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Living Walls 2013

Posted in Georgia History, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 27, 2013

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For the last three years, PG, accompanied by selectively deaf Uzi, has gone out to see the Living Walls. The grafitti festival is a part of the Atlanta summer now. This year it even came to Summerhill.

LW is a volunteer thing. Getting the list of walls can be tricky. This year was even more so. It seems as though the map on the website had four years of walls, with a menu to turn off the different layers. PG is not geek enough to recognize a layer icon, and got confused.

When PG asked about a list on facebook, he was advised “Use your mouse and your mind in conjunction and it is a beautiful thing”. Rumor has it that the 2014 affair will be renamed Living Attitude. Finally, PG got a list of the walls, and made a low tech map.

With several of the walls next to Turner Field, it was advisable to go when the Braves were out of town. Getting caught in ballgame traffic is a strike. Fighting with the Living Walls peep was a strike. In baseball, three strikes and you are out. In bowling, three strikes is a turkey.

The LW tour went smoothly. The first stop was on the north-of-I20 stub of Flat Shoals Road. It was near the spot where Angel Poventud was robbed, while assisting with a previous Living Walls. The first wall was a house, with boarded up windows cleverly hidden. The next stop was a loft building on Memorial Drive. It had three murals, with the best two hidden from the street.

The next stop was East Atlanta. It was festooned in fabulicity, even if the walls were disappointing. By this time the battery on PG’s camera was wearing down. When the four walls on Georgia Avenue were found, there was just enough juice to record the paint. One of those locations was the site of Leo Frank’s house. PG did not hang around.

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  1. Linda Vernon said, on August 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Fun and colorful! And the pictures, gads they are so cool! :D

  2. shawnbrucepruett said, on August 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I also enjoy street art. PG has taken some amazing pictures. I could totally see ’em hanging on the wall in a frame. Clever way to use the Trifecta prompt too.

    • chamblee54 said, on August 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you. Truth be told, I was going to do the LW post anyway, but just wanted to kill two birds with one stone.

  3. Draug419 said, on August 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I’d love to be able to travel to see something like this, but alas I am poor. ):

  4. trifectawriting said, on August 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Linking turkeys to graffiti is no small feat. Great work!
    Thank you for linking up!

  5. Living Walls 2014 | Chamblee54 said, on August 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    […] PG and Uzi venture downtown to look at the murals. This happened in 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Each year, PG prints a map to guide him. Previously, the information has been on the LW website. […]


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