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Monday, 20 March 2017

Downtown Street Art Murals

I have always thought (wrongly) that murals were hidden away in gloomy and grey places in the city.

Well, very early one Monday morning, I chose a different route to go downtown and passed by Uni Mail (the University).  I saw a lot of vivid bright colours from a distance and, on getting closer, I was blown away by these murals.

So, I took my companion, Mr Samsung, out of my handbag and put him to work to capture these magnificent wall paintings. I am particularly fond of the cheeky baby wearing sunglasses next to the dog...

Afterwards, I continued on my way to start my day. These murals are located in Plainpalais, just in front of the Uni Mail buildings and a 7 minute walk to the banking district. Rothschild Bank is there and Victoria Hall is not far away and downtown is reachable in only 15 minutes.

I followed my path to my final destination, our magnificent Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). The day had just begun and the sun was trying to break through the clouds which made a particularly beautiful sky.

I wish you a lovely week ahead.

39 comments:

  1. Genial semana me enamore del lugar.

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  2. Beautiful murals and buildings, Reader's Tales. I'm glad to be able to visit again, as in the past few days, your site was locked and only open to invited readers.

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    1. I really apologise for this. I blocked the site only in the evenings because I have had visits by robot servers and I thought that by doing this it would stop. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Have a great week ahead and thank you for your interest.

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  3. Sou fã da Street Art.
    Muito bom!!
    Boa semana

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  4. Génial! Peintures murales et superbes écriture. Gros bisous et bonne semaine <333

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour ta visite, Chantal. Bises et bonne semaine à toi aussi :)

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  5. Well done for unearthing more hidden gems and bringing them to our attention!

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    1. You are more than welcome, Cresta Bear :)

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  6. Wow - these are brilliant. Love this I must get out to see them :D

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  7. Really amazing murals - I love the last one... I'm interested in learning more about the work of community artists.
    I'm glad to visit your site again, last week, it's likely I've been blocked from your site. Are you having a problem with your site?

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    1. So do I, Charles!!
      I really apologise for this. I blocked the site only in the evenings because I have had visits by robot servers and I thought that by doing this it would stop. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Have a great week ahead and thank you for your interest.

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  8. Há murais que são autenticas obras de arte.
    Gostei das fotografias.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Sabe Francisco, eu antes não prestava atenção à esta "arte" foi graças a si (você fez um post sobre essa arte) que eu abri os olhos e comecei apreciar... Portanto muito obrigada, Francisco. Um abraço e boa semana :)

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  9. Bonitas imagens. Lugares interessantes.
    Uma boa semana, boa primavera!
    Bj

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    1. Muito obrigada, Rui. Você é sempre muito carinhoso...Feliz Primavera para si também :)

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  10. Lovely murals and pictures of your city. :-)

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  11. Street Murals can be incredible. They can be so artistic.

    These are are some great pictures that you have shared. I may start my own photography project aimed at capturing some of my local murals.

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    1. Wow! Brian this is such a great project!! I look forward to discovering your photos... Thank you for your kind words too :)

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  12. Wonderful photos, this wall art is amazing :-) We are planning to visit Geneva in the summer for weekend probably.However, this depends on my days off because I work in the hotel industry and often I work on weekends...have a lovely week ;-)

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    1. I understand, Alice. Actually, summer is the best time to visit Geneva. I will be away a few weekends: one to attend a wedding in my family, another one to celebrate my birthday and two other weekends we have friends over...So, there's a big chance for me to be here when you decide to come... Looking forward to forward to seeing you! Happy Spring

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  13. Ohh I love those street art!
    Happy week to you too :))

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    1. Hello Anita, I hope you had a good holiday. Happy Spring :)

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  14. Ces street art sont sublimes et quel beau ciel. J'espère que tu vas bien ? Bises et bonne semaine :)

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    1. Salut Caro ! Je vais bien, merci ! Bises et bonne semaine à toi aussi :)

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  15. Beautiful artwork. I'm always amazed how someone can paint things in such a large scale. The city is beautiful, thanks for sharing your photos.

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    1. Thank a million, Kelly! I think exactly the same thing as you :)

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  16. those murals look really cool:)

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  17. Art is where you find it, right?

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, Judy :)

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  18. Wow the murals look so real and three dimensional. Wonderful to look at.

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    1. So glad to hear that you enjoyed these murals. Thank you, Susan :)

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