wall art in the city
April 14, 2013
A sunny day in the UK – colour. light and smiles on faces – reminds me of more exotic places. In the Palermo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, both of the walls under the railway bridge are covered with wall art. One side is a colourful display of figures and street life making a background to a very good stall selling fruit and vegetables . . . .
. . . on the other, a dramatic scenario with large animals cavorting over what looks like a patchwork quilt.
At the junction, there’s a seating area with plenty of space for both passersby and those that wish to take a few minutes to rest. The gentleman on the right has nodded off. We couldn’t dally as we were rushing off to Palermo Hollywood to seek out a repair shop . . .
. . . which we found here in this rather beautiful building.
Wandering back, this piece of wall art took my eye as well as the vehicle, an old Renault, parked alongside.
I guess our journey to and fro had taken about an hour. Back at the seating area, the gentleman was still dozing, so I presume that the seats are comfy as well as quite jolly . . . .
. . . just a few more images of how to enliven surfaces with freedom of expression. Some with a message and some as pure visual treats. I miss it.
We are the time. We are the famous
metaphor from Heraclitus the Obscure.
We are the water, not the hard diamond,
the one that is lost, not the one that stands still.
We are the river and we are that greek
that looks himself into the river. His reflection
changes into the waters of the changing mirror,
into the crystal that changes like the fire.
We are the vain predetermined river,
in his travel to his sea.
The shadows have surrounded him.
Everything said goodbye to us, everything goes away.
Memory does not stamp his own coin.
However, there is something that stays
however, there is something that bemoans.
Jorge Luis Borges We are the Time We are the Famous