March 01, 2008

Theme Day - Graffiti

A pedestrian underpass of the highway coming off the bridge crossing the Danube. It is pretty sad to me but to some it is art. The befits the Ides of March. Have a wonderful week-end.
Be sure to visit the other participants of this theme day - here they are:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

39 comments:

Hyde DP said...

Indeed this is the kind that doesn't inspire me at all.

dot said...

I don't look on it as art but if I saw this place I'd be staring with my mouth open. It's amazing looking!

GrandmaK said...

It also looks as if someone has been "dancing on the ceiling." Very interesting...I'm sort of ambivalent about the "art". Wish they could find some way to express their talent in a constructive, not destructive manner, don't you? Cathy

Wanda said...

It reminds me of what we see on train boxcars around here.

Clueless in boston said...

It is rather dreary looking and not very artistic. I thought the Ides of March was the 15th.

Kuanyin said...

Colorful at least! Happy Theme Day!

AVCR8TEUR said...

I don't like graffiti, but some people have to express themselves publicly.

Oswegan said...

Nice find. I would hang out here for a while. Maybe with a beer in a bag.

I would say: "Cheers to all the old farts who hate graffiti"

Kate said...

oswegan, beer in a bag? Let's make it some cheap wine to go with the ambience. Scary looking tunnel; don't think I'd waltz through there.

Sailor Girl said...

AMAZING! We have a very similar one (similar? It's exactly the same!!!!) in Cascais, Lisbon, in a tunnel!!!!

Gail's Man said...

Don't think I'd like to walk through here. It looks very unsafe.

Rose said...

This is cool :)
I posted works in a subway too!

Sally said...

To me it's better than boring, stained concrete, which is the usual alternative! I don't see it as destructive. What is it destroying? Is the place still functional?

Say g’day to Green Boy

George Townboy said...

LOL @ Oswegan!

Looks like the Graffiti mongers are battling for supremacy, and so far, the talented one is winning. Your photo helps with the illusion!

Mo said...

This kind of graffiti is slowly being wiped out as some become more commercially acceptable. I like it.

Jilly said...

Wow, that's a lot of graffiti. It seems rather oppressive somehow.

zakscloset said...

i don't dislike graffiti, but if it's not done right, it just simply brings a certain feel of ghetto-ness in the area. SAD!

slim said...

I wouldn't want to have to walk this pathway every day. I would find it an assault to my senses. I guess I'd have to wear very dark "shades", look forward, and walk fast . . .

isabella said...

A new meaning to "paint the town red" ;-)

Marie-Noyale said...

It gives colors to the concrete walls of this tunnel!!

Neva said...

I call this a scary place to walk....but a nice photo you took.

Jim said...

Not much free space left in there.

Janice Thomson said...

Very colorful but not my kind of 'art'. Excellent photos Isadora

Rambling Round said...

I would prefer just plain white walls!

marley said...

Great choice for the theme day. I love the last photo.

Southern Heart said...

That is quite a lot of graffiti...somehow, I find it a bit sad.

Chuck Pefley said...

Oh Yes!, Isadora, this type of graffiti is disturbing, as you say. But, having agreed with you overall, I suspect that if we looked closely at portions of this work rather than as whole, beauty and creativity could be found. I'm not defending the practice, mind, and deeply offended by the defacing of history and beauty which seems so prevalant in todays world.

gizelle said...

an entire underpass...artists got lots of time in their hand...great photo! happy weekend!

lv2scpbk said...

Nice shot of all those writings.

Joy said...

It's often the case, isn't it? Underpasses usually attract graffiti crazies.

Happy Theme Day! May I invite you to visit Norwich Daily Photo?


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Ben said...

What can I say. I guess that is most common place to do this type of graffiti. I remember seeing those in Japan.

Keropok Man said...

ooo... maybe they should have a competition to see which one's the best! haha


Happy Theme Day!

Sonia said...

I think it is not art to me...But it's a great photos!

CrazyCow said...

Thanks for our visit to my site.

Some of the bits are at least colourful.

Susan said...

Better they spray paint in a tunnel than on the sides of buildings and private propery. In its way it does brighten up a dull space.

Andrée said...

I agree: there is some that is art, some that isn't and the line can be very thin. I don't think this is. But the photograph shows it very vividly. Here is my CDP: Street Art entry (too late for the list). Thank you.

Helen said...

I don't find this sort of graffiti art. But you did a great job of photographing it.

The D in D & T said...

Great photo - and what interesting discussion it has prompted. It's really interesting to me to see all the different points of view about grafitti. Isn't it great when a photo can prompt discussion and really make you think?

I personally found Sally's comment really interesting, she makes a great point - it does still function so how is it destroyed?

Great post!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Tunnels like this almost beg to be defaced. I agree with most of your commenters, I don't think these sort of tags are "art." But a great choice for the theme.