Murals were made between 2008. and 2010., in the period of thime when the settlement changed much (buildings has been born and vanished) so only one of these can be seen on StreetView imagery. For No.51. at least photo-layer content available (for a while), no photo-layer for No.53., but the building can be recognized on StreetView.
No.56 This one is from 2010. when the wall looked at a parking lot. On StreetView imagery from 2016. (also on most recent aerial) some construction process can be seen, so one could say, check 3D Buildings for best viewing results!
No.58. " ...surreal creation featuring a disintegrating planet with millions of jigsaw people being flung into orbit. Might Blu be commenting on man’s destruction of the world or the overpopulation of the earth which recently passed the seven billion mark..." buenosairesstreetart.com
Strange, I have never had such a thought to collect graffiti locations, however I think these are more, and not only by their scales. (Follow link if have not already seen my Murals by Guido van Helten thread!)
So glad you like it! By me only I can repeat myself and say: yep! Great fun for me too. Love the very moment when suddenly catch sight of the piece on aerial- or streetview imagery, displayed on 3D buildings- or as photo layer content.
Well said by CuriousJM: "Google Earthritis is incurable"!
*** A Street Art Memorial To The Little-Known "Italian Chernobyl"
The street artist Blu’s ... work stands tall, boldly calling attention to the ill effects of militarization in an region of Sardinia with an environment destroyed by military testing.
When the environmental health of a region is so severely compromised that the city or neighborhood becomes synonymous with wreckage, that space can seem less a real-world location than a manifestation of a collective fear—at least for outsiders. But the degradation around the rocket-launching site of Salto di Quirra in southeast Sardinia, Italy, is quite real. And thanks to street artist Blu, we’re looking its way.
The massive mural Blu has painted depicts how militarization has altered life in the region, resulting in the so-called "Quirra Syndrome," which refers to the shockingly high cancer rate of local inhabitants: 65% suffer from leukemia. Add to that the reports of lambs being born with multiple heads and extra limbs, and you understand why the area’s been referred to as "Italy’s Chernobyl."
Whatever the mural lacks in nuance, it makes up for in size and clarity, serving as both a local and global reminder that all-out war isn’t the only ill effect of an increasingly militarized world—and that far too many of us need protection from the organizations that purport to protect us in the first place.
Navarinou park is an occupied and self-managed community garden in Exarchia (Athens). It was a ugly parking lot and it has been occupied and transformed in 2009 in opposition to the urbanistic plans to build an office building there.
errekaleor is an occupied and self-managed neighbourhood in vitoria-gasteiz (basque country) they have collective gardens, crops, a cinema, a bakery, they print books and other nice things but the municipality and the police are trying to evict the neighbors and destroy all the buildings.. two months ago errekaleor has been cut off from the elctrical grid and since then they are rising money (and knowledge) to become self-sufficent with renewable energy (..and resist the eviction in the meantime) you can help by funding their project here and/or go visit them physically
I am finally catching up on your BLU posts, syzygy. The range of his themes is astounding, from apocalyptic to somber to puzzling to funny. For me, though, it seems his recurring theme is human stupidity and greed leading to Earth's destruction. There is so much to think about (and see!) in his murals. Thank you for your dedication to this collection, syzygy.
yep! there were some vintage and this last 3 recent (on two scenes) since you were away, I was glad to find on the GE globe. one should think most hard to find the ones from 2009 or 2011, but fortunately older streetview imagery database helped me out in many cases.
agree, BLU is a painter of the "human-hazard", expresses main problems which are come with the artificial global system, humanity have made for itself to live in: waste, violence, war, social disintegrating...
in his every time "wordy" and complex style he prefers both sketch-like BW or 3color and huge, colorful pieces as well. he has both general subjects and pieces has been painted to highlight a local problem.
"WE STOP THE ZAL, WE WILL RECOVER THE POINT! (Google translation)
La Punta is a pedestrian garden located in the south of the city of Valencia, where, for more than 15 years, the project "Logistics Activities Zone"; (ZAL) of the port of Valencia sealed one of the blackest chapters in the history of the destruction of the valency orchard with the deportation of a hundred families, depriving them of their way of life and sweeping through fields and houses, to give the port an enormous development land.
The resistance of the neighborhood and social groups did not prevent the destruction of Punta, but the implementation of the ZAL. The courts, with three court rulings (2009, 2013 and 2015), have annulled the Special Plan of the ZAL. Legally it has become the starting point. "
In the 21st century and in the context of the ecological crisis in which we live, we have an opportunity to rethink the future of Punta and our territory. However, this year (2017) what is intended is to reactivate the ZAL project adorned with a "green corridor" and a bike lane. The area of the huerta de la Punta has been left out of the hopeful projects of protection of the garden and coastline." source: recuperemlapunta.info/acerca-de/
To verify building, check 3D Buildings layer at set placemark view or take a StreetView look from the street behind.