Friday, May 10, 2013

FSO - Graffiti

Just yesterday, thanks to my manager at work pointing me in the right direction, I discovered some graffiti I actually liked.  

It's bright and bold and doesn't look out of place.  It adorns the skate park.  I recall there was a graffiti painting competition at the park some years ago, maybe that was when the park opened and every inch of the complex is now covered with either graffiti or tagging. I wonder how the graffiti artists feel about the tagging.




But there was very little tagging along this wall.

 

The council has provided public toilets and adorned them so they blend in with the park.



The other graffiti I found a week or so ago when I was in Taranaki seemed to me to be just wrong.  


I haven't been able to find out anything about the history of this old concrete building.  It sat at the bottom of a cliff with an old road down to it and a derelict slipway for launching boats.   I'll be back in Taranaki at the end of the month and will make enquiries. 

I like how the old wall divides the beautiful from the ugly in this shot.  


That was another topic where I thought "Oh crumbs" when I saw it.  I didn't think "Oh crumbs", that's just me being polite.  But you get the idea.  It turned out to be quite fun.   I think there will be some great images this week.  Just pop over here to see them.



12 comments:

  1. What a great find. Graffiti can make such an interesting subject. I like how the restrooms blend in with the theme. What is tagging? I never heard of that.

    PS I was worried that you might not be able to find graffiti in your area!

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  2. The graffiti is so very appropriate at the skate park and so awful down by the water. I hate to see it here - and it's all over the place. The restroom at the skate park is well done!

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  3. Stunning one and all.
    I dislike tagging but unless graffiti is painted onto things of beauty or works of art then even the old concrete building is improved by it.

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  4. That skatepark is wonderful. You really captured the fun with your photos. Love the character in that last photo.

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  5. I agree, that last one was really fun.

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  6. A skate park seems the right kind of place for it :)

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  7. You portaits are really fantastic, I love them all.

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  8. It's funny how graffiti can be 'right' or 'wrong' - your top pic is SO right!!!! And I love the graffiti-esque public loo as well! It really IS art!!

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  9. Hi Pauline! I love graffiti when its done well and your photos show the difference! Looks like a great park.
    Sarah
    x

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  10. Man Pauline I am losing it. I kept wondering why I had no visitors. I completely forgot to link up. Your shots are great. I could find no graffiti in my town but I have found some great examples in this weeks entries.
    QMM

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  11. You find some great find there....it's the same here at the skate part, lots of graffiti and tagging, but only at one location is graffiti allowed, the rest are clean.

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