“Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again”
~L. Frank BaumI love the color blue, always have. As I searched through the flickr pool looking for my featured image for this theme I wasn't necessarily searching for something blue, but this photo by ShellyS really caught my eye. It wasn't just the color, but also the texture, and how it made me wonder what exactly this was a photograph of?
After I made my choice I set out in search of my own blue inspiration. Would it be blue water? A tall building with a blue hue? A blue subway tile? And then I saw it, the ubiquitous "post no bills" sign that is stenciled on every blue scaffolding and construction site around New York City. I zoomed in for a close-up to capture the detail of the grain in the painted wood.
These signs stem from an archaic law prohibiting people from posting advertisements, posters or notices on constructions walls--way before the digital age and the advent of craigslist. I read that in the UK a similar warning reads "bill stickers will be prosecuted." It made me wonder...do you have these signs where you live?
~christy of urban muser
IMG_7157 by ShellyS