March 6, 2010

Open invitation

A demolished building with the walls left standing is something that no graffiti 'artist' can resist. This is at the corner of Katipunan Avenue and Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City. Before the demolition of the low structures for another high-rise residential condominium, which is now suspended because of some legal dispute, it had the last mini-golf course that I knew of in Metro Manila. My husband and I used to play there before we were married.

demolished building with walls painted with graffiti

22 comments:

Kitty said...

wow, very striking from faraway. I like the colors.

how amazing that you and your husband have such memories?

Photo Cache said...

the fact that you tagged this post UGLY made me smile.

ρομπερτ said...

...sigh...probably a view many large cities obtain nowadays. one hopes that the future memories will be as nice as yours already are.

please have you all a nice weekend.

George said...

I guess graffiti is a world-wide phenomenon. At least parts of it are colorful. It's too bad you don't have the minature golf course anymore.

Vernz said...

How the artists long for this wall to stand through time ... sayang .. great artwork panaman

Uma por Dia said...

This happens everyplace. I like to shoot them here on top of buildings.

the donG said...

changing views of the metro. it will be very different five years from now.

Jacob said...

Graffiti "artists" are ubiquitous and disgusting. This makes a rather ugly wall even uglier. Hopefully, it will all be demolished soon.

Yes, there aren't many mini-golf courses left around here, either. The first time I played was in the 40s in Los Angeles as a kid. Can't remember the last time.

I was wondering how you and your hubby "played" before you were married... ;-)

James Mark said...

Thanks for this Hilda - for a different kind of wall decoration go to CieldeQuimper's Versailles Daily Photo. I applaud the local councils who engage local artists to do a decent job, even if the art itself is controversial. Sad, though, when it is plain bad, assuming you can make value judgements on painting.

I will try to get inside York Minster - promise!

Cezar and Léia said...

It must give you a strange feeling that a place with cherished memories is now target to graffiti...
God bless you!
Cezar

Tanya said...

so sad isn't it? more high rises, just what we all need, ugh!

Have a great weekend Hilda!!

maiaT said...

It is a very familiar view for me. You captured this exquisite art excellently.
Many buildings were demolished by us too, even very solid structures for the same reason. Now with the financial crisis they are all suspended and perfect graffiti canvases.

Jacob said...

Hi Hilda - re your comment on The Villages DP: It's all a set-up. The Villages is a Disneyland for adults. The downtowns, created to look old, were built 10 or 15 years ago...

But, it's still fun.

Dina said...

I guess every blog needs a tag called "ugly."
Gosh, I haven't played miniature golf in half a century.

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Mirela said...

I'm riveted by the yellow/blue graffiti... are those angry fish? :)

Johnny said...

Hola Hilda,
Gracias por tus amables comentarios, me llegan al corazón. Tus ultimas fotografias son realmente buenas.
Felicidades por tu Blog, relamente es el más premiado de la bogesfera.
Eres un Sol.
Abrazos

VP said...

The graffiti are ugly, but they do not really spoil anything in this situation!

Steffe said...

Not the prettiest graffiti I have ever seen. There is a mini golf course at the youth centre in Tungelsta. I have never seen anyone play there.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

A big graffiti that will soon be a good riddance once the walls are demolished as well.

Reena said...

eto ba yung vacant lot beside ateneo grade school?

Louis la Vache said...

Good grief. Graffiti is a world-wide plague...