Cristiano Ronaldo and Donald Duck / Pato Donald

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As of today, I’ve shared my favorites of the Lagunillas public art and graffiti. I have probably two dozen more images, but I don’t want to bore you all. The remaining ones didn’t sing to me the way so many of these have. So, here’s what’s left for you to see unless you visit the neighborhood on your own.

The snowy egret in the final gallery image sits at the bottom of the wall beneath bodybuilder, which appears to be dedicated to someone in heaven — or maybe he survived a hospital stay (check out the cherub holding the IV). The heart image (the picture before the bodybuilder) reads: “In my heart there is an empty space with views of the sea.” In my photos, rather than only focus on the art, I’ve tried to pull back at times to give you an idea of the setting. I hope you’ve enjoyed taking this walk with me.

The framed dish towels (and one pillowcase) are on their way to Sarah. Click here to see a sampling of the dish towels San Geraldo’s grandmother made for him for his 21st birthday. Sarah selected three of the chef in fishnet stockings doing actual cooking. Sarah is a chef. She has never shared any photos of herself in fishnet stockings.

Our Mexican meal in La Galeria across the street from the Post Office was, as always, excellent. We hadn’t been there for a while and we got hugs and kisses from the woman who works that counter. That made it even better.


A partir de hoy, he compartido mis favoritos del arte público y el graffiti de Lagunillas. Probablemente tengo dos docenas de imágenes más, pero no quiero aburrirlos a todos. Los restantes no me cantaron como muchos de estos lo han hecho. Entonces, esto es lo que le queda por ver a menos que visite el vecindario por su cuenta.

La garceta nevada en la imagen final de la galería se encuentra en la parte inferior de la pared debajo del culturista, que parece estar dedicada a alguien en el cielo, o tal vez sobrevivió a una estadía en el hospital (mira el querubín que sostiene la vía intravenosa). La imagen del corazón (la foto delante del culturista) dice: “En mi corazón hay un espacio vacío con vistas al mar”. En mis fotos, en lugar de centrarme únicamente en el arte, a veces he intentado retroceder para darte una idea del entorno. Espero que hayas disfrutado dando este paseo conmigo.

Los paños de cocina enmarcados (y una funda de almohada) van de camino a Sarah. Haz clic aquí para ver una muestra de los paños de cocina que la abuela de San Geraldo le hizo para su cumpleaños número 21. Sarah seleccionó a tres chefs con medias de red que cocinaban de verdad. Sara es cocinera. Ella nunca ha compartido ninguna foto de sí misma en medias de red.

Nuestra comida mexicana en La Galería al otro lado de la calle de la oficina de correos fue, como siempre, excelente. No habíamos estado allí por un tiempo y recibimos abrazos y besos de la mujer que trabaja en ese mostrador. Eso lo hizo aún mejor.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

20 thoughts on “Cristiano Ronaldo and Donald Duck / Pato Donald”

  1. Great images, thank you for taking us along on the walk, you could publish walking maps of the area. A guy I went to high school with lived in Germany for a couple of years and complained that he couldn’t find decent Mexican food, he had lived in Texas before moving there (he is now in Virginia.)

    1. David:
      It’s not easy to find good Mexican food here either, although it’s gotten better in recent years. We were surprised at how good this little is, in a food court.

  2. I never tire of seeing local art and these all are fabulous! The dish towels are cool! And so is your lovely apartment at the time.

    1. tobyo:
      The apartment in Sevilla was truly grand. We wish we could have moved it here. Our apartment here is not much, except for the large terrace and the location right on the beach. (So I guess nothing to complain about.)

  3. I love the street art and how some looks very professionally done and others are quite rough; all interesting and vibrant though. I’d like the view of The Man and His Guns out of my window!

  4. I’ve enjoyed all the murals you posted and yes, it does enhance them to see them in their physical surroundings. I especially like the anthropomorphic fruits ‘n veggies in today’s photos. And the French chef embroidery, LOL!

    1. Debra:
      The chef in fishnets was so appropriate. But neither SG’s grandmother nor SG had any idea what was to come.

  5. Well, of course I love the dog, and the tribute to Rick & Morty is pretty awesome too. What’s the mesh thing on the bodybuilder’s arm, I wonder?

    When I lived in NYC and took a lot of street art pictures I often tried to give a sense of its location. Sometimes that’s part of the art!

    1. Steve:
      Yes, I’d like to know the story behind the bodybuilder (whose T-shirt reads, “Always strong”). For me, the setting is so important.

    1. Jim:
      The egret is even more beautiful when you discover it’s beneath a cluster of trees, including a smallish palm. It’s a bit of a discovery.

  6. These are all so different, I don’t think I can pick a favorite! I wouldn’t find it boring to see more at all.

    1. Kelly:
      I’ll save the others and will maybe share them sparingly. Some were more mess than art… but then someone else might love it.

  7. Hi! Watching a program with all past summer hits. Trying to piece memories together b but can’t seem to remember what two summers we worked at camp kiwi. Why can’t I see what I’m writing ?

  8. The one in the upper left-hand corner is what’s got my attention. It looks like a wild, surrealistic riff on the Mona Lisa.

  9. Whenever I see Donald Duck I think of the road not taken. I was going to work at Walt Disney as an illustrator, particularly Donald Duck. I got cold feet and did not do so.

    1. Urspo:
      Like you, I had dreams of being a cartoonist, an illustrator, or just a starving artist. I didn’t have the encouragement nor the guts.

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