October 1, 2010

Marked

THEME DAY: GRAFFITI • The city government of Pasig spent quite a lot of resources prettifying the area under the elevated portion of Meralco Avenue for pedestrians. As usual, someone couldn't resist defacing the painted supporting pillar. This is the kind of graffiti that I detest. People who do this always remind me of dogs marking their territory, but at least dogs protect the territory they've marked. I don't think these vandals do.

underneath the Meralco Avenue flyover


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29 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Agree with you about the difficulties to "measure time and life" through this mean - same over here, as even walls of houses are used.

Please have a good new month and Friday as well.

daily athens

AL said...

So sad that the metropolis are inhabited by some people without urbanity sorry for the word but it looks like it. Naiinis ako kapag nakakita ng ganyan...tingnan ko mamaya.

James said...

I'm not a graffiti fan either for the most part. When I see it on churches or historic buildings it really gets me mad. I don't think I've seen any in Newtown thankfully. However I've seen some artistic graffiti that looks pretty nice in big cities around the world.

gadisBunga said...

i am a graffiti lover, but only when it is properly done and not resulting in any vandalisms.

too bad here in malaysia, many people here think that graffiti is vandalism instead of art.

J Bar said...

Too many tags in too many places.

Olivier said...

je suis d'accord avec toi, c'est lamentable, laid et dégradant.

Jilly said...

This is the sort of mindless tags we get in Menton Hilda. I so agree with you, I dislike the defacement intensely.

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lewi14 said...

I like graffiti when they're on an applicable place - a grey or dark wall. But I have to agree with James. Vandalism is not OK!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is the stereotypical graffiti we sometimes see. i like the artsy graffiti better than people who just mark their territory

VP said...

I agree completely with you. Anyway to call something like this art is to confess an absolute ignorance of what art once was.

Mo said...

Tagging is not highly regarded by the true street artists either.

Jazzy said...

totaly agree with you Hilda.
happy theme day!

☺lani☺ said...

I don't know what to say... just annoying! Anyways, weekend, have one!

bertN said...

I hate graffiti!

Halcyon said...

I agree with you. Those stupid markings just make the pillar look ugly. :(

Stop by my blog if you want to see something more colorful!

Lois said...

It is a shame that these people have nothing better to do to occupy their time!

Daily Chicago Photo said...

It is sad that such a pretty little area go marred like this.

We get a lot of this tagging in Chicago, too. The city's Streets and Sanitation department do a pretty good job of getting it off public buildings and I think there may be a fine structure if a business doesn't get the graffiti removed.

Cezar and Léia said...

They should try it at their bedrooms or something...
God bless you!
Cezar

Dave said...

i totally agree with you.

have a nice day.

Hood Photo Blog said...

Happy Theme Day - great post for "graffiti"

Have a wonderful weekend :)

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Abraham Lincoln said...

It is natural for dogs to pee like they do. But this is not a dog but someone had this one as a baby and gave up on it before properly educating it. I call it, it, because it is stupid. I do like what your city has done. Some senior citizen should volunteer to go round with a bucket of matching paint and paint the stuff out.

George said...

Graffiti is a problem over here as well. I would say that this scene is relatively graffiti-free compared to some that I've seen. But I agree that it is a shame some people have so little regard for their surroundings and for others.

gogouci said...

I agree. I am not a fan of graffiti. The city of Salem does a very good job of washing or painting over the vandalism quickly. Have a great weekend.

Dina said...

Ha, nice, your comparison of marking by dogs and by people.

Francisca said...

Hi Hilda, this is pangit, talaga! I see the debate raging about whether graffiti is okay or not, and I'd like to re-frame the question: was it invited or not? When public or private property is defaced, no matter how well done, it's a definite no-no to me. Now wall art, invited, even paid for, on the other hand... YES!

Jarart said...

Yes, Hilda!! I have always thought the same thing when I see this kind of tagging, dogs marking their area in urine. Glad I'm not the only one to think that.

JM said...

I totally agree with you, Hilda!

Paula said...

It's interesting what different bloggers have to say about graffiti. Some they like and some, like this, not so much.

mirage2g said...

I wasn't able to join theme day this time...but that's minimal compared here, how those rebel artists manage to vandalize the elevated train walls, i don't know...

saludo to pasig's efforts!