Saturday, March 1, 2008

March Theme Day - Graffiti and/or Street Art


The theme for the first day of March is graffiti or street art. I had a tough time with this one, luckily, since we don't have a lot of graffiti around our town. Unfortunately, we also lack any interesting murals. I wanted to photograph some of the graffiti from the trains passing through town, but never was able to catch anything that came out clear.

So, I'm posting my theme day photo of this skull that I found on the back of the old 'Southland Athletic Building' near the train tracks. When I first saw this, I thought it was just an alien - but upon closer inspection, I guess it looks like a cross between an alien and maybe a reptile. I thought it looked kind of cool against the old bricks of the building.

Over 140 other City Photo Blogs from around the world are participating in today's theme day! Please take time to check out these other cities and their local street art and/or graffiti.

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,

30 comments:

Kuanyin said...

This is a scary one! But well photographed! :-) Mahalo for your visit!

Kate said...

A fetching-looking fella!

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Scary yet very interesting. Alien-reptile cross seems quite right, yes.

Sally said...

Good thing you managed to keep looking.....intriguing!

Green Boy

Lynette said...

Great find!

Kim said...

Ah, I've seen this guy around our city. I wonder if there is a magazine for street artists where they can see each other's work and ideas. . .I wonder how word and images spread in this sub culture? Have a great weekend!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Mo said...

Looks like the Nightmare before Christmas.

Chuck Pefley said...

Well, Brian, that works quite well. I like Mo's comment. Nightmare before Christmas, indeed! -:)

Jilly said...

A scary image but making a super photo with the wall and the colours in the wall too.

Gordon said...

You are fortunate not to have much graffiti. A great find.

Nathalie said...

This one you can show again for Halloween ! Eeeeeew!

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.

Bergson said...

i'm afraid

;D

Marie-Noyale said...

The brick wall adds deepness to this scary guy!!
Great shot.

Josy said...

Now that's a mean-looking alien/reptile skull.

Of course, he's probably just a big softie if you get to know him.

Neva said...

It's pretty ugly whatever it is!!!

Jim said...

I will have to check out the back of that buildling. I hope I dont get mugged.

marley said...

Its spooky looking! Good photo for the theme :)

Thiên said...

Whoa, menacing but a cool shot and choice Brian.

Southern Heart said...

You are lucky to have little graffiti in your town! This one is a bit scary...

Rodney said...

Nice Shot. Great Contrast.

maria elisa said...

Frightening

:)

Gail's Man said...

I'm sure it's a character from a heavy metal band. Motorhead or Judas Priest, or similar.

Hyde DP said...

I'd say that if this is the best/worst you've been able to find then you are not doing too badly in your neck of the woods.

Joy said...

I can almost guess the age of the person who did that skull.

If there's a will there's a way :) I like the colour they chose to spray paint the wall.

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iBlowfish said...

Interesting shot, seem it just like unfinished graffiti to me.

Ben said...

Yeah, it ;look cool on old brick wall, but I don;t want go passing there in the night.

Rambling Round said...

Glad you don't have a lot of this kind of street art!

Ming the Merciless said...

I love the graffiti! It's humorous and scary at the same time, yet original.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

It is funny and scary ... good shot.

Halcyon said...

I put up some bathroom graffiti. I imagine there is graffiti somewhere in Jackson. But I don't want to go to the areas where it might be!