Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Graffiti Competition and Top 10 Park Update

I was surprised today when Richard asked if I wanted to go take a look at the Graffiti Competition going on in the Pusri Compound. I didn't think there was much graffiti in Palembang but I now realize I was wrong. My eyes must have been closed during all our drives around the place. After opening them wide today, I saw that almost all buildings had graffiti on the side of them.

Here are the entries for the competition at Pusri. I can't help thinking that a real graffiti artist would probably not enjoy his art as much on a piece of legitimate canvas instead of the side of a building. Whether these were painted by real vandals or just artists who like the style, I enjoyed looking at each of them and I thought the long stretch of all the entries added a nice touch to the intersection that they are displayed at.

OK. On the topic of Palembang's Top 10 Parks, I have to inform you all that I'm giving up. I've confirmed that apart from the multiple green areas in the Pusri Compound and the Novotel grounds, there are no other parks. Luckily we live close enough to Pusri to go there on the weekends. Today, we tried out the basketball courts. Take a look at the ambition here (from BOTH of them).


Bilbo said...

Ah, yes ... ambition is a great thing! But at least Aaron knows enough already to keep his eye on the basket, and he seems to have a good coach (and cheering section).

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I thought it was vandalism!

Kellan said...

I think that is very cool! Some of those people that do all that graffiti are great artists and it would be great if they could develop those talents into something wonderful in some sort of art related field! My girls are exception artists and I love to see people that can take a blank canvas or wall and make it something magnificent.

Happy New Year Amanada - I hope it is the best ever! Kellan

MamaGeek said...

Wow, talk about some artistic talent? I love living vicariously through your adventure Amanda.