This is a detail, of a huge wall mural, protesting the proposed demolition of the old Albuquerque High School. The passive aggressive protest worked! The school was saved, & converted to upscale apartments. Surrounding, older buildings were revamped, & newer buildings added, were designed to blend in with the existing Spanish / Indian style architecture.
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hay_kes (31437) 2009-01-19 0:45
Very beautiful graffiti of the wall.Nice colours and composition.TFS.
snunney (103361) 2009-01-19 0:59
A good capture of this street art with a message. All power to their elbow!
Budapestman (82620) 2009-01-19 1:26
Fortunately, this story ended well. The protesters achieved their aim. Excellent photo with an spectacular composition. I like the vivid colours and the fine details. Superb photo report from the story of this place. Have a nice week!
azaf1 (15929) 2009-01-19 2:07
Social mobilization often has an impact in the developers plans that only view profit as the only motive. As I said before I really like those naive murals.
Have a great week and TFS
omerozden (1259) 2009-01-19 2:33
very beatiful picture. the details of the wall can be observed. the presentation is superb.
kschanna (6) 2009-01-19 3:00
Quite an interesting crop you've got there with a powerful message.
Thanks for sharing
TopGeo (38216) 2009-01-19 4:58
Hi Chris! A picture of protest that finished with are saved the old buildings. In the painting behind it presents a architecture but perhaps is symbolic. Good idea
Nicou (146902) 2009-01-19 6:22
Génail ce dessin mural, de très belle couleurs, cette belle locomotive avec les cheminots et les passagers, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Wahclellaspirit (4093) 2009-01-19 16:53
You have caught the lighting perfectly on this wall mural, before I forget the name of this town in Washington state, Toppenish, also has wall murals throughout the city of the early history of the state and of the Indian Wars during the 1800's. Toppenish is supposed the Wall Mural Capital of the World, and it is a sight to see. there are tour guides on wagons through town that explain what the mural's signify.
A good capture here...
axiotea (21651) 2009-01-19 22:13
The tight framing of the naive mural painting allowed to see nicely the details...the protestors supervised by the policeman and the train next to them...do you know who made this artwork?