At first I was outraged. How could anyone deface someone else’s property like that? And worse; how could anyone deface a beautiful landmarks and monuments? I am now more than halfway done with my program. In just two short months, I’ve developed a soft spot for the graffiti of Grenoble. It’s a part of the city’s culture, it doesn’t take away from it. I still get annoyed when I see just a scribble of a signature in red spray paint- to me, that kind of graffiti is simply taking away from something. On the other hand, I have come to appreciate some of the art that can be found throughout the city.
A friend and I stumbled upon an abandoned university building on a hike a few weekends ago. It was covered in graffiti. And it was beautiful. This blog is a blog of pictures. You judge for yourself; is graffiti is a stain on the town, or something that adds to its beauty and uniqueness?
Aimee Goffinet is the Fall 2013 CEA MOJO in the French Alps. She is currently a junior at the University of Kentucky.
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