Friday, October 1, 2010

Theme Day: Graffiti

Graffiti is the world-wide first of the month theme for Daily Photo sites today. This is a painting on the side of a police station right next to the beach in Playa Hermosa, a beach town north of Tamarindo.

Fortunately, we do not have much graffiti. This is not unauthorized graffiti, of course, but an outdoor painting providing a storybook image of a policeman helping some children, framed by the mountains and the colors of the Costa RIcan flag.

There was somewhat of a graffiti scandal in our area of Costa Rica a few years ago. Graffiti with a painted skull and cross bones above the word "Gringo" appeared along the roads. Newspaper articles reflected concerns of the communities that this graffiti would be offensive to tourists, who are crucial to the economy.

An investigation finally caught the people doing the graffiti. They were not locals who resented tourists. They were several young Americans who were advertising their tee-shirt brand, which was called Gringo.

We are showing photos of architectural details of London this week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

To see how other Daily Photo bloggers have interpreted the graffiti theme, Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

9 comments:

Jazzy said...

happy theme day!

Sharon said...

How ironic that the graffiti spotted in your area was made by Americans.

Lois said...

Nice Theme Day post! This kind of graffiti I can live with.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I like mural art. it is true in Costa rica you don't see graffiti

Jacob said...

I much prefer this kind of "graffiti." The other stuff I truly despise. And I don't think we should call them artists, but rather destroyers.

And how did you know what I was doing in Ocala? Sheesh. I can't get by with anything anymore!

Have a nice weekend.

Jilly said...

A very nice piece of art. As you say not graffiti and aren't you lucky not having it in your neck of the woods.

glenda said...

This sign has a good message.

Jarart said...

This one is nice. I wouldn't mind looking at that every day.

Hood Photo Blog said...

Happy Theme Day - great post for "graffiti"

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Hood Photo Blog

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