Gratifying graffiti / Grafiti gratificante

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

THE ABOVE GRAFFITI IS VISIBLE from the pedestrian bridge I crossed in Mijas on my walk Saturday (yesterday’s post). I like it and its poetry. It improves the always trashy view from above (although I do like the angles of the construction).

I’ve read there are murals (sanctioned ones) “all over” Fuengirola, although I‘ve only seen a few. After the broader view of the graffiti below, you’ll see another bit of public art I passed on that same walk. Not very exciting, in my opinion. In past years, I’ve shared the few other murals I’ve seen. I’ll have to dig them up — or go walking again.


EL GRAFITI ANTERIOR ES VISIBLE desde el puente peatonal que crucé en Mijas en mi caminata del sábado (publicación de ayer). Me gusta y su poesía. Mejora la vista siempre feo desde arriba (aunque me gustan los ángulos de la construcción).

He leído que hay murales (sancionados) “por todo” Fuengirola, aunque solo he visto unos pocos. Después de la la vista más amplia del graffiti a continuación, verá otra parte del arte público que pasé en esa misma caminata. No muy emocionante, en mi opinión. En los últimos años, he compartido algunos otros murales que he visto. Tendré que desenterrarlos, o volver a caminar.

• Why would anyone open an African Colonial Tavern these days?
• ¿Por qué alguien abriría una taberna colonial africana en estos días?
• I bought this four-legged pot thinking it would be interesting to have our two orchids at different heights. Unfortunately, it’s too small. So, I’m now in search of a new small, slow-growing plant.
• Encontré esta maceta de cuatro patas para hacer una de nuestras de orquídeas un poco más i• Compré esta maceta de cuatro patas pensando que sería interesante tener nuestras dos orquídeas a diferentes alturas. Desafortunadamente, es demasiado pequeño. Entonces, ahora estoy en busca de una nueva planta pequeña y de crecimiento lento.
• That’s Moose when I returned from the gym today. Dudo was outside somewhere; he’s usually on the platform above Moose — unless Moose chooses to be difficult.
• Ese es Moose cuando regresé del gimnasio hoy. Dudo estaba afuera en alguna parte; por lo general, está en la plataforma sobre Moose, a menos que Moose elija ser difícil.
• I’d say I know just how he feels. But, thankfully, I don’t.
• Diría que sé exactamente cómo se siente. Pero, afortunadamente, no lo hago.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

22 thoughts on “Gratifying graffiti / Grafiti gratificante”

  1. The grafiti is often more fun, than the public art. That is an amazing set of drainage works, a lot of unmoving parts.

    1. David:
      Ages ago, I did some fun black & white shots of that drainage system. I can’t find them now.

  2. That’s like finding a patch of wildflowers in a garbage dump. I’m talking about the graffiti, not the hideous fish.

    1. Deedles:
      That’s what I thought of the graffiti. As for the fish (monkfish), it’s absolutely delicious and would be so much more enjoyable if you’ve never seen the before picture.

    1. Jim:
      I don’t think the cats have ever noticed us. Once, Dudo was looking all over. I don’t know if he saw me or not but I didn’t want to look like an idiot waving from the street.

  3. I guess everyplace has sewers and infrastructure…a little graffiti doesn’t hurt. What exactly is that, a fish of some kind?

    1. Frank:
      That’s a monkfish (rape in Spanish). Thankfully, I’ve never seen it served whole and it’s one of the most delicious fish I’ve ever had here.

  4. I like the verse of that poem…but not the art so much. But the fish?!?!? The weirdest looking fish I have ever seen.

    1. The art caught my eye, but it was the verse I loved. That’s a monkfish. Absolutely delicious (and not served whole).

  5. I like the graffiti/poetry too. I’d have photographed that piece! I also like the second mural, but yeah, I winced a little at the “African Colonial Tavern.” Maybe African colonialism isn’t such a weighty topic in Spain?

    Small, slow-growing plant = cactus!

    1. Steve:
      Another restaurant/bar opened by white expats, I assume, and aimed at white British tourists. Unbelievable. Yeah, a cactus is what I was thinking, too. But even those grow like weeds here.

    1. Debra:
      If it weren’t for the regular appearance of trash, that view could be interesting. I was grateful for the graffiti.

    1. Bob:
      The cats have it made on nice days with their views from the terrace. Hours of entertainment.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I’d been thinking cactus, too, but a money plant is another interesting idea.

  6. Odd – I’m only getting a feed alert for every other post from you, hence my late comment. Monk fish is delicious. Maybe you can find a miniature variety of orchid for your pot.

    1. Wilma:
      Argh! At least you know I’m still here. My plan is to post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then either Saturday or Sunday (sometimes both days). I was thinking a small orchid would be great, too. Will keep looking.

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