Tuesday, May 14, 2013
San Francisco: The Street art
When we travel to a city, I always like to take a good look at street art, as every place seems to have their own cultural identity, that tends to reflect what is going on socially, politically. Of course, other times it is just fun. I love the ephemerous character of it, as, at any given moment, it could just disappear. It almost reminds me of Goethe's Faust's words to the moment:
"Stay a while, you are so beautiful"*
(It's also no secret that we are kind of in love with graffitti). So here are a few of the gems that San Francisco has to offer.
*Faust makes an arrangement with the devil: the devil will do everything that Faust wants while he is here on earth, In exchange Faust will serve the devil in hell. Faust's arrangement is that if during the time while Mephistopheles is serving Faust, Faust is so pleased with anything the devil gives him that he wants to stay in that moment forever, he will die that very moment (in German he says: “Verweile doch, du bist so schön” – “Stay a while, you are so beautiful”. It is perhaps the most famous quotation in all German literature.) From here.