Graffiti artist Banksy painted this mural on THE WALL near Bethlehem. Some of the landscape he stuck on has come off. This wall is an outrage.
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RGatward (20050) 2006-04-20 18:13
Welcome to TE Chaya. Interesting to see this place much in the new, but hardly seen on the site. The mural is quite a powerful sight, though I think the woman in the shot diminishes that somewhat, even though she's quite useful for scale.
dragonslayero (3116) 2006-04-20 18:14
Lovely photo of such an outrage...
I like the simple composition to this photo, the way you got the other photographer in front of the wall really gives an impression of size and oppression.
To bad that the landscape on the wall had faded, the way you have captures the faded image almost underlines the hope of freedom that was lost when this wall was built.
What on earth were they thinking when they put up this wall!? It's just a rerun of the old Berlin wall, how do they think they can negotiate peace with an outrage like this splitting the country!?
lestans (16820) 2006-04-22 8:00
Thank you for showing us the famous wall, and this sad joke of two armchairs and a window with an alpine landscape.
As someone other wrote before me, this hard problem is not enough seen in TE.
This one is a well done, journalistic picture.
lcarolan (948) 2006-04-22 13:13
This is a very powerful picture. I also despise the walls that Nations build on their borders. I have had occasion to speak with people now living in Europe who are very happy that the borders have become more passable. The Euro-American communities were so ecstatic when the "Berlin Wall" fell, yet we Americans are busily constructing another wall on our border with Mexico. I am constantly reminded of the Jazz piece based on an old slave song, "So Long as One of Us is Chained, None of Us is Free." History seems to teach us that history doesn't teach us.
You might be interested in my post and note on the Statue of Liberty ("Ms. Immigration") and the links to Xuaxo's posts on the fence on the Mexican Border.
BilalN (0) 2006-04-22 13:13
It is the tragedy of my homeland! The international court considered this wall as ‘’crime against humanity” … but who can help to remove it or ,at least, to re-build it on the international borders??
Such beautiful country where many civilizations and cultures coexisted for thousands of years is destroyed by settlements, bulldozers, checkpoints and walls.
Nobody can imagine the suffering of the “forgotten nations’’.
kevinos (7349) 2006-04-27 22:03
This is an interesting image. It not only shows us the infamous wall, and gives us some idea of what a barrier it is the normal life, but it also shows us the humor and inhumanity of the artist in face of this brutality.
JasPahal (336) 2006-05-24 13:10
I find it funny that this huge freakin thing is called a fence. I have a different image of fences in my mind; I sure as hell wouldn't building one of these 'fences' between my property and my neighbour's unless I was either really afraid of the person, or disgusted by the sight of him. Maybe both reasons were behind the building of this wall.
The last I heard, there weren't any 'borders'. If you go by what were borders before 1967, this behemoth is almost entirely on Palestinian territory.