Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Passage Brady


There is small Passage in the 10th arrondissement called Passage Brady and it's really worth a visit if you're into graffitis (and Indian food!)... The whole place is covered with them and some of them are real pieces of art. I chose to show you this one, which made me smile...

22 comments:

  1. Like it when it's art, hate it when it's self-indulgent "tagging." This has elements partly of one and too much of the other, but it's still a shame to cover up that nice old blue door. Makes for a good photo though, well captured by you!

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  2. That door has the same expression that I usually do: nonplussed.

    (Sorry I deleted the first comment - I was logged in as my real name!)

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  3. Fun picture! The doors look as if they could lead to some magical realm. :)

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  4. WEll Eric, you know by know how I feel about taggers here and in Paris. Sorry, but they screwed up a perfectly nice old door in Paris with a cheap can of spray paint. I"m not smiling. I guess I"m an old grouch.
    V

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  5. I just returned from 5 weeks in Paris and I saw graffiti really taking hold again.
    What happen to the "war on graffiti" that was started a few years ago and was wiped almost totally out? It was a pleasure to travel to a big city that really had control on this blight.

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  6. Yeah, this is closer to tagging, I think.

    Tomate Farcie

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  7. Basically, graffiti is damaging somebody else's property. Who would like this sprayed on your car, your house, your scooter when come out in the morning? It's vandalism. Oh, sorry, did I express an opinion? "Minnesota Nice" people aren't supposed to do that.

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  8. Yellow looks good on blue and i like the quick line; perhaps the owner asked a tagger to take care of the old, partly damaged door and draw a face that sends the message: "stay away, we don' want you here"?

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  9. I would like the face on a canvas in a pop art gallery---but on this beautiful, old blue door---it just makes me feel sad! Tagging is a blight on the City.

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  10. I'll join the chorus of boos. But,its a nice photo and a another peek at Paris that I'd never get otherwise. Never heard of Passage Brady and will see what I can see on Google Maps. Merci, Eric.

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  11. I didn't realise that passage Brady had graffiti Eric - I'll have to get over there and check it out.
    By the way, I've been known to get my hair - ok, hairs - cut there for €6 and to be honest it's pretty much the same as elsewhere for €60 or more. But then again I don't have that much to work with :-D

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  12. I think I have to agree with the "this ruined a perfectly good old door" crowd. I love the blue and would wonder what was behind. A face just staring at me? Not fun. But thanks for sharing, Eric!

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  13. I too agree - this one is NOT art !!!

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  14. I hope Eric that you don't mind me posting this, but with the events in New Zealand today, I just want to help.
    This is a link to RedCross New Zealand:

    http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate

    My heart goes out to them...

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  15. Yes, NZ certainly got thumped, and the Aussies got flooded recently. Mother Nature is making herself heard lately, and many people are suffering.

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  16. @Anonymous. Of course not. I was busy all day and only heard about this terrible earthquake this evening. Awful.

    @Sab "By the way, I've been known to get my hair - ok, hairs - cut there for €6 " Oh, sno now I understand LOOOOOL!

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  17. It made me smile, too!.Thanks For sharing.

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  19. I would like the face on a canvas in a pop art gallery---but on this beautiful, old blue door---it just makes me feel sad! Tagging is a blight on the City.

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  20. I think I have to agree with the "this ruined a perfectly good old door" crowd. I love the blue and would wonder what was behind. A face just staring at me? Not fun. But thanks for sharing, Eric!

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