Roman faces and clown fish

 “The Fall of the Gods” can seen on Via Ostiense.  It is a 40 metre mural painted in 2015 by Carlos Atoche and Mexican artist Luis Alberto Alvarez.  In it, images of ancient Roman statues have fallen and are now underwater.

faces and fish on blue background, painted mural on wall with barbed wire above it, another mural on the wall beyond as well

bearded man face, lying on his back, with a flying fish passing beside him

old mural of clown fish and faces on a wall

clown fish in mural

in a mural, a clown fish swims beside a swordfish

corner of wall, painted face, mural on both sides of the corner, rental bike, jump, parked in front

a man seated, with one foot on the other knee, bending over with hand on foot that's resting on knee

face of grey bearded man with curly hair, eyes closed, painted in a mural

wall with old mural, pieces of wall, breaking off, tree beside woth motorcyle

bike parked against a post in front of mural with a whale

below: This was above the mural

an old Barbie doll caught in a barbed wire fence above a mural

Pictures of the mural back when it was freshly painted can be seen on Carlos Atoches’ website.

after the last departure

The last train left Buffalo Central Terminal station on October 28, 1971.  Many of the platforms remain, abandoned for more than forty years. It was a modern structure when it was built in 1929 but now it lies in disrepair. The upper level offices and waiting rooms are open to the elements and the tracks are overgrown.

graffiti on the walls of an abandoned building, blue and green tags

There are few reminders of its former life

pink concrete post with an old painting on it, red circle with white words that says fire extinguisher here. Someone has written in yellow below it, not anymore.

but most things that could be removed were ripped out long ago.

crumbling brick pillers in front of a wall on which someone has written Slime heads

large pink hand giving a thumbs down sign, graffiti on a wall. the words Urban scar have been written beside it. The hand is in a large yellow oval shape

graffiti painting - a man with the words Can't you see? The foundation is crumbling. Trashman is written in large red letters, also a mock coca-cola logo
hole in a brick wall, through the hole can be seen graffiti writing on the wall that says Dawg tag klew memba only!

 

An x has been cut into the edge of piece of corrugated metal. Someone has painted two white dots above it to make it into a face

graffiti painting of a person's head with wide brimmed red hat covering the upper part of the face. Words coming from his/her mouth are: For adult intellectuals only. On a wall in an abanded train station

walls in a state of decay and crumbling, with scrawls and graffiti on them

broken brick wall with an orange and yellow bright tag on it.

a wall with yellow and white tags, an abandoned train station, the room is now open to the elements

a blue tag that says youlok on a wall in an abandoned building

red and white horizontal striped square painted on a wall of an abandoned building with a drawing of a padlock on top of it. Brand name of the lock is master.

pink and purple stencilled butterflies on a concrete post

Words and other graffiti written on grey walls of an abandoned train station in Buffalo, one set of words says This place is a prison. Another set of words says Our work was good

street art paintings on the walls of an abandoned train platform.

red and white horizontal stripes in a square with a large H.A. painted on top of it. Someone has made the first period into an exclamation mark. Written in black on top it are the words Life Lyfe Nigger

a large spiral made with spray paint on a concrete block wall