I went for a brisk, invigorating walk this afternoon and really worked up a sweat. I was out for an hour. I crossed the river via the bridge that leads to Isla Magica a large seasonal amusement park. I discovered some fascinating plazas, fountains, buildings, and parks. Some were well-maintained. Others were woefully neglected. I’ll have to research what I saw so I can share it all with you.
On my way back, I walked along “my side” of the river again. I plan to write more about graffiti art here in Sevilla, but will save that for another day. Much of the graffiti I see around town — good art or not — is simply vandalism to public and private property. But, today I passed graffiti artists who, with permission (police were nearby), were improving a stretch of vandalized wall along the river and I just have to share one work currently being produced. I didn’t want to interrupt the artist’s flow, so I snapped a picture and quickly took off. The sun was so bright that I couldn’t clearly see the screen on my phone and only knew I had at least captured the artwork. I didn’t realize until I got home that the artist had stopped and looked directly at me as I snapped. Now I’m sorry I didn’t talk to him and get his name. I’ll have to go back tomorrow and hope to find him there. Great talent and a gift to the city.
|THE ARTIST WITH HIS WORK IN PROGRESS.|