mercredi 23 janvier 2008

A for Art



The ABC Wednesday finished with Z last week, and today it starts all over again with A for Art.

I noticed this decorated wall near Dieppe. The building is housing a Center for Help through Work. There are hundreds of these centers all over the country, but all do not possess such a wall.

These centers help mentally disabled persons to integrate the society.

In order to have the right to work in one, you have to be at least 20 years old, and have a working capacity of less than a third of that of a valid person.

Sometimes I run into a young man on a bicycle. He's always very polite and happy when he finds someone who's willing to listen. He then talks about his work in the local Center for Help through Work. He's proud about it. It's his healing art.

44 commentaires:

alice a dit…

Chacun est fier de trouver sa place. Pour certains, c'est plus difficile.
Merci pour ces mots, c'est un sujet qui me tient à coeur.

Lara a dit…

great photo to start the alphabet again!

Olivier a dit…

un superbe choix pour l'abécédaire (sans fin a ce que je vois). La peinture murale est magnifique, très poétique, une belle evasion. bravo pour le sujet

KooTee a dit…

Vesitorni vaakatasossa =)

Ai, ei? Luulin, kun oli yhtä hienoja maalauksia =D

RuneE a dit…

A very good choice for the letter A - both theme-, text- and picture-wise.

lyliane a dit…

Tout est beau , ce centre les peintures murales, si tous les murs pouvaient être décorés comme ceux là, la vie serait plus gaie sous le ciel gris de nos régions.

Paulie a dit…

I used art as my theme also and it was on a building too BUT yours is much nicer! What a wonderful scene to pass no matter how you go by that building!

Peter a dit…

Good subject, good text, good picture... Following the old (Swedish) school noting system, I would attribute you an A!

mrsnesbitt a dit…

How creative, to illustrate a house like this. Our house is a large plain cream building...hmmmmm the mind boggles.

Ida a dit…

Creative A! :)
I`m new on ABC Wednesday. :)

Ackworth Born a dit…

an absolutely authentic amazing artefact.

Nathalie a dit…

Tout est bon dans ton histoire : l'existence du centre, le bonheur du jeune homme, le temps que le passant accepte de lui consacrer pour l'écouter. Vive l'Art et l'art vit !

Cergie a dit…

On ne peut établir d'étalon de l'être humain ni du bonheur de vivre.
Certains sont handicapés mentaux ou moteur ou les deux, suite à un accident parfois. C'est vite arrivé.
Il y a aussi des handicapés de l'amour et de la vie, et ceux là aussi sont bien à plaindre. Il y en a plus qu'on ne le pense. Tiens, comme ton entrepreneur du message d'hier.

Gordon a dit…

Very impressive wall art. We have centres like that here too. They are much needed; gives mentally disabled people self esteem.

Nessa a dit…

Wow, that's a beautiful building.

Sharon a dit…

Wonderful A choice. The art on the building is beautiful and the story is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

nazzareno a dit…

Il n'est pas facile de concilier le bien-être avec l'art et la poésie.
Cet endroit le fait bien.

ArneA a dit…

I have found three bloggers choosing A for Art.
The best is that house decoration is´n tagging.
Lots of wall paintings in Brussel
Will return to your blog

lv2scpbk a dit…

Good thinking on the "A" photo.

dot a dit…

Sounds like a very good program and the wall is beautiful.

DarylE a dit…

Lovely and a good cause

Mick a dit…

I like the mural and the way it shows people busy at different tasks connected to dreams and aspirations. I think.

VP a dit…

Bravo - a great photo and post!

SusuPetal a dit…

A magnificent house. I'd like to paint my house like that(what would the neighbours think...)

Miss_Yves a dit…

Wonderfull!
But I wonder what is the rule of the game"A", where to find it on your blog.
(I also wonder why I am not writting in French !)
Miss Yves

Digital Flower Pictures a dit…

I am not sure why there are more buildings like this. I would love to see that around here. Everything is painted white.

Have a Nice Wednesday!

claude a dit…

A comme Amour. L'amour de tous, l'amour pour tous. Il est très beau ton sujet du jour Hélène !

Liisa a dit…

That house is beautifully decorated, and what is best, used for a good cause. Good choice for "A"!

Miss_Yves a dit…

la photo est publiée sur
http://photograff.blogspot.com
avec un petit commentaire ...en Anglais, dans la mesure de mes modestes compétences .
A suivre
miss Yves

Miss_Yves a dit…

J'espère avoir suivi correctement le mode d'emploi...
Miss Yves

Jean M Fogle a dit…

I love all the beautiful murals that have been painted on buildings. Art is good for the soul.

photowannabe a dit…

Really nice and colorful wall art. I think its a great choice for ABC Wednesday.

happyone a dit…

That is really cool.

david mcmahon a dit…

That's a beautiful mural. I'd love to visit Dieppe one day, especially because of it historical significance.

A couple of years ago I photographed the mural in Quebec City, which is amazing!

Dragonstar a dit…

That is a beautiful mural.

Peter M a dit…

Nice post, Dieppe, I have been there, some time ago on Dunkirk Veteran Pilgrimage

Bergson a dit…

superbe décoration

c'est un abécédaire continuel ?

Flassie's Fil'a a dit…

Beautiful Mural and
great choice for an A!

Have a Blessed Happy
Fun Creative Year!!!

Mr. Mapper a dit…

Neat place.

Miss_Yves a dit…

Je trouve ce petit jeu très créatif !
La prochaine lettre est-elle "B" comme le veut l'ordre alphabétique (ou est-elle tirée au sort?)
Miss Yves

hpy a dit…

Miss Yves, les lettres se suivent selon le vieux système de l'abc...

Andrea a dit…

Beautiful art. Sounds like an interesting place there.

bonnie a dit…

This is a beautiful wall and an interesting concept for how to take care of the disabled.

Katney a dit…

We have a town near us which is known for its murals. Walls throughout the town depict people and events in local history. The murals are painted by professional artists and each year they have a "mural in a day" project when several artists gather to complete a mural and you can watch them doing it.

Very interesting art.