The Cărturești graffiti photographed by me in August 2009 and July 2011 has a new face. This time the graffiti is the work of one of the most known Romanian graffiti artists, the Square Cat.
Photographed on Arthur Verona Street.
Judging by the smell I can attest that a dog was in close contact with the wall in the photo 🙂 .
Right before leaving Bucharest last August I managed to photograph the graffiti wall on Arthur Verona street. Usually there are cars parked by the curb and it took the miracle of a very quiet Sunday in order to be able to shoot the wall unobstructed. The graffiti wall has been around for a few years. Every year the graffiti changes, usually with the occasion of the “Street Delivery” event, when the street “opens to the people”, turning pedestrian for a few days. This year’s graffiti is an image of today’s Bucharest, showing many of the features that define the city at this moment in time. The representation is dark in my opinion but the particular shown are true nonetheless. I like looking at the little details, for example the cable poles with their hanging wires (which I talked about in this posting) or the “Gigi pleacă!” (“Gigi, leave!”) message written on a wall. Bucharest was full of writings like that last year; they refer to the manager of a football team which the fans wanted out of the picture.
The Cărturești graffiti photographed by me in August 2009 – wow, I can’t believe it’s been two years already – has changed to something more in sync with Cărturești’s main area of activity: books.
Old and new 🙂
Somebody or some people have been busy drawing hearts all over the walls in the city’s center. I’ve seen them literally everywhere. I have no idea who drew them, why or to what purpose.
The pavements too 🙂 cause I’ve seen this stencil graffiti on the sidewalks as well. The eyes are all over the city center.
I’m pretty sure the little drawing on the left is authored by the Square Cat but I’m not sure who is the author of the big one.
Spotted in the Grădina Icoanei area.