Tuesday, May 25, 2010

between the streets

the theme for corner view this week is "end of my street." sure, i could show it to you, but all you'd see is a stop sign, a storm drain and maybe a fire hydrant wearing a baseball cap. to appreciate the full range of grit and beauty in this college town, you really need to get between the streets and skulk through the alleys. i've posted enough of my own alley crawls, so today we'll take a look from the perspective of some other lawrencians. put on your boots and let's go!

lawrence sweet train
(behind dirty dillons, our downtown grocery store)
photo by stephanie weaver


lawrence listen to your broccoli
(somewhere around 8th & new hampshire)
photo by adrianne nuñez


lawrence legos
photo by bonnie cherry


lawrence doll
photo by nick schmiedeler


lawrence art plane crash
(plane crash behind the lawrence arts center)
photo by anne patterson


lawrence sorry drunk
photo by andy timmons


lawrence graffiti area
(ongoing debate as to whether this says poopshit or poopship)
photo by angela babbit


lawrence murine
photo by nick schmiedeler


lawrence spraypaint bird
bonnie cherry

thanks to nick, adrianne, stephanie, bonnie, angie, andy and anne for the use of these gems! hope you all enjoyed the tour!

31 comments:

6512 and growing said...

Super fun tour of what you won't find in the guidebooks!
Isn't it great to love your very own town, and to be such a local that you know where all the quirky gems are?

chrissy said...

what a fun little spot you have here!
i saw your comments on 3 friends blogs of mine just today so i thought i would pop on over and see what you are all about.
and happy as a clam that i did.
i can.t wait to peek around here.
love your photos.
i especially love the last one by ms. cherry...puckering up with her feathered friend.
wonderfully good stuff!
thanks for sharing!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

I love these kind of local discoveries...my favorite one is the first one. Thanks for the great tour!

Amy J said...

Love your blog!!! So fun... can't wait to read/see more :)

soulbrush said...

what a fantastic post today

Inner Toddler said...

gorgeous!! I love the plane crash. makes me want to check the dumpsters behind the Met. you never what treasures lurk...happy future skulking...

AG Ambroult said...

that is the most fantastic voyage through Lawrence, KS there ever was. (Stopping by via inner toddler!)

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love Bonnie's! Interacting with surroundings makes for amazing photos!

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

the next time I drive across the country, I'm driving through your town....

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I enjoyed it immensely. Some of them would make great additions to the Flickr pool I set up for {messages from the universe}.

suzie said...

how fantastic! I love these photos...honestly I am so sick of reading/seeing sugary blogs of the pretty places people live. Hallelujah for honesty and real lives. What a great place it must be to live in.

Great stuff :)

BT said...

What a great place you live in! I love these. I've Etsy ordered today Aimee!

Janie Husband said...

these made my morning coffee even more enjoyable.... ;)

jane said...

hope? this was fantastic! i so love your little college town! and now of course i want to see more... hugs dear aimee!

Bichos da Matos said...

So great, the last photo is so poetic, just as I like:) Thank you!

Ian said...

You get a lot of helpful advice from your neighbours.

Kolleen said...

just popping in for a visit.....love your blog!!!!
love all the fun and positivity!!

i absolutely adored the pic of bonnie kissing the bird...too cute!! i want her hat!!!!

i am so happy i swung by today...will absolutely be back!!

xoxo
happy wednesday to you
k

Jane said...

I could just crawl in to that dumpster and dig around all day. The airplane no doubt would be re-purposed in to something ;) I love the photos of your town. Thanks for getting me out to stretch my legs ;))

kenza said...

wonderful! you always have such incredible posts! thank you.

Kelly Warren said...

oh, that plane! it needs to be hanging in someone's living room! how ever did it end up in the trash!? and i'm voting for "poopshit". rather comically anatomically correct little man in that picture as well. these are great shots!

anna said...

So much beauty to discover between the streets!

thenextarrow said...

fabulous post. i love the first photo, especially.

xo Alison

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A surrealist street ????

Cate said...

love these! what a great collection of street art. i vote poopship btw!

xoxo

pixie said...

poopshit! i love it. this is the kind of graffiti that would make me double over in the alley. ms. cherry is mighty cute. your town is so kewl.

Jennifer said...

Great tour and photos! Thanks!

Bella Sinclair said...

I swear, I think Banksy made a pilgrimage to Lawrence.

Love that last one! MWAH

cath c said...

fun!

Christy said...

Love.

oneartistjournal said...

Fun Fun tour...I love writings on the walls.
XOXOrly

Kattching said...

nice streetart! :)