Friday, February 29, 2008

Theme Day: Amsterdam Street Art



Those of you who visit our blog know that we don't always stick to Wassenaar, although on theme day we normally try to post something from the immediate area.

This theme day is a tough one -- Wassenaar is a pretty "clean" area and there isn't much graffiti or street art to speak of. So we're avoiding our neighbors in The Hague and Rotterdam by going to Amsterdam for this photo of a wild building, with extra graffiti for good measure.

And no, we didn't forget about leap year. We hope you don't mind the fact that we are publishing a day early, as we won't be able to post tomorrow but still wanted to participate.

As of 28 Feb, there are over 140(!!!) city daily photo blogs participating in this month's Theme Day:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

21 comments:

Lezard said...

R&R You're an early bird today! And I also thought you forgot the leap year! This dragon is a beautiful piece of art, and it looks like you've put the bikes under just to pretend it is very Dutch!!! I guess this is a house full of "krakers" or squatters. I did not manage to enlarge your pic to try and read the inscriptions. Have a nice week, I'm heading towards the Alps for a week and don't think I'll find internet where I'm staying!

Bergson said...

devil's house ? there is the apple ?

Jackie said...

Wow, that must have taken ages to paint! Cool photo!

b.c. said...

wow awesome, really fantastic, am glad I popped in and saw this i love street murals (i know this isn't graffiti but it works!)

Sally said...

It's not tomorrow here, it's today!

Say hello to Sydney's Green Boy

Hyde DP said...

I like the stuff on the top half as it is well executed - the stuff at the bottom, well ...

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Wow! I wonder if the owner of the building authorised this mural/graffiti. If not, then I wonder how on earth they were able to get up to the upper floors to paint this?!

The colours are really pretty.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

A very impressive mural. That must be an office building. The more I look at it, the more I like it.

Ineke said...

Wow, great snake!!

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! Looks like a scene out of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when he battles the basilisk. Very cool photo!

Denton said...

The bicycles make the dragon look like it is on wheels.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! That's very very cool! I LOVE it!

Clueless in boston said...

The top half of the building is really wonderful. The vandalism at street level almost ruins the effect on the building.

Neva said...

wow.....this is really awesome.....very nice.

Southern Heart said...

Amazing piece of art, and quite colorful!

Uma por Dia said...

Hudge piece of art!!!!!!!

brian said...

very nice photo - that's a big snake! ;-)

Bernt Seipl said...

Impressive, to say the least. To bad the bottom part couldn't be left alone :-(

Isadora said...

:) This is monumental. I love it - almost a mural, almost graffiti, colorful and ironic. wonderful piece.

Karola&Pamp said...

This graffiti is real nice. Nice squat.

Ben said...

That's a very colourful one and bit scarily for kids..