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Re: July 20, 2016: Cock a Snook, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Ian Cook ·
Really interesting set of shots!
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
While we are anxiously waiting for Macs report, here is Dismaland's official trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2NG-MgHqEk
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Re: Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
I don't know how these contemporary artists feel, but it's a tall order to be compared to Michelangelo. I think I'd rather take on the original Dream Team in basketball in their prime then what these artists up against.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just been there today for exclusive TG coverage! Completely 'alternative' and totally eye opening! I hope to have photos for TG as soon as my laptop is back from the menders. In the meantime, here is a overview starring my own good lady with Dismaland below (on a rainy English summer's day)...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I can't wait for your report Mac! That's one park I really like to see.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks like "Something completely different" To admire its absurdity is quite refreshing. Whether it has international - appeal only time will tell. The beauty of English weather is Mac could have driven North to the Costa-del-Mersey. Cut the grass - take the grandkids to the park and a warm glow of sunburn for not wearing my hat. But with a name like Dismaland I suppose warm rain is part of the experience, Love to see more photos too
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I saw a report on this a few days ago and wondered when the lawsuit would be filed.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought the same thing when I saw the photo Rob include with the post, that of Cinderella's castle with Tinkerbell--type flight over it. Disney is very protective of its intellectual property rights. I expect that suit is already being drafted.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I think Disney would get bad press by suing and this park is only going to be open a short time, but I guess we will see. In the 1990's , there was a top ten hit by a group called Dada called Dizz Knee Land and I don't think Disney bothered them, but not certain.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I understand what you're saying Rob, but that castle is as much a part of Disney's image as it's mouse. This is one of the Disney logos (logo is used courtesy of the Walt Disney company)
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Although they might be better advised to let it ride. Not only is the parody nature of it possible armor against a suit (in
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect even the font used by Disney for the name is registered and proprietary. I also think it's all part of the conceptual piece as imagined by Banksy, no fool, and he's hoping for a suit, the sooner the better. All publicity is good publicity and part, I strongly suspect, of his conceptual overview.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
I think Banksy has read the instructions "retire to a safe distance before igniting fuse" To England where the Courts know the difference between "Satire" and "Plagiarism"
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
"Disney has refused to comment on notorious street artist Banksy's latest work of art - a seaside theme park called 'Dismaland' that skewers the Happiest Place on Earth...The silence from Disney is strange, considering the company's history of fiercely defending it's copyright of Mickey's image. In 2012, the company filed a complaint against the EDM artist Deadmau5, who performs wearing a Mickey-esque face mask." More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...Mouse-like-ears.html
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
One thing I know Disney is thinking of is their British fans. They are some of the most devout Disney fans I've seen. They go to the parks and bring back tons of merchandise and they return. If they filed a suit, I think they'd get a lot bad press in Britain.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I think devoted Disney fans would welcome a lawsuit. Especially in the UK. Nothing like a good turf war. Think football. Think footpaths.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Think footballers in mouse-masks impeding a footpath...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
Come to think of it, I sure hope Banksy didn't block any footpaths with his endeavor. That could mean more trouble than even Disney could dream up
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Of course the best defence Banksy has is his anonymity. It is the fact that Banksy's true identity has always been a jealously guarded secret, known only to a handful of trusted friends.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
Too bad Banksy and Disney couldn't team up in the making of an amusement park. With Disney's money and know how and Banksy's great imagination they could really make something
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect neither of them are real team players. I think it must be Disney OR Banksy, no meeting in the middle.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
You guys are certainly mirroring all the thoughts that we had yesterday! I hope that my photos (taken in the drizzle) will come out to show you. The views that struck us immediately were the Dismaland logo above the entry (and on the souvenir T shirts), the Mickey Mouse ears worn by all the staff, the dilapidated, iconically-shaped, crumbling fairy tale castle with it's polluted moat - but perhaps the most dramatic is the centrepiece in the castle with the life-sized princess's pumpkin...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just a couple of dismal (!) iPhone photos to add fuel to the discussion...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
The Dismaland website crashed again today as people tried to buy tickets. Since the website crashed over the weekend also, people were speculating that this was part of a extended performance to make the bemusement part experience worse. A spokesperson for Banksy assured the BBC that the website crashed because of high demand. dismaland-website-crashes-again-as-banksy-denies-online-ticketing-error-is-a-hoax-10471010
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Re: The Reason To Love Cambodia

PHeymont ·
So often people travel without real contact with the ordinary people around them...makes moments like yours very special! thanks!
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Re: The Reason To Love Cambodia

DrFumblefinger ·
Somehow I have no difficulty imagining the scene...it seems to fit your nature perfectly, TravelwithLamb. A nice travel moment, thanks!
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Re: The Reason To Love Cambodia

Travel Rob ·
Very cool! I love the sights and the food but it's meeting people that is my favorite part of travel
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Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
          Ad for Dismaland on their website The anonymous British street artist Banksy has opened an amusement park like no other in Weston-super-Mare, Somserset, England. It's built on the abandoned...
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Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
          The Vatican's Pieta, by Michelangelo.   Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia , home of Michelangelo's David, will put on a exhibition temporarily titled "The great masters of contemporary art...
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Korea-France Bilateral Cultural Exchange Kicked Off

Travel Rob ·
          Korean Traditional Dress: Photo by KingTikiTaki   The 2015-2016 Korea-France Bilateral Exchange was kicked off Sept 18th to commemorate the 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties...
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The Reason To Love Cambodia

Travel With Lamb ·
My entire body is sticky from sweat and sweet fruit. The vendor had smiled so nicely to me, I felt that a refusal to his insistent sale might be taken as offensive. The pineapple had been tasty and quenched my thirst, but my fingers sticking together...
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July 20, 2016: Cock a Snook, Newcastle Upon Tyne

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
ViewfromtheChair takes us on a visit a tattoo studio in England.
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August 11, 2019: The Coin Artist, Ushuaia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger and MrsFumblefinger were pleased to find this expertly cut pendants. Their art is carefully freed from the coins by this skilled artisan.
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Rodin Museum, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Paris' Rodin Museum, which is located in the artist's last home. The Museum houses Rodin's collection of antiques, his art collection and many of his own personal works. The grounds are beautifully tended and dotted with the artist's work.
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Re: Rodin Museum, Paris

PortMoresby ·
I’d love to see photos of the rooms where Rodin lived, if you have some DrF. It’s been over 30 years since I visited the museum and only remember the garden.
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Re: Rodin Museum, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
Unfortunately I did not photograph Rodin's bedroom, PM.
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Re: Rodin Museum, Paris

PortMoresby ·
A reminder of how differently each of us sees a place.
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Re: Rodin Museum, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
No question about it. I was definitely focused on the art.
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Art at Phoenix Airport

Travel Rob ·
Art at Phoenix Airport
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Fun at the Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, Colorado

Samantha ·
During a weekend staycation, Samantha and her husband and I had a great time exploring the Pearl Street Mall while eating, shopping and being entertained by the street performers.
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Re: Fun at the Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
I lived and worked in in Boulder for a few years and you really captured the spirit of the Mall.
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Re: Fun at the Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
A nice post that brings back good memories. We visited Boulder often when my son was a graduate student at UC Boulder, and Pearl Street was always on our list of places to visit and go for dinner.
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