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Urban Graffiti - Shanghai
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Posted By: Frogfish, 04-30-2011, 09:51 AM

Graffiti is rarely seen in Shanghai, or in China, however the government gave one road over to urban art and it's fun to stroll around this locale given over to art.

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05-01-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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Wow. I didn't realise this thread was so bad ! 130 views and not one comment !!
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it isn't. i really like that blue building..what is it?
The pandas are cool...and the last one with the tall buildings in the background is cool too (even if name/letter graffiti isn't my cup of tea...i'm more into Logan or os gemeos kind of stuff.
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I think this is one of the better graffiti series I've seen on any forum in some time. I also like that little bit of backstory - thanks for that.

The same was done with an alley in the small northwest city I live in, but no "artists" use it. All the graffiti in this area ends up on the many rail cars that pass through the region.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Wow. I didn't realise this thread was so bad ! 130 views and not one comment !!
sometimes they fly through to page 2, this is an awesome pictorial of artistry on the streets. I have observed graffiti many times throughout the US and this seems so much more organized in a sense. I wonder if you have noticed graffiti on RR trains or under bridges in other locations. thanks for the view. Bob
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Thank you Coeurdechene ! I think the Blue Building used to be a factory but has been converted to multiple small rooms used for residential.

Thanks NbyNW - it makes me feel much better to know someone enjoyed this series !

Thank you Bob. I really appreciate the kind words ! I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen graffiti in China - no matter where you go in this city of 23 million people, at any time of day or night, there are always people around and I believe this is one of the main reasons for the lack of graffiti in prominent locations.
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Fascinating side of "new" China. And otherwise, for one of the world's most populous cities, I can only see two people in this series. Eery, perhaps.
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Fascinating side of "new" China. And otherwise, for one of the world's most populous cities, I can only see two people in this series. Eery, perhaps.
Thanks Mimoore - I think there are three people on that moped though

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Very nice, I guess we are not alone here in LA.
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Thank you kaibil1 !

I should point out though that you very very rarely see any graffiti in Shanghai - this is a designated area for 'artists'.
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Nice one Frogfish!!! - really enjoyed looking at these again. Wonderful colours and mood!!!
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What a cool series - the colors are terrific and it's great to see how good some of these street artists are - including the photographer.

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Many thanks Smeggy ! I really think I'm far more a 'colour' person than a B&W man !

Kind words Jer - thank you !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Wow. I didn't realise this thread was so bad ! 130 views and not one comment !!
Hahahahaha.... That's most certainly not the case here. But otherwise I seem to end-up thinking the same thing most every one of my "show your photos" threads. Often I'll look-in somewhere and not comment too tho; so I guess everyone's doing the same.
(thanx for the link from the 'street style' thread)

That's some quality art there. Wonder how many folks who got caught doing it are doing hard time tho.
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Thanks m8o. I always try to comment - even just a couple of words - if I arrive in a thread and spot something I like. Wish more people would take those few seconds too.

No-one got locked up or sent to Mongolia - this area was designated by the Shanghai Govt as a 'graffiti permitted, nay encouraged, area !
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