving and meaningful page today Valerie~ yes, this seems to be in every city,thank you for sharing and reminding us,maybe we could all use a bit more compassion-
    hugs

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  20. Your page fits right in with all the Anne Perry books I have been reading. I just love her Monk and Hester series.
    Sandy xx

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