I’m not sure whether this wall decoration is a mural in the strict sense of the term but they are applied over a wall so I am taking them to be so. These are old – The Forbidden City was constructed between 1406 – 1420 and used as the Imperial Palace from 1420 (Ming Dynasty) to 1924 (Qing dynasty).
These murals are much younger. The children’s faces (above) were found on a toilet block in the Corramandels in New Zealand’s North Island. They were designed by the school children in 2007 to brighten their town and they certainly did that. I loved looking at all the self portraits.
This professionally done mural was found in Dorrigo National Park and showed the aboriginal dreamtime and flora and fauna of the area.
Graffiti has changed significantly through the ages. In olden times to when I was a child it consisted of I was here signs such as the one above letting you know that in 1880 K. Wioblewski visited this temple in Egypt. We were taught as children to draw on things was defacing and the work of vandals. That was of course before Banksy. Now graffiti is colourful artworks that elicit some sort of emotion and brightening the plain cement or brick walls.
Thank you to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge – always a lot of fun.