Street Art of Bangalore : A Photo Feature

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



A very interesting initiative by BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike ) is turning the nondescript streets of Bangalore to a colorful palette showcasing all the things that make Karnataka such a spectacular state - cultural, geographical and ecological marvels.

These beautiful murals adorning the flyovers and underpasses are a welcome relief from the omnipresent traffic. Besides, this initiative has helped create employment for an art form which once thrived but now is a lost cause with the advent of digital media. Also this gives ample opportunity for people like me to shoot and so here it is -

Murals of Bangalore : A Photo Feature.

Shot near the flyover in front of Bangalore Palace.

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21 comments

  1. I agree.

    Also given the flight of birds and the fast depleting green cover... these paintings (and pictures) are all that'll remain... for the future generations...

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  2. wow..quite soul drenching pics...
    and it is sad that bengaluru is no more upto its label 'Green city'

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  3. so artistic work and an excellent initiative!

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  4. Oh my god these are so beautiful shots !! I simply enjoyed the post !! As always a fantastic post !!Also please visit my New Blog About Paranormal Studies of India.Click on the Link to view it Unseen Rajasthan Paranormal

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  5. The best part of this is that the wall remains clean. Other wise there are N number of stickers and posters on it.

    Jai BBMP :)

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  6. WOW...hope this discourages men from pissing on walls!

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  7. Excellent work there on the murals... makes the city look so much better :D

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  8. ## Roshmi - true indeed. These paintings are also a nice way of documenting stuff. Wonder for how long they will last though..

    ## Mahesh - B'lore has gotten hotter since Metro construction and the felling of trees started. Maybe these two are connected after all! :(

    ## Joshi - really excellent initiative. Turns out Chennai also has similar paintings.. would be interesting to check out all the cities' graffiti.. :)

    ## Unseen Rajasthan - Thanks.. will drop in your new blog soon.

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  9. ## Dhanush - ha ha.. jai BBMP! yes. :)

    Welcome to my blog guys! :)

    ## Nalini - he he.. That exactly is one of the main reasons for this initiative. The same is written on these walls..but the point is how many men can actually read it.. ;)

    ## Nishant - yup, atleast some part of the city looks better. But somehow i feel like the city comes more alive after these paintings. :)

    ## Pallav - Thanks. :)

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  10. Hi Neelima! Interesting post with some excellent pictures of wonderful murals!!

    Curious about Halicarnassus? Blogtrotter Two has it... ;) Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

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  11. Yes, it is a great initiative and has added color and form to the barren walls of our concrete jungle city.

    I keep noticing them more or less every day, but never get down to take any pictures.

    I am happy that you did and have shared it with the world. BTW, you have captured the essence and colors very well.

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  12. ## GMG - Thanks much! :)

    ## Sankara - Thank you! Even I have been noticing these paintings near Marathallli/KR Puram of late but never got around capturing. But a friend tipped me off about the awesome paintings near Bangalore Palace. By then all i needed was an excuse to play with my new cam. :)

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  13. new cam... :-) Wow! Congratulations...which one did you pick up, if I may ask?

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  14. Thanks.. Canon EOS 500D and i'm loving it! :D :D :D

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  15. full of life images! loved the colors and emotion in the first pic.

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  16. nice.. liked the first pic a lot..
    which was your older cam? :)

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  17. ## Abhijit - Thanks! I loved the first one a lot too. :)

    ## Sandeep - Thank you.. my first cam was a Sony Cybershot DSC H10 P&S.. I still love it. :D

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  18. good post on namma Bengaluru.. Glad to see this :-)
    Do you exchange links?

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  19. ## Thanks Sneo!
    Sure.. we can exchange links.. i have blogrolled you already. :)

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