This mural, a large photograph, has not weathered all that well. It’s title is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and the artist is Bifido. On her website, Bifido says this about the artwork: “This work should have been called “selfportrait”, as it express how I’m feeling in this moment in the sight of the world. Working, talking, scoping, breathing Tirana atmosphere, I really realized, for the very first time, how it feels to be a woman caught in the grips of this male chauvinist society, to be a woman physically and mentally oppressed by men. As the work progressed, the sense of it changed revealing, maybe, the real reason that. I come back home, to Italy, more aware of something that makes me feel heartbroken, hoping one day something will change.” Please take a look at her website, especially if you want to see the photo in its original form.
By now you may have guessed that the word older in the title of this post has nothing to do with the age of the woman in the mural but in the condition of the mural itself. The Bifido work above is from either 2018 or 2019. Of the same vintage, is a mural by HazardUK
It’s title is “Motra Tone Revisited” which refers to a famous painting, “Motra Tone” also known as ”The Albanian Monalisa”, that was painted by Kole Idromeno (1860-1939).
below: This is a picture of that famous painting (found online, credit: public domain, wikipedia). She hangs in the National Art Gallery in Tirana.
On Ahmad Bin Hanbal Street, close to where it connects to Prince Muhammad, there is a set of stairs leading upward. Because Amman is built on a number of hills, stairs like this are many (although not all of them are painted).
below: A busy group of people, climbing ladders, filming, talking to the cameraman, constructing, walking, etc.
below: A long ribbon of colours flow from her backpack.
below: Leaves made of multicoloured spirals
below: A question mark on his forehead. Also, a view of one of the hillsides in central Amman.
On an apartment building that is 20 storeys high, there is a large mural painted by Adnate. Apparently it is the tallest mural in the southern hemisphere. Recently completed (Sept 2018), the mural consists of four faces of residents of the public housing building.
below: The top of the mural features the face of a young Vietnamese girl
below: First grader Arden
below: The face of Badria Abdo, from Ethiopia, who arrived in Australia in 2006 via a Kenyan refugee camp where she spent seven years.
below: On the bottom is a man recently arrived from West Papua (Indonesia).
Street art seen on doors in Barcelona Spain, April 2018
below: Vegan bunnies. One releases a caged bird and the other has scissors in her hair.
below: Cat and mouse by Cisco KSL who is also a tattoo artist. The mouse has a couple of vices. I wonder what the cat’s key will unlock?
below: She lives at 202 Carrer de L’Escorial
below: Reaching out
below: A bloody mess, a painting by Sarah Pitel – an American from Portland Oregon.
below: Cats? Cats with very long necks. (Ooops! Not a door).
below: It started with a street art piece by Arte Ignorante of a woman in blue tipping her hat with the girl in red beside her.
below: Handmade in Barcelona, the shoe maker at work, with a line of shoes above.
below: Black and white, two women looking at you.
below: BOB is on the right.
below: Pandora’s box and bright finger nails.
This post is also a “Thursday Doors” blog post. This is a weekly occurrence and a number of bloggers participate. If you are interested in doors in general and want to see more door themed blog posts, here is the link.
As seen around Montreal on the weekend of 14-16 June 2015
below: first, an oldie on a page from a French book. I’m not sure what book it is, but it includes the words “protège la virilité de l’époux” which translate to “protects thevirility of husband“
Using stickers, paste ups, and spraypaint, Starchild Stela is a graffiti artist who combines cute feminine characters with slogans. I’d like to say that they are ‘common sense’ slogans but unfortunately they aren’t. For example: