Weekend Greetings from the Toy Dockyard

Life in the Overberg

Alan Raubenheimer is not the youngest but 90+ yrs or not; virtually every day you can find him in his workshop adjacent to his Toy Dockyard along the main road in Napier. It’s where he with painstaking precision makes his toys; mainly using hand tools. Next to his own creations visitors see a plethora of old toys Alan collected during the years.

An impression in 24 pictures:

View original post

Stato brado

Il Canto delle Muse


Nacqui selvaggio,
e fiero del mio stato
vago nella bellezza
di boschi e praterie,
tengo il passo o galoppo
per un piacere ch’è soltanto mio,
non per gareggiare
nè per vantare mia prestanza.
Hanno tentato di catturarmi
ma ho schivato il lazo,
son stato  più scaltro di coloro
cui non cederò mai, nemmeno
per carezza che vela cappio mortale.
Nessun uomo può farmi provare
la mia vera natura,
così come la intendo e vivo;
vado dove c’è vento e coraggio,
senza carezze e strigliate di fino,
e se proprio dovrò morire,
vorrei non fosse per mano umana
come per alcuni della mia specie,
abbattuti perchè azzoppati,
o triturati in un insaccato
appeso a stagionare.
Sono nato libero, tale voglio restare.

Daniela Cerrato, 2017
P.S. Naturalmente apprezzo tutti coloro che amano questi splendidi animali e vivono con loro un rapporto davvero speciale.

Disegno di Giorgio De Chirico

Horse on the shore of a lake via Giorgio de Chirico

View original post

Creative Art in the Community Streets.

Old Guv Legends

street-art-63

Nowadays you don’t have to go to a art gallery to see creative art, in this collection we’ve gathered examples of Street Art, which showcase how important street art is to the community.
Imagine turning the ordinary fence, wall or column into something creative by adding in street art. Not only can it brighten up an otherwise dull area, but it can attract visitors to the location.
Bringing smiles to peoples faces and even raising eyebrows, street art can help bring life to a city.
street-art-66
The opposite to street art is usually known as graffiti, this can have a devastating impact on a community.
Attacking abandoned buildings and run down communities, bad street art can lead to neighborhoods uninviting leading to vandalism.
street-art-71
via 100 Creative Examples of Street Art | Design BumpDesign Bump.

View original post