Sunday picture

by Ingrid Robeyns on August 9, 2009

Wall painting in  Utrecht, July 2009

Sometimes you make a picture that you feel like sharing. Quiet Sundays are a good time to do so. Here’s one. It’s a wall painting, taken in a small street in Utrecht, with a row of bicycles in front of the wall painting. I love wall paintings – I prefer poetry on walls and windows rather than in libraries, and art outside in public spaces rather than in musea (the metal flowers carved in the pavement around St. John’s College in Cambridge are another example that makes me happy). Enjoy.



Paul 08.09.09 at 2:14 pm

I like wall paintings too. I like poetry anywhere since I am a poet. I celebrate the hoi polloi.


Katherine 08.10.09 at 8:19 am

I rather like the poetry on the London Underground, since it’s the only chance I get to read it.

That is an interesting picture. To me, it looks like the front cover of a book. Someone should write it.


Mikey in Plano 08.10.09 at 3:38 pm

I imagine there are few things that you could do that are more ironic with that painting than take a picture of it… and upload it to the Internet.

Probably taken with a digital camera, perhaps attached to a cell phone?


Fidel 08.10.09 at 6:12 pm

Gee I didn’t find it ironic. What’s up with your extremist mind? In any case if you look close you’ll notice that the picture itself looks like it was drawn with corel or some other software doesn’t it? isn’t that ironic Alanis in plano? It’s like rain on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid, It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
Who would’ve thought … it figures.


Ingrid Robeyns 08.11.09 at 7:03 am

Fidel, ‘extrimist mind’ seems hugely exaggerated to me.

Whether ironic or not, what I like about wall paintings is that they bring some thoughts to the streets, rather than only shops, cars and people. Whether or not I agree with the ‘message’ of the wall painting (if there’s any) is secondary to me. Sometimes I think about these ‘messages’ and sometimes I don’t. It’s all part of the game. Yet I like the invitation to think, dream and reflect which the wall poetry/art gives me, whether or not I accept that particular invitation.


Mikey in Plano 08.11.09 at 4:22 pm

What’s up with your extremist mind?

Apparently, irritating the easily offended.

I actually agree with the sentiment, but I wouldn’t even know about the painting if it weren’t for computers. It’s easy to complain about technology, and even easier to use technology to do it.

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