Monday, 27 August 2012

An artistic dab of paint makes all the difference

There's not much reason to photograph drab, featureless buildings, especially those as functionally alien to my thinking as city-centre car parks; trawling through my photo archives, indeed, I have no photographs of this place (on ul. Parkingowa - yes, 'Parking Street'). So here, courtesy of Google Street View, the 'before' picture. Brutalism at its purest.

Below: how it looks after an artist has given it a lick of paint - no longer does it look like a 'U'-boat pen or section from Festung Europa's Atlantic wall. View from the corner of ul. Nowogrodzka and Parkingowa.

Below: view from Parkingowa. Very jolly. Bravo all round to the artist with the colourful vision and the city authorities for agreeing to the implementation.

This time last year:
To Hel and back in 36 hours

This time two years ago:
Poles, stretch your facial muscles

This time three years ago:
Honing the Art of the Written Word

This time four years ago:
Of castles, dams and brass bands


Neighbour said...


The artist's name is Swanski,

he is very famous among those who admire street art. He has also done a nice mural on ulica Kasprowicza 59

in collaboration with another street art painter called Flying Fortress

additionally, he owns a street fashion label and shop, Turbokolor:

Here are many interesting street art entries:

Best regards,

Anja said...

It looks great! A dab of paint in a grey city is always a good idea! I have something similar in my town as well and it makes passing by very enjoyable.