Monday, March 9, 2009

My Polka Dot Street

We call it the Polka Dot Street, and they go all the way up the hill.
But if you think about it, they look more like tentacles.
I wish I could take sidewalk chalk and color them all in.

41 comments:

Amy C said...

oooh they are so cool, it would make me happy to walk up there no matter how I was feeling!
But it would be oh so fun to paint them in lots of bright fun colors.
Thanks for taking the pic!

Ces said...

Oh my gosh, it's very clean! Yes, go color them. Maybe we will read in the news: Advertizer turned psychologist turned stay at home Mom, turned artist arrested for coloring the street. Caused a national wave of street coloring mania!

aimee said...

wow!! does it take forever to walk up that hill? do your girls want to play hopscotch in the circles? mine would want to stop in every single one, every single day.

i think you SHOULD cut loose with some sidewalk chalk and see what happens.

more pics from tokyo please!

linda cardina said...

bella! i think u should put on a black hoodie and go out tonight and spray paint the polka dots LOL!! u can do it in all kinds of fun colors and it will last a lot longer than chalk....hahahahahhi know..i'm so bad. xoxolinda;)

kj said...

do six bella and go from there.

i dare you.

i might even be willing to provide an incentive...

:)

Milkberry said...

It looks so sunny! I'd hate riding the bike uphill, I tell ya that haha. But downhill seems fun! Which part of Tokyo do you live in Bella?

esque said...

Pretty road! I'm with Linda: in the darkness of the night, go color them! You could be the ninja polka dot color-inner!

yoon see said...

Really fun!
Such creative treat set us on the merry merry mood. I don't mind walking up and down this magical street no matter how many I travel.
It's a good luck charm too Bella:)

'tude said...

Polka Dot street! I love that name. It didn't even cross my mind how un-colorful the street was. I noticed how narrow and neat the street (neighborhood) looked, and it felt so serene.

*I guess "polka dots" evoke images of whim and fancy. And, naturally: colors. Fun colors.

Dusik said...

Bella, take a chalk or a crayon for that matter (lol) and make smiley faces and little girls :)

(i imagine how people will start walking around them after that, trying not to step on a smile. maybe make some of them angry faces)

i once, very long time ago, when i was still a high school student, took a photo of my then boyfriend (really handsome guy) and drew it on a wall of one of the high rise buildings where me and my girlfriend would sneak to have a cigarette... a year later i went to that building and found that they had just finished a renovation inside, but the wall i drea my bf was left untouched :)) LOL

caren said...

Wow, wouldn't that be fun!!! I love sidewalk chalk. Ashley (my daughter) and I always played with it on the driveway when she was little. But, Polka Dots.....wish I could help you!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahahaha! I didn't realize I was cavorting with such vandals! :D Well, I just may have to search out some chalk this afternoon. I like Dusik's idea of turning them into faces -- happy faces, angry faces...how fun would that be! But if I decide to go the more permanent route with spray paint, I'm sure Linda would let me borrow HER black hoodie and spray can. Right, Linda?

Ces, I think you gave me more turns than Madonna. You forgot to add -- turned crminal in there.

Aimee, the street isn't too long, but it is a little steep. And yes, I think my girls and your girls would have a blast hopping from circle to circle. Then it WOULD take forever to walk down that street. Thank goodness I don't have OCD.

Oh, Milkberry. I am astrounded by those who actually DO ride their bikes up that hill! And not just the battery-powered bikes, either. They must have tremendous thighs. (Oh, Ces, YOU have strong thighs, don't you?) I live a short walking distance from Roppongi.

And Dusik, that's absolutely amazing that your portrait was still there!!! I wish you had taken a picture of that. Must have been gorgeous.

Thank you all for walking down the street with me. Who knows, I may have to post another picture soon....

Kaili said...

Lovely Bella,

From your posts, Tokyo sounds like a place I need to put on my to do list! Thanks for your lovely comment on my new blog look, I know there's so much newness it makes my head spin too!

Interesting fact about older ladies with purple hair!! You will have to post a picture of that! A bunch of them all lined p with their fab purple hair do's!

laughingwolf said...

that's so neat, bella... who'll stop you if you color them in a bit?

voz said...

Cute. I hope the next street over is striped and the one after that would be plaid.

Vera said...

I hope you´ll post a photograph when you´ve painted all the little circles ;)

Milkberry said...

Wow you live in Roppongi! Sugoii!! The last time I went there was to get the heavenly Golden Spoon yogurt. Peanut buttercup flavor is awesome!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Kaili! Ok, well, I will try and snap a photo the next time I see one. I hope she doesn't pelt me with onigiri.

