Yesterday while on my photography expedition, the first thing I noticed when I got out of my car was a bunch of graffiti under a bridge. I immediately whipped out the camera and walked over to it, thinking I would just take a few photos and move on. I was not that lucky.
It seems a group of children in 1992 painted several murals underneath the bridge in an effort to cover up the graffiti that was already there.
(Sidenote: These photos have been punched up significantly. The murals had a lot of fading in them that did not translate well into photos.)
This was the first scene I came across. I’ve been staring at this photo for quite some time, and I can’t decide what it is. The man on the bottom is wearing a crown, so it makes me think maybe this is a drawing of ancient Egypt. Maybe it is a tribe in Africa. I’m honestly not too sure!
I loved the colors of the signatures from these kids. They signed all of the pillars, but left the large flat spaces for the murals.
Now, I am pretty positive that his is Africa. See? There is a zebra on the left, I THINK monkeys towards the middle since they don’t have faces, and an elephant on the right. Super cute.
There are more signatures on this post.
And a lovely mountain in front of a setting sun.
They signed here too, and honestly, this one is my favorite signature post.
There are tribesmen fighting…I think they are fighting the cat. Look at the man on the right. His face is bleeding. Detailed little kids aren’t they?!
And this last photo I don’t think came from the same project. It was on the sidewalk in front of the murals. For all I know it is a gang sign, but I thought it was kind of cute.
I have to admit I was kind of astonished that these murals were made in 1992 and they are still there. I imagine they were covering up old graffiti. It kind of surprises me that the kind of people who would paint graffiti would leave this alone. I am so glad they have.