To mirror the opening image from two posts ago, here is another poster from Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts’ Research Centre (ZRC SAZU) in Ljubljana, to go with the theme of public murals and graffiti. Sometimes the birds leave a spot clean. And the sofa (especially the one on the left) is cool too.
I love this, the idea of improving environment by adding to it. Improvement is relative, of course, but I like the idea of “democracy” behind an unmolested graffiti. I have yet to take photos of any significant murals, especially in Roma, but here is what I’ve got so far. Translation from Slovenian and location given in the captions. More images of Pisa street art and impressive Metelkova City in Ljubljana have been posted here and here.
A favourite, in Pisa
“Who enters, dies.” Capalbio Scalo (frankly, it’s not a graffiti, rather an actual warning.)
Still unclear about the meaning of this. Pitigliano
“Stupid is the hen which condemns its own egg.” Piran
Metelkova City, Ljubljana
Metelkova City, Ljubljana
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (last inscription: “You can get down now, the press is gone.”)
Ljubljana, not in Slovakia.
“When if not now, who if not you???” Maribor
Pitigliano (cheating again, it’s the floor, not a wall.)
Roma. For a wise cat.
And here is a special house in Škofije on the border between Italy and Slovenia that was obviously given to children from different countries as a plaything. Give kids a chance indeed!
“United in diversity.”
To all public artists and writers with stuff to say and show: please, carry on. The world needs your expression and colours and wit. And authorities better let it be. It’s the stuff of life.
First let’s take four from Isola del Giglio.
And here there are four in one. And these two are heading towards each other. We should tell them.
Then let’s take three from Roma.
Add a few single ones.
Montalto di Castro
Bagno Vignoni – a bit small
And after that we can return home.
For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.
…but not the tower. Like she said: “Let’s not worry about the tower.” And we didn’t. Another Vetrinjska street look-alike. Another pretty square. Another most beautiful façade. A gelato, a lunch, a conversation. Some uniform chasing. Gracias a la vida que me ha dado this chance meeting, or not so chance. An excellent day.
When I was younger, I thought that pizza has something to do with the name of this city. Or vice versa.
After the first graffiti-splashed visit this was the second time we were here, with the most recent visitors, and the pizza was good again. And tomorrow will be the third, I’m meeting an internet friend for the first time. When I said that the tower is quite far from the railway station, she said: “Let’s not worry about the tower. I want to see YOU! :)” And so it goes.
On top of the tower
Enough horse power for you?
Or you need more?
Well, this is 350 away from Roma. I should check if Pisa has their own Romulus and Remus or what.
Him and her.
“Let’s not worry about the tower,” she said.
Photo: MM & GC
Yesterday we were:
- Photo: MC & MM,
- graffiti by the city,
- driving (crazy – not!) by Marco,
- birra by a nice bar above which airplanes are landing,
- teeth-showing by the dog in the bar,
- leash pulling by bestia,
- Fabian shelves by Ikea,
- the tower by unskilled builders
- & pizza by
Grazie, Pisa! Ritorneremo.