“If my mind can conceive it

If my heart can believe it

Then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali

Happy 😆 motivational Monday! What a great quote for today’s post and photo! 

Congratulations 🎉🍾 to the Los Angeles Lakers for winning the NBA Championship🏆 and dedicating/winning it for the most amazing Laker of them all #24 – Kobe Bryant.  They conceived it in their minds, and in their hearts 💜💛, and then they achieved it.   Well done!

With so much loss in the world because of Covid-1 , additionally for some Californians, the added loss of their homes.  Having to flee in the middle of the night from the firestorms, not knowing where you will be sleeping that night; let alone, what you will have left upon your return. Californian’s; and let’s face it, ALL of us needed a little distraction from our “new” normal.   Professional basketball and the NBA provided us with just that.  Thank you 🙏🏼 for keeping them in the “Protective Covid-Free Bubble”; you 💯 did it right, lead by example and we could not be any more pleased with the final results….the Lakers 🏀 are the NBA CHAMPIONS 🏆for 2020!!!!!!!!  

I absolutley love ❤️ murals, and I can thank Banksy and Visit Bristol for that.  When I was traveling thru England during my first introduction to Bristol, I was fortunate enough to see a lot of Banksy’s work.  Thanks to Kathryn Davis with Visit Bristol,  I’m officially addicted to murals, especially Banksy, LOL 😂! 

Much to my delight, during our recent #staycation in Newport Beach 🏖; we were on a walkabout killing time before our reservation for brunch in Laguna Beach (stay tuned for my future posts about both),  when we came across this very cool mural Kobe Bryant, and of course it stopped me in my tracks.  Isn’t it amazing?  I love the homage to Banksy….absolutely Brilliant!!!  You made a fan out of me – who are you 🤷🏽‍♀️?????

Unfortunately I do not know very much about the artist 👩🏻‍🎨, when it was painted etc.; all I’ve discovered is that it suddenly appeared on a Friday night.   I hadn’t had too much time to deeply research it, but what I have found out is that it’s a mystery to everyone including the city. Do you think 🤔 it was Banksy lol!  How cool  would that be?????

Fortunately,  if you like this photo 📷 and mural, you can venture to Laguna Beach, California and see this amazing tribute for yourself; it’s on the corner of Pacific Coast 🌊 Highway & Cress Street on the side of The Landmark Surf Co.’s building.  

Who painted the Kobe/Banksy mural in Laguna Beach?  The mystery🕵🏼of 2020!

Stay safe, and remember, if you leave your place, cover your face 😷.

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