Carnaval starts today, February 8th, at 19:00 with the official opening speech being delivered by Ángeles Ramírez Gálvez. It takes place at the Nerja Cultural Centre, calle Granada 45, and the speech is followed by performances from “Con el agua al cuello”, “Los pelotas”, “Viktoria Secret” and “Musicalandia”. And it’s free entry.
These two examples of ‘street art’ are on the shutters of a shop in calle Puerta del Mar in the centre of Nerja. The first, certainly, has been there for many years. While I was eyeing up the shot, a (well known) local stopped and asked if he could make a couple of comments (as he is wont to do) and I replied, ‘of course’.
There are now quite a few fairly new and colourful pieces of street art on the school wall along the middle section of the rio Chillar walkway in Nerja. Being an orange bandana on the ninja turtle means it must be Michaelangelo.
Instead of the usual ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos here’s a ‘during’ and ‘after’ shot for a complete change. Not the same composition I hasten to add.
The graffiti along the river walkway, on the school wall, appears to be on the increase. The whole area is a bit on the run down side these days, with all sorts of rubbish in the riverbed and on the banks, endless dog poo along the walkway and a couple of drain outlets which can only be spewing raw sewage. The stench (understatement sometimes) can actually be gut-wrenching on occasion.
This piece of urban artwork is on one of the old buildings used by workers during the construction of the roads in the area. Not being municipal property, these buildings have just been left to decay over many decades.
This piece of graffiti is under the N-340/Avda de Pescia road bridge in Nerja.
The purpose-built walls in Woodford Park, Woodley, England, are specifically for graffiti, so the designs change quite frequently. These are the latest artworks on display.
There is an abundance of graffiti in Málaga city, almost everywhere you go. Travel on the local trains -Cercanias – and the route almost seems one endless series of ‘tags’. Along the river, on both sides, the artists are always busy.
There probably should be an interesting fairytale to go with this piece, which is located in the centre of Málaga and fairly recently made.