Beauty in the Street

Beauty in the Street

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2015

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Celebrating 21 Years!

Join more than 100,000 art lovers who will visit the Festival over Lake Worth’s signature weekend. With more than 600 artists on the pavement, ….

Watch Art Emerge!

Welcome to the Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival! Watch as over 600 Artists use the pavement as canvas to transform downtown Lake Worth into a temporary outdoor museum of original art and masterpiece reproductions. See the streets come alive as the artists transform the pavement into works of art. It happens every February in downtown Lake Worth, Florida.

The Tradition of Street Painting

Traced back to 16th century italy when itinerant artists would use their chalks to transform pavement into a makeshift canvas, street painting has retained its appeal through the centuries. As in ages past, crowds still gather to watch as fine works of art emerge. The “paintings” last only until the next rain, but the lively spirit and accessibility of the exhibition captivates new audiences each year and inspires lasting memories.

The BIGGEST Event of its Kind

Downtown Lake Worth invites you to the annual Street Painting Festival, which claims bragging rights as the country’s largest. The 2-day event transforms the downtown streets with more than 200 street paintings sponsored by businesses, organizations, families and individuals, covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the U.S. Hundreds of artists converge to display their diverse talents on the asphalt – using only chalk – in styles that range from Renaissance classicism to Cubism and Pop Art. Street performers, strolling minstrels and Mainstage musical entertainment add to the creative atmosphere.

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Top Five Places of Natural Beauty in Australia

Australia has been truly blessed with some of the most unique and spectacular natural beauty spots in the world. From impressive mountain ranges to the most stunning tropical rainforests and imposing rock formations, it is no wonder that so many people flock to experience the breathtaking beauty that Australia has to offer. Read on to learn more about five of the most beautiful natural wonders of this great land.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania’s most popular wilderness encounter is located in the heartland of one of the most beautiful world heritage listed national parks in this part of the country. The mountain itself is impressive and, at a massive 1545 metres above sea level, it is surrounded by a vast array of unique plant and animal life, stark cliff faces, deep gorges and the beautiful Lake St Clair which, at 200 metre deep, is the deepest glacial lake in Australia.

Nothing is more exclusive to Australia than the vast redness of the countries outback and perhaps the most recognised landmarks of the Australian desert is the illustrious Uluru. Uluru is the Aboriginal name for what was formally known as Ayes Rock. Situated in the Kata Tjuta National Park in the centre of this great country, Uluru is not just famous for being such an unusual land form but also for of its ever changing appearance caused by the effect of the sun. In fact the colours of the rock can change almost by the minute. Also located in this national park are the Olgas. Now known as Kata Tjuta, the same name as the national park, this curious rock formation is made up of thirty six rounded rocks with the tallest standing 200 metres higher than Uluru itself.

The Hunter Valley is a region in New South Wales about two hours drive north of Sydney. Stretching for about 150 kilometres, it is the oldest and most famous wine producing regions in Australia. As well as enjoying all that a great wine district has to offer, visitors to this region have a chance to experience the remarkable scenery which comprises the Hunter River system and the beautiful Wollombi Valley set against the backdrop of the picturesque mountain ranges.

Another of the many natural wonders of Australia are the Kimberleys. Located in the far top end of Western Australia, it is among one of the earliest settled areas in Australia, and luckily continues to be an area that remains virtually untouched. Renowned for its rugged beauty, the Kimberleys covers an area of around 421 000 square kilometres and consists of gorgeous beaches, ancient coral reefs, amazing quartz outcrops, picturesque gorges and rivers and the spectacular Bungle Bungles National Park.

In the far north east of Australia you will find the Daintree Rainforest. Situated about two hours drive north of Cairns, the Daintree National Park comprises about 1200 square kilometres of one of world’s oldest and most beautiful tropical rainforests. The Daintree Rainforest supports over 3000 species of plants and is home to a huge variety of animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. This rainforest is as important ecologically as it is beautiful and, with it receiving its world heritage status in 1988, much is being done to ensure the preservation of this Australian beauty.

The diversity of the Australian landscape is certainly unique. The size of this great country has enabled many of these landmarks to remain unspoiled and has allowed visitors the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of these amazing tourist attractions.



Source by Hugh McInnes

Beauty strangled by society

Beauty strangled by society

every day, society gives their idea of beauty, and what you have to say and do to obtain this and if you don’t act or look in this certain way, you don’t fit the criteria. however, you may be beautiful or unique in your own way, but your not aloud to realise it

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The Beauty of Architecture and Design

Blueprints are forms of history. They are pages that can go down in the annuals of history as monuments to the imagination of mankind. The architecture and design stay a part of our lifestyle and mark our civilization. They are markers of our achievements and tell stories of the buildings that stand the test of time and last throughout the ages. They can be homes, churches, office buildings or monuments that mark important people and events.

There is more to architecture than just the outside appearance of a building. Interior design architecture is a huge part of why people find some buildings so beautiful. Granted, the outside is the part that initially grabs the attention, but the interior is what makes the building memorable and functional.

Throughout history there have been incredible works of art created out of stone, wood and metal. The outer portion is detailed and intricate. Move inside and you will see that the intricacies are not limited to exterior walls.

Architecture and design must go hand in hand. From the modern buildings to the classic columns of ancient Roman Temples, the designs are built around function and beauty. A home can be more than four walls and a roof.

It can be a place that stands apart from nature and draws the eye to its beauty and form. By working together, design and architecture make four walls and a roof so much more.

It is more than function. A builder can build an edifice that is functional. It provides space, shelter and protects. But that is not always enough. Yes, one element of man’s basic needs is met but the building can be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.

A building can be more than just four walls and a roof. It should have great architectural style. As a sentient being capable of appreciating great works, you should demand more in your surroundings. Beauty is more than skin, or wall, deep.

Once more architects begin to embrace architecture and design, you will begin to see a rebirth in the styles and different shapes of buildings. Homes will begin to lose their “cookie cutter” shape and begin to be different.

A drive down a suburban area will see homes that embrace different styles. It will be a world where differences are celebrated and people can do more than simply live in a home. They can own a unique piece of history and it can be a showcase of a living art.



Source by Mike Ramidden

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