Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ugly Corner

I didn't forget my Sunday walk but it was very brisk one. While it was raining I was able to catch a couple of snaps of this ugliness behind the Coin department store, in “Piazza Attias”.In the second image, you can see in background the church of “Santa Maria del Soccorso” in “Piazza della Vittoria”.

32 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

It is amazing how graffiti can destroy everything no matter how creative. Vogon, brunch at the Corcoran is $38, if you are going to see the exhibit you have to pay a range of $ 12 to 18 depending on the exhibit.

Jacob said...

God, this is awful! You must have a branch of Morons R Us in Livorno!

brattcat said...

This makes me sad to see. I am trying to get some distance and put a good spin on this but I can't deny the heaviness it inspires in my heart.

Kaori said...

I've seen documentaries on TV where volunteers try to clean this mess. They work really really hard to have careless people come and do this all over again. Very sad.

Leif Hagen said...

What a mess! It's definitely more vandalism than art! Uff da!

Clueless in Boston said...

That looks like one big mess of graffiti.

Dina said...

Pretty ugly all right.
But the church is the redeeming factor in your photo.

P.S. I'm heading off to Ein Gedi now with a friend. Hope to see you all tonight.

J Bar said...

An ugly contrast to the beautiful buildings that you featured over the last few days.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie said...

Ditto what Jim said. The contrast with the last three posts is massive. At least, they have kept their tags all in the same area.

Hilda said...

Sigh. Graffiti really is everywhere. So sad.

cieldequimper said...

Oh. Ugly is the word and it is enhanced by the rain. But believe it or not, trashy as it may be, I like your first photo.
Thank goodness for Sainte Marie du Secours in the background.

Kate said...

It seems as if the graffiti "artists" cannot resist a canvas that belongs to others. I disagree with those who defend it as works of art. It's vandalism, pure and simple.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

The person who did it may think that this is creative art but not many people think so.

Steffe said...

Not a pretty sight.

Birdman said...

The church in th distance makes this beautiful ugliness! What an oxymoron.

Small City Scenes said...

You are right--that is an ugly corner. The big question is WHY? This happens all over the world and it all looks the same. Not nice at all. MB

Andreea said...

My city also has a BIG problem with these scribblers, in the whole city center there are corners looking like this; lots of companies hire bodyguards just to protect the buildings from being defaced (especially when it's newly renovated). I'm usually one to like graffiti when they say something intelligent but these "signatures" or "tagging" are in no way a form of art. They only say "I'm marking my territory", which to me equals " "yeah, like a dog peeing" - please, excuse my French :)

Tinsie said...

What a contrast to your last two posts!!!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Wow.... shocking. Colorful, though.
:-P
(Dogs marking their spot, yes I think that is what it is!)
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Halcyon said...

This is a very ugly corner! I'll never understand why people love to grafitti and vandalize.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a pity, I think it could be a beautiful place!
Léia

Lois said...

The graffiti "artists" really went a little crazy there!

Per Stromsjo said...

Quite a few people regard vandalism as art. They should invite the vandals to decorate their own houses and leave public property alone.

JM said...

This is nothing compared to what I've seen on TV on the walls of some problematic neighbourhoods around Lisbon... but both are visual polution at their best!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yikes, what a mess, how depressing.

Wolynski said...

Oh, so Livorno is like every other city, with its ugly nooks.

At least it's contained - don't see that stuff on the old, beautiful buildings.

Gunn White said...

Wow! :-(

Sarah@LivornoNow said...

This is probably the aspect I hate most about Italy. It makes everything look so neglected.

Stine in Ontario said...

What a terrible mess.

Tash said...

Oh, no, no! You are right on this one - nothing artistic about the scribbles. Sad but easily fixed with a couple of coats of paint.

ellievellie said...

There is a charm to it!

tapirgal said...

This is totally amazing. If there were a little more grafitti, it would almost be a Jackson Pollock. But it's not. It's quite ugly. But I almost feel a glimmer of hope that someday it will be - art??? Or maybe not. I basically hate grafitti.