Friday, May 13, 2011

Wall Art



Each metro stop in Paris is just a little bit different from the others. While all boast the same advertising posters, each has different colored or configured seating, and some have musicians playing in the halls. Abbessess, one of only a handful of deep stations in Paris, has stairways decorated with lovely wall murals.

At least they used to be lovely. Now they mostly look like this:

We were appalled at the graffiti not only here, but everywhere we looked in Paris. Laury's posted about it on her blog as well. It seems to be much more prevalent than I remember from my trip here in 2009. It's one thing to tag the walls of abandoned buildings, but to defile beautiful art is not okay in my book...it's rude, disrespectful, and shows a total lack of maturity.

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