Thursday, April 26, 2007

Peace

After remembering the atrocities of war, how not to dream of peace? White hand stretching out to black hand, black hand ready to hold white hand, background of flying doves. It's only a mural on the corner of Park and Pitt Streets, but it's up to us to look up to it for inspiration.

Après les souvenirs des atrocités de la guerre hier, comment ne pas rêver de paix ? Main blanche et main noire se tendant l'une vers l'autre, sur fond de colombes s'envolant... ce n'est qu'une peinture murale au coin de Park et Pitt Streets, mais il nous appartient de lever les yeux pour y puiser l'espoir et l'énergie...

17 comments:

Valdi Barros said...

Muito bom o seu blog, um grande abraço daqui de Salvador-Ba/ Brazil

d. chedwick bryant said...

that's nice.

d. chedwick bryant said...

your blog makes me want to visit sydney!

don said...

great shot like this kind of murals

kris said...

love the interpretation!
hope to see more colours in the future

Peter said...

The painting is very nice and the message is clear. Is it just a "private" initiative? It's anyhow much nicer than most of the enormous commerical wall pictures you can now and then see, but I guess you also have some of those. However, such pictures sometimes cover an empty and ugly naked wall and can now and then be quite artistic. Maybe some photos to come?

Nameless4Now said...

Merci for dropping by my blog!

Yours is lovely.

-M

Olivier said...

l'idee est tres belle, de quoi en faire un beau poster pour la paix, l'amour et l'amitie dans le monde (le retour en force du love and peace).
merci de nous faire profiter de cette peinture murale

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nicely said and better to look at than the side of the building. Your photo captured it perfectly.

Abraham Lincoln
in the rain.

edwin s said...

beautiful

Keropok Man said...

you know what i just did?

i just put out my hand and did what the photos shows. sometimes I just do silly things.

or maybe your pictures is captivatiing nathalie :-)

Norman said...

The mural fits perfevtly the aspiration, "Things would be didfferent if only things were different"; but war will only become less likely when the problem is seen in terms of understanding the [often less than pleasant] realities of human nature, and the best methods of bringing about the channeling of our actions into directions more likely to succeed than simply relying upon that unquestionably true, but equally irrelevant hope,
"If only things were different, things would be different."

Cergie said...

Main noire main blanche... A Cergy on ne fait même pas attention à ça et je trouve que c'est extra

Mes enfants ne voit pas la différence de couleur de peau, pour eux c'est pas plus définissant que d'avoir les yeux bkleus ou les cheveux noirs

La preuve : mon fils aîné a parlé de sa prof de français pendant deux ans, une amie qui avait son fils dans la même classe aussi et j'ai seulement découvert en allant la voir qu'elle était noire.

Pod said...

i noticed that for teh first time the other day. i really like it stuck there midst the buildings. very serene and colourful

Kala said...

beautiful mural beautiful message!

annulla said...

Inspiration can be found anywhere if only the mind is willing.

Blather From Brooklyn

Nathalie said...

Oui Cergie mes enfants m'ont fait le meme genre de coup quand ils etaient petits et j'avais trouvé ça génial !