Sunday, January 17, 2010

Graffiti





I think these graffities are trying to communicate what many of the citizens already feel about their city: overdevelopment, overpopulation, and years of mismanagement and lack of consistent law enforcement have deteriorated the life quality and livability of the city.

The top photo (rotting apples) is a graffiti on Jalan LRE Martadinata (Riau Street) and the bottom one ("Who runs Bandung?") is painted on Jalan Braga.

10 comments:

Dina said...

The worm-filled apples is a strong statement, and so are your words, Eki.
But a good sign that the citizens can speak their mind.

Hilda said...

You could say the same thing about Metro Manila. Or the entire Philippines, really. Sigh.

The first one is well done though.

Wanderer said...

cakep yang pertama
warna dan komposisinya itu loh

Leif Hagen said...

Fun to see artsy graffiti - sometimes it's difficult to understand the meaning, sometimes it's very clear!

Babooshka said...

As always the words with the image in perfect tandem. Excellent timing with the second image and the passer by too.

Catherine said...

Well, the first one is perfectly done. (I always watch graffiti when I pass some).
And the second is universal, Eki, we just have to change the last word and replace it by the name of our country, or city ......
I like your post...the way you passed on "the information". Do their creator imagine that their graffiti is seen on many part of the world ?

the donG said...

allow me to say that the first photo here is one of myfavorite from all your photos so far.

jeannette stgermain said...

Do you call the scene with the "rotten apples" graffiti? I don't know... I think, I would call it art (meaning: art is to beautify, graffiti is to soil/ pollute).

damz said...

wow, i like your posts! you managed to show the real life in bandung.

madrotter said...

so true!

http://insideindonesia.org/content/view/1248/29/

http://insideindonesia.org/content/view/1241/29/

but at least you keep on showing the sides of bandung that are still lovely, many thanks for that!