Hands of hope

I took some photographs of graffitis / murals in Christchurch, and this was one of them.

This was my first visit to Christchurch but even I found that the level of damage of the quake it hit them in 2011 was left in city in in every aspect, and one of which was that there are still a lot of vacant lots occupied in the central Christchurch. Restoration process should need them to take time by many reasons. My hope and thought is at them.

What impressed me there was that there were a lot of street arts and murals in the center of Christchurch, as if they filled up emptiness with the arts. I would like to post more when I am back.

This is my submission to Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she opens for photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos.  Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome images.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.  😊

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Murals in Sydney city

One of my submission to WPC last week  was the photo of a weathered mural I had captured in Sydney city while ago.

I had mentioned in my earlier blog, but Sydney and suburbs have been running many demolitions and reconstructions.  It brings more blank spaces after the destruction of old buildings.

Those blank spaces reveal the hidden walls of neighbor buildings.  As we have more spots or gap in the space, I think I start coming across a bit more murals in city.  Some have been there for ages, but some look like even painted in latter years.

I found that recent modern architectures for commercial buildings in Sydney designed to inset more glass windows, so those murals can be seen with rather old buildings.  Finding murals (especially old ones are cool) should be one of little fun to do in walking Sydney city.

Not sure how much those murals are valued by locals, but personally I hope they will remain as long as they can getting off from whatever reconstruction project.

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