Saturday, March 01, 2008

Theme Day: Graffiti or Street Mural

Yeah, Looks Like I'm in Fremont

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Cell phone dude takes his bearings: "Uh, where am I now? Oh, uh, yeah babe, Looks like I'm in Fremont, the Center of the Universe! Be home soon!" This large display is on the side of Sonic Boom music store in the Fremont district of Seattle, known for its excentric artistic and free spirited community. This mural is a bit on the formal , less spontanious side for this art form, but still uses the main medium of graffiti artists everywhere--spray paint on the side of a building. You might like to see the collection of a wonderful photographer here in Seattle, Slightly North, who captures a lot of the current street art, graffiti, stickers and the like. I'm glad this form of rather transitory art is being well chronicled.

Today 144 City Daily Photo Blogs are participating in this Theme Day, and now you can take a tour of fabulous graffiti all around the globe. Today, we are your art museum of current culture! Click on these links to start your world tour (remember there are time zone differences, so if a photo isn't live yet in your fave city, check back later. Or, you can use the visual portal to the right in the sidebar. Leave us a comment, too!).

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

23 comments:

Isadora said...

This is an interesting example and gives a ready made audience of those who use the phone. :)

Nathalie said...

Hilarious comment and great find Kim, well done!


Avignon is not in the list (still having trouble registering with CDP) but nevertheless participating in the theme day. I hope you come and visit.

Josy said...

It's murals like these that make me want to grab a couple cans of spray paint and hit the street. I'm not sure whether that's a positive inspiration or a negative one, though. :)

Love the cell phone dude!

Clueless in boston said...

Clever commentary to accompany your picture.

Nosmo King said...

i love graffiti art! I came across your blog as I was researching things to do for my trip to Seattle in January. I've been a big fan since November and I've been voting for you everyday! I'm not in Seattle anymore but I have to say that you're so lucky to be living in such a wonderful city. Good luck in the blog war!

-Mary
aka n0smo king

lynn said...

So bold, i like it.

Marie-Noyale said...

The cell phone guy is a PLUS!!
and your comment is great.
I like it very much.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ah, one of my favorite murals. Funny I didn't think of it when contemplating this theme day, but I guess I was focused on graffiti rather than murals. I was actually surprised and had a sort of sigh of relief when I saw "mural" included in the description as I grabbed the links for the rest of the world's contributions to theme day.

ciao, Kim

Southern Heart said...

I like this one...very stylistic. I also love the commentary! :)

Small City Scenes said...

Ah Fremont--where else.......
I was in Concrete last month and there is a mural on the Police Department Building and it says
"Welcome to Concrete
Known as The Center of the Universe"
My Mother pipes up. "Hey, isn't that Fremont?" As I said 'Where else'. MB

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Great colors. It's quite nice. I would call it a murffiti! :D

gizelle said...

Haha at the man, great that you included him amd an anecdote too! This lovely graffiti served to have helped him if in a case he was lost and waiting for his babe! =D

Hyde DP said...

glad you included the guy
you were almost neck and neck in the voting yesterday - now I see the other blog is way out in front - never mind we love you anyway.

maria elisa said...

Captured the attention of the man on the phone, for sure.

brian said...

nice mural, i like this one.. happy theme day!

Felicia said...

It looks like it is out of this world! :) The little yellow Sonic Music label in the corner reminds me of the signature stamp on Japanese artwork.

edwin s said...

fantastic post kim. I love the colours.

Ben said...

This is is great and good landmark for waiting someone.
Nice post, Kim.

Neva said...

Very nice...love how you set it up!! Cell phone dude...how fun.

alice said...

This man gives life to this one!

Helen said...

They photo is great ... the commentary is priceless!

Shawn said...

Aww, thanks for the kind words Kim! :)

I have a shot of this same spot in my queue from a couple of days ago. It was a nice way to take my mind off the fact that Sonic Boom is now closed.

Carraol said...

Great shot of this wonderful work!