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Graffiti in Coyoacan

i have a feeling frida would approve...

Which brings us to our last submission (4 in one day! YEAH!). We ventured out on New Year's Eve to see the Casa Barragan and Casa Azul, but because of the holiday, both were closed.

Oh drat.

Fortunately, one of the things that I LOVE taking pictures of (I mean...really, really love) is graffiti. Not the crappy stuff that we see plastered over every single surface here in Ensenada (though apparently there is a stencil of Dali...not to mention the urinals painted on a couple of walls downtown)...I'm talking Banksy-esque stencil graffiti that is more of a work of art slash political commentary than mere defacement of public property.

Some of it is indeed NOT political, but I love it just the same. LOVE. IT.

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Carnal apparently means brother. I would be interested to know what exactly this is advertising.

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Not so much graffiti as....chewing gum covering a tree.

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This is Pedro Infante, a very famous Mexican actor. El heroe!

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Futbol.

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More Carnal!

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Tenoch power.

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Nothing to watch on TV.

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Anti-cocaine.

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The band implores...

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Clearly not political...

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They torture at home.

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Street of Coyoacan.

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Woman selling wheat stalks.

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Be careful of the police!

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Seriously. Be careful.

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Poverty is a time-bomb.

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Best streetsweeper uniform EVER.

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Jah people movement in Mexico City?

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Man making churros.

  • *Caution: the following, and last, photo may be somewhat shocking. I was shocked, for sure. It is not graphic, but it is extremely inappropriate, a little disturbing, and not at all what I believe Winnie the Pooh did in his past.

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I mean...nowadays, they can photoshop ANYTHING right? ....RIGHT??

Posted by lrbergen 17:59 Archived in Mexico

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