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Color in the City Brookly- Part deux

Still a Decorative Painter at heart, I can't help but smile at the amazing creations that can come from these three basic elements- paint, brush, imagination. And soon as we hit the street, I'm smiling from ear to ear. Of course, there are shops, restaurants, etc. But it's the art on the buildings that catches my eye... The streets are still very much singular in their brick and stone structure, but that hasn't held anyone back from making their own unique statement. Even simple touches like the hand painted transom windows in this coffee shop add a comfy touch Next is the Flea Market in the Fort Greene area... where the vendors are as colorful as their wares... [caption id="attachment_5627"...

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Colors in the City Brooklyn

As I pull up to my friend, Ariella's, building in Park Slope- a quiet little borough in western Brooklyn- I can't help but feel like I'm walking onto the set of Sesame Street with it's rows of brownstones and corner shops. The classic kid show is set on a fictitious street in Manhattan, but still, I wonder as I climb the steps and ring my friend's doorbell, if Big Bird and Gordon will come singing around the corner, "Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood?..."  At first glance , the monochromatic blocks of brick and stone seem strict and static, but I quickly notice bold bursts of color emerging from the sameness of it all... Shadowed...

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