Friday, November 30

Transvaal


Not far from the city centre, on the border of the Zuiderpark, the Transvaal neighbourhood is being renovated with the planned building of brand new appartment complexes. In order to prevent an increase in criminality, the city council and the TransArt association have came up with the following idea: that the local kids should paint all the wooden panels that condem all doors and windows in green, yellow and blue, and paint street murals. As a result, there are now entire coloured streets.

For the time being, it remains a bit gloomy to walk around in those streets, though this is huge reservoir for street murals and graffitis!

4 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It does look a bit gloomy but the possibilities must be tremendous.

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FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Very odd but, hey, if it works! ;)

sam said...

look forward to seeing some of the colourful graffiti in future posts! Interesting name, do you think it was named after Transvaal province in south africa, or do you also have a 'vaal river' that this is on the other side of?!

Lezard said...

Fenix and Oldmanlincoln, thanks for commenting on this post!

Sam, you are absolutely right, this neighbourhood is named after tte Transvaal province in South Africa; the street are named after South African cities or personnalities: Johannesburgstraat, Durbanstraat, Paul Krugerklaan, Bothastraat....