Saturday, March 1, 2008

March Theme Day: Graffiti or street mural

Today is theme day in the CDP community. Since starting this blog I have photographed a lot of street art and graffiti.

I have chosen to show this one; the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doing their bit for conservation. This along with at least a dozen other significant sized murals are painted on walls alongside the Sturt Creek.

I do not know the origins of any of this street art/graffiti, but it is certainly nice to see instead of the mindless tags that 'decorate' so much of our city with teams of people, volunteers and council workers, spending so much time and money cleaning it up.

Over 140 other City Daily Photo sites are participating. Please pay them a visit.

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,

28 comments:

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Don't you wish all of them had some similar meaningful message?

This one is also so neatly done. This kind of graffiti I support completely. I so wish we had more like this instead of the vandalism that takes place in Mobay.

Clueless in boston said...

I used to love the cartoons of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Southern Heart said...

My sons used to watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...and I don't mind a pretty mural with a good message! Nice photo. :)

Josy said...

I was always a Ninja Turtle fan, and I was pretty stoked when they came out with a new TMNT series a couple of years ago... so I s'pose I'm biased, but I do like this mural and the Turtles' conservationist efforts.

Lovely photo of said mural, too. :)

Sally said...

I'm astounded people still know who the mutant ninja turtles are!

Green Boy is astounded.

Kate said...

Well, who are they anyway, Sally? (JUST KIDDING!) Colourful and creative.

brian said...

i haven't seen the teenage mutant ninja turtles in years.. nice photo and selection for theme day!

sam said...

great shot, nice colours and good to have a positive message

alice said...

Great graffiti for an important message!

gizelle said...

the teenage mutant ninja turtles! I watch them as a kid and until now! Great message, great grafitti!

Sailor Girl said...

NIIIIIINJAAAAA!!!!! Love them!!!
Great choice, mate!!!

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely! I like it. Never knew those turtles, though. Dick Tracy, Superman, Batman and Popeye were more my speed. -:) Nicely done!

Jilly said...

This is a very well done mural. And with a message. Nice one!

Nathalie said...

I remember the Ninja Turtles as being very popular when my kids were little, I remember making a Ninja turtle costume for my 3-year old son for carnival !

Bergson said...

A true artist; my emission preferred in my youth

Neva said...

HI Gordon, I will never forget the first time I heard my 8 year old -who is now 26-talk about Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Leonard as if he knew who they were.I was amazed he had learned so much in school and thought he was a genius! Imagine my surprise when I realized it was a cartoon....you brought back a very nice memory for me! Love your choice!

moworld said...

Great selection and a good meesage as well.

Silver Spring Daily Photo

April said...

The turtles (?) are coming ;-) Very nice graffiti you've found.

marley said...

This is brilliant graffiti. I love the Turtles!

Hyde DP said...

indeed certainly more interesting than mindless tagging

Bernt Seipl said...

That was a good choice, Gordon. Like you, I liked to find Graffiti, when I was younger. I still do, but I'm not hunting like it like I used to.

Jackie said...

That's a cool picture - very nicely photographed!

Jackie (Glasgow DP)

Ben said...

It's fun! It must have a lots of kids fan!

Keropok Man said...

It's been so many years since I watch the Ninja Turtles cartoon!

Happy Theme Day!

CrazyCow said...

Ok, now that is art and not graffiti.

Andrée said...

I just realized that we Internet users have copped another word from the city gangs: tags. But the murals you show are fun and worthwhile. (I am of two minds about graffiti.) This is quite an interesting theme. Here is my CDP: Street Art entry (too late for the list). Thank you.

The D in D & T said...

Great choice Gordon, and very apt in Adelaide these days with the water restrictions.

Lessie said...

Very cool theme. Love the close-up shot.