Graffiti all over the world…Last night’s evening out…

Grafitti on walls in Marrakesh, Morocco

This morning, while scrolling through past posts, searching for fodder for today’s post, I stumbled upon photos of graffiti we’ve taken throughout the world. All of these photos posted today are from our visits to various counties. When I typed in “graffiti” in the search box on our homepage, I was surprised by how many such photos we’ve taken over the years.

By the way, when searching for something on our site, please use the search box. It is located at the upper right portion of the homepage below the “translate” scroll-down box. On a side note, please try the “translate scroll-down” feature. It works for dozens of languages and may help you if you speak another language other than English.

Not unlike many cities throughout the world, graffiti is popular. This wall was painted in Asulund, Norway.

Anyway…back to grafitti…One can easily assume that graffiti only applies to scribbling profanity or other words that may or may not be offensive to some. Often, we see graffiti about a couple immortalizing their union by writing their first names or letters in hearts on many buildings, in areas of public transportation as described here:

“It is commonly found in transportation systems—on the inner and outer sides of trains, subways, and buses, and in transit stations and shelters. It is also commonly found on vehicles, walls facing streets, streets, freeways, traffic signs, statues, monuments, and bridges.”

Fancy chalk graffiti on the exterior of a cafe in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  1. writing or drawings scribbledscratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.
    “the walls were covered with graffiti.”
  1. write or draw graffiti on (something).
    “he and another artist graffitied an entire train.”
    Our favorite graffiti art is in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Here are more comments about graffiti some of our readers may enjoy from this site:

“Graffiti (plural; singular graffiti or graffiti, the latter rarely used except in archeology) is an art written, painted, or drawn on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings and has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Egyptancient Greece, and the Roman Empire (see also mural).

A colorfully painted wall on a narrow street in the Serrano Plaza area in Palermo, Argentina.

Graffiti is a controversial subject. In most countries, property owners and civic authorities consider marking or painting property without permission as defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime, citing the use of graffiti by street gangs to mark territory or indicate gang-related activities.[4] Graffiti has become visualized as a growing urban “problem” for many cities in industrialized nations, spreading from the New York City subway system and Philadelphia in the early 1970s to the rest of the United States, Europe, and other world regions.”

It’s funny how many topics we encounter from perusing our old posts. We always hope you enjoy this and other information we glean from our frequent research.

We encounter wall paintings (graffiti) of this type everywhere we walk. Very entertaining!

As for last night, we had a great time at dinner with Richard and his girlfriend. First, we met at Lucille’s, a popular barbecue chain restaurant with delicious food. We dined there with them when we first arrived in Las Vegas in December. The food was fresh, hot, and tasty.

We had to rush through dinner a bit because the movie started at 7:00. As it turned out, we only missed the first five minutes. But I wish we’d missed more. The movie “Argylle” was the worst movie any of us had seen in years. It was boring, especially during the first 2 hours, and utterly ridiculous, with a weak and undefined storyline and unbelievably miscast characters.

Graffiti on a wall in the city of Puerto Montt, Chili.

Without hesitation, I can say, “Don’t waste your time or money.” After we returned to our condo, I read some reviews, and most concurred with our opinions.

In any case, it was good to see the two of them, and with busy schedules these next few weeks until we leave, it may be the last time we see them until sometime in the distant future when we return to Las Vegas. Goodbyes are no longer difficult since we’ve been returning to the US more frequently these past few years.

Graffiti on a wall in Atenas, Costa Rica.

Today, we’re staying in while I exercise and make dinner. Tom is content browsing on his laptop, and I’m also pretty content. All is good here. We hope it’s the same for all of you!

Be well.

Photo from ten years ago today, March 16, 2014:

At the top of each of the two stairways in Marrakesh, there was a sharp turn where the steps became angled. This was particularly challenging when I was unable to hang on. For more photos, please click here.