Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tabula Rasa

Erasing graffiti from the wall of the Central Market, LivornoAs you have already seen many times, our walls are covered with graffiti and the “Mercato Centrale” is no exception.Erasing graffiti from the wall of the Central Market, LivornoThese guys are trying to clean the stone base of the building from years of graffiti and dirt. The work is in progress from right to left.Clean wall after erasing graffiti from the wall of the Central Market, LivornoThe part already treated is amazing: I have never seen these walls so clean. I hope this won't attract the usual idiots with a spray can.Graffiti on the wall of the Central Market, LivornoThe part of the wall not yet treated is quite less appealing.

14 comments:

Jacob said...

It's nice that someone is cleaning up the mess. Too bad that the "usual idiots" can't be caught and made to clean up their mess themselves.

Graffiti seems to be a growing problem world-wide.

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Luis Gomez said...

I agree with Jacob. Sad that these people don't understand what they are doing when they tag these old beautiful buildings.

Dina said...

The cleaners did a good job. Wonder what material they use; the work gloves look serious.
I guess they have job security; nothing more inviting to the graffiti guys than a tabula rasa.

Per Stromsjo said...

Caring for the heritage is costly but necessary. Imagine the things that could have been accomplished with this money instead.

Small City Scenes said...

I too wish the culprits could be caught and have to do the cleaning themselves. I wonder if they would learn anything. It is crazy.

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MB

Gunn said...

Next to where I used to work, there were 3 men (from the council) doing this kind of work on a small building. They worked for several days with all kinds of chemicals to remove the colorful letters and drawings... After the weekend some "new art" was put up, and we thought our tax money had been spent on clean walls.... It did not last for long! That is why I am for special places where young people can put up and sign their arts, but just not on public buildings and private houses!!!! I hope the walls will be clean for a LONG time!?

Cezar and Léia said...

It's great that they are cleaning so important and historical building!
hugs
Léia

B SQUARED said...

I wonder how they would treat these people in the old days. Pretty harshly I should think.

Lois said...

It's a problem, but I guess it is at least providing a job for someone.

Halcyon said...

Hope it turns out better than before!

JM said...

The other day I was driving in a Lisbon old street and I just couldn't believe my eyes... there was not one single clean wall all the way! It seems the more they clean and paint the buildings the sooner they get all messed up with that awful writing!

Kaori said...

Oh that must take hours and hours! But the walls look really beautiful without the graffiti! Bravo to the people who contribute to clean it :D

tapirgal said...

Great title, and interesting post. I don't know how people can think to deface beautiful wall, or even ugly walls that don't belong to them.

Saretta said...

I wish someone would clean the walls here in Molfetta!