Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/01

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Yesterday's walk home
From: robertmeier at (
Date: Fri Oct 1 07:08:54 2004
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But the griffiti is funny!   Renovated buildings are new, sterile and all 
the same.   Old buildings have individuality and character and somethinhg 
handmade -- griffiti!

>> A very beautiful city indeed... if you like graffiti. Your pictures are
>> nice (composition & exposure), but the subject isn't. Sorry, I'm not a 
>> fan
>> of graffiti regardless of how it is juxtapositioned.
>> JB
> Nor am I a fan of it. But here in Oslo it seems to have a very positive
> effect. In my neighborhood (which is something like a real 'hood in
> Philly) only the run-down buildings in need of renovation get marked up.
> Once a building is renovated, they leave it alone. I almost get the
> impression that it speeds up the renovation process. Most of the buildings
> need it. The part of town I live in was thrown up in all haste in the
> 1890's and not a whole lot has been done to it since then. But now the
> younger crowd (with money) are moving in and paying good money for the
> buildings and fixing them up. Unfortunately all the renovated ones were in
> the shade. There is at least one towards the end of the series.
> But yes, there _is_ a lot of graffiti.
> Daniel
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