Thursday’s Special: Graffiti

Finally I have some kick-ass graffiti to show you. This appeared in my neighbourhood just two weeks ago. I am sad to report that two homeless persons died in a fire there last winter, hence the inscription on the house. After the last flooding that hit the eastern parts of the country a lot more people will be left without homes. I can only wish and hope that the government will do everything possible to help them restore their lives.

 
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80 Comments on “Thursday’s Special: Graffiti

  1. This graffiti deninitely livens up the spot.

    I’ve been hearing about the flooding on the news over here, and I thought about you instantly. I realized that you may be in a part that wasn’t hit but that you may have friends or family in places that have been.

    Over here, citizens with cultural ties are organizing care packages to be sent there.

    All the best to you, Paula.

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    • Thank you for this message Allan. Help is getting here from many places and it is restoring our faith in humanity. Can’t thank you enough for your thoughts and good wishes.

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  2. This is wonderful house decoration. Very different from the fading painting in Warsaw and Radovlicje. I hope I see something that special today.

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  4. You know I love water, Paula, but it can have savage consequences. Tragic for so many people. I have no idea how I would ever recover from losing everything like this.
    Thank you for your moving post this morning. Hugs!
    Still too much work?

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    • Hello Jo. My grandparents lost everything they had 50 years ago in a flood in this very neighbourhood where I live today. They were rescued by boats and had.to row their way out. They recovered from that devastating experience. I hope these people will too. I have had a couple of intense days with meetings, working from home today and changing offices tomorrow – it will be busy. Sending you hugs

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      • I didn’t realise you were in such an ‘at risk’ area, Paula, but nature is so unpredictable right now, isn’t it? Take good care of yourself and try to have some fun at the weekend.
        I don’t think I will be chasing those Romans after all. 😦 From glorious Summer the weather has turned wet and miserable approaching the Bank Holiday. I’ll get there sometime this year though.

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        • Thank you, Jo. Since 1960’s they built flood embankments in the capital and I am sure we will be ok here. It isn’t fair that weather should go bad at the time of holiday. I am sure you will find something fun to do. Maybe Zumba? Keep me posted on your escapades 😉

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          • There is a local walk in a very beautiful area up on the Moors and I’m still hopeful for Monday. The Roman wall is bleak in indifferent weather. I know from past experience. How they managed it in those short skirts! 🙂 🙂

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              • Carlton-in-Cleveland 🙂 We will be at the top of the very steep bank at Lord Stones cafe for a cuppa afterwards.

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                    • 😀 Whenever I can I do virtual travelling.. There is something comforting about staying warm at home and seeing half of the world at the same time.One of my passtimes is to plan ahead travels that may or may not happen. I have archives with a selection of hotels for every region in Italy I still want to visit, and now my Northumberland plan is almost ready. I saw a series of documentaries about Northumberland, and am convinced that we should go up there. Have you been to Farne island? Were you pooped on?

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                    • I last went to the Farne Islands on a school trip! And I think I was lucky 🙂 Lindisfarne is the most magical spot. And I love the walk from Dunstanburgh Castle too. What kind of dates are you thinking?

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                    • I am at the cafe now. Seeing a bunch of cars parked outside, but not yours? What coffee should I order for you?

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  5. Ho letto attentamente le notizie sulle alluvioni e ho visto che la tua zona non era stata colpita ,anche se rimane il dolore per tutti quelli che hanno perso tutto……!
    La tua foto e’ bellissima e ora conosco il significato di quei graffiti.

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    • GRAZIE Anna. This is the last thing my country needed right now 😦 I am hoping and praying for them.

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    • Thank you Sreejith. It puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? Just seeing it reminds me of how trivial my daily problems are.

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      • You are absolutely right, Paula.

        Seeing the beautiful wall art, I couldn’t imagine such a sad story behind.

        That’s life, right?

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  6. Great photo and graffiti! Love it when they brighten up these abandoned places
    Have a great day!
    Greetings, Ron.

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  7. That’s indeed some kick-ass graffiti and shot there Paula! Great post and love the music hon. Awesome! 😀

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  8. Now you’re talking, Paula! Very cool street art. I’m always interested in street art in other cities, especially European cities, where it seems they really like to go big. Also, what’s the music? It goes nicely with the photo … it’s actually a little eerie, especially the beginning. The mid-section has some very strong Native American music overtones, except phrased in a hip-hop delivery. Interesting!!!

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  9. well Paula = you get a a gold star for starting this post so well – I mean – if that opening line does not draw you in – well…. ha! just awesome – and says so much about your fun personality with the “finally….and the “have some kick-ass” – but it also reminds me to how photographers have their eye out for certain topics – and well, glad you found the graffiti shot – and what a tribute to the two lives lost. Love the art – and the bricks in the bottom of the building. 🙂

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    • That’s kind of you Yvette. I like these old houses with character although they call for trouble. You should see dull buildings that arise at their place when they finally tear them down. These bricks caught my eye 🙂 You have an observing eye 🙂

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  11. At marvelous graffiti you have captured, Paula! But how tragic about the fire and the recent flooding – there has been quite a bit of news coverage over here about it, and I have been thinking of you and people there. May compassionate assistance be freely available to all in need.

    And on a lighter note, here’s my submission for your Thursday’s Special Challenge – it was a bit of a fun mystery.

    Quirky Artist Stories Nbr 1 – Nancy Drew and the Case of the Purloined Heron

    http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/quirky-artist-stories-nbr-1-nancy-drew-and-the-case-of-the-purloined-heron/

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  12. I’m so sorry to hear about the floods and devastation. Lots of blessing to you and your family. On another note, the pictures are great… Take care, Lor

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  14. It is beautiful Paula.. very American Indian. Wish it had happier connotations though. Perfect music accompaniment.

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    • Me too… these graffiti had drawn more attention to the building, and a few days later some airplane agency started advertising on it. I think it will be torn down soon.

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  15. I love the graffitti and the music, but it is sad about the homeless people, and I hope the ones flooded out have homes soon.

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