As I walked along I noticed a wall which has been constructed in the past six months or less. It is like other walls along the road creating a boarder between the sidewalk and personal property. What I paid a little more attention to on this day was the tagging which was scribbled across the newly painted structure. The culprits sure did not waste any time before they
I meander a little further and come to a park with a community center or gym located in the center. We have driven by this building before and I have always wanted to take a closer look. It is covered with graffiti but this almost looks as if it has a purpose with some actual art being involved. As I walk up to the structure to take a closer look I think of the murals they are painting under the bridges and underpasses along the beltline bike trails in Atlanta. There is not a lot of difference between what we call art and graffiti. I will continue to scour the city walls of Goiania for more art among the graffiti and share it from time to time.
In the meantime enjoy this short video with graffiti from Goiania. I figure this is better then having all the pictures listed below. Let me know what you think... Goiania Graffiti
A special apology to all my Brazilian friends who would rather not have me show what they consider the ugly side of Brazil but it is truly life in Brazil. I remember a day when cities in the United States were plagued with this vandalism, not sure how they got rid of it but hopefully Brazil will follow suite and it will get better. At least the non artistic part of it.