Laughingwolf, if they stop me, I'll just have to point to my comments and say you all made me do it. ;)

Voz, I like the way your mind works, girl!

Vera - stay tuned. And wish me luck.

Milkberry, well, I don't live IN Roppongi, but within walking distance. I haven't been to Golden Spoon. I must seek it out!

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Dusik said...

LOL Bella, no, that was like...'teen years ago!!! (LOL, i don't want to appear too ancient), the picture is probably gone now

laughingwolf said...

no prob, bella... i'm a big boy... uh, er... wuff ;) lol

Renee said...

Darling Bella, I do know it, and you know that I love you too.

I have a favour to ask you. Ces wrote on my blog post today and the last line is the sentence I want you to read.

I wrote on her blog that I want to use it in my obituary because it is totally me.

Because I think you are amazing and I totally think of you as my friend, can you check it out and tell me what you think.

Then we have to convince her to let me use it. We will tagteam.

Love Renee

By the way, you are so lucky to have two nymphs at home. I love my two daughters and as women they are the very best when they are together.

BT said...

We are all so bad, I too want you to draw in the circles. A friend of mine from school used to have wallpaper on her toilet walls. it was all circles and you were encouraged to make your own person out of a circle or two. There were some great doodles on that wall. I wonder whether it's still there?

Ces said...

I don't need any convincing. Renee may have it, I had a feeling she knew what I was saying. I met her through you, you know?

Renee said...

Your still my best dear Bella and Ces is walking right beside you.

You have a wonderful friend and I know why she loves you and now I see why you love her too.

xoxoxoo

TattingChic said...

Polka Dot Street! How cute! I love it. That is a cute photo, too. They would look darling colored in, LOL! If you dare do it then I hope you take a picture of them colored in, LOL!

Ces said...

...turned baker

Milkberry said...

Oh Bella you must bring your girls there! I think the frozen yogurts are awesome! I believe that it's opposite of the FujiFilm building and the shopping center (midtown?) with the quite impressive international market. Here's the address:
港区六本木7-8-11

Have fun eating frozen yogurt! Yummy!!

Draffin Bears said...

What a cute Polka Dot Street.
You would almost think Pippy Longstocking lived in that street.
Looks fun and happy.

Hugs
Carolyn

Björnik said...

Hahaha! I just love how you think Bella or maybe you've played too much with Odakota! I guess you can also connect the dots all the way up there.:)

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you, Alexiev. I can feel the warm air from Buenos Aires.

Dusik, don't be too sure. Maybe they built a frame around it.

Laughingwolf: woof woof!

BT, that's hysterical! I would have loved to have seen that wallpaper!

Ces, Renee, what can I say. I love you.

Haha, Tattingchic. Maybe I'll take a b/w photo, then you'll never be able to tell.

Oh, Milkberry! I'll definitely go. Yum!!! Thanks!

Carolyn, I'll keep my eyes peeled for Pippi and Mr. Nelson. You never know....

Hello, Bjornik. I wonder what picture that would produce. I would connect the dots on Odakota, too, but he's too ticklish. :)

Ais said...

Oh they are so sute! Is there a reason why the street is like that?

Renee said...

Dear Bella:

I'm still here Bella.

You will help the girls grow, we know so much more how to make our daughters strong in this day and age.

Love you.

Renee

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I should like and will make lots of money so that I can come and visit you and just hang for the day. This is just to much for my eyes today! I'm loving every single moment of looking at this! It's fabulous!!!!

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

what a delightful street

parisa mahmoudi said...

Oh,So cute!And lovely street!!!
Good Luck Bella! :)

Vera said...

Thank you for a very nice comment at my blog! You´re always welcome there!

Delwyn said...

Hello from Aus, I'm Delwyn and am visiting for the first time. I am very glad you have picked up drawing again...
I love your street, I love Japan..
My daughter lives in Saitama, and teaches there.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, Ais. I find circles like these stamped into streets that slope. So I'm sure it's for better traction in rainy or snowy weather. Then again, it IS Japan, so maybe it's just for the fun of it. ;)

Renee, xxoo

Oooh, Vanessa, wouldn't that be something! But you'd better act fast. I'm only here for a few more months. :(

Hi, Milly & Parisa! Thanks. Lugging groceries uphill is a pain, though.

Nice to see you again, Vera.

Hello, Delwyn! Nice to meet you. I hope your daughter loves Saitama as much as I love Tokyo.

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Caroline said...

Perhaps you can colour them in digitally and see what it might look like - yes, I know, like when you've got a spare hour or 3!!!