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This is the first polyglot blog about places & events of Palermo Viejo, the trendiest neighborhood of Buenos Aires. / Primer blog políglota sobre lugares y eventos de Palermo Viejo, el barrio más “trendy” de Buenos Aires. / Este é o primeiro blog poliglota sobre lugares e eventos de Palermo Viejo, o bairro mais “trendy” de Buenos Aires. / Premier blog polyglot sur boutiques, restaurants, hôtels et événements de Palermo Viejo, le quartier plus “trendy” de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sunday, June 24, 2007


The first stencil is on Malabia & El Salvador. The second one is on Gorriti & Malabia. What do you think? Is stencil a crime?
Vi al primer stencil en Malabia y El Salvador. El segundo, en Gorriti y Malabia. ¿Qué opinan? ¿Pintar stencils es un crimen?
Vi o primeiro na rua Malabia e El Salvador. O segundo, na rua Gorriti e Malabia. O que vocês opinam? É crime pintar stencils?



Blogger John said...

Of course it is a crime. Any marking of buildings not done by the owner is valdalism. If not quickly erased/painted over/repaired, it spreads thru the neighborhood and degrades the quality of life.

3:04 PM  
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Blogger Dalila said...

John, I completely agree with you. Unfortunately not everybody understand it like this.
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10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vandalismo es que escribas "valdalism"!!!
Bueno, ahora en serio... de dónde salió John? es sueco? noruego? vive en esos países donde solo hay 1 muerte violenta por año?
Claro que no es un crimen... salvo que se lo pintes en el pecho al dueño de casa. Además la mayoría de stencils son realizados sobre paredes de casas abandonadas, o en construcción, lugares donde no joden a los dueños de casa. Hay excepciones, pero en rasgos generales a diferencias de grafittis y pintadas políticas que las hacen en cualquier pared.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Karina Morales said...

jajajaj, el comentario de Eze me mató!
Claro que no es un crimen, como dice Paterna, la mayoría se pintan en lugares donde no hay habitantes. Para mi todo arte callejero es genial y habla de la identidad de un pueblo que quiere manifestarse.

8:55 AM  
Blogger nathan said...

"And the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls."
-Paul Simon

If it's against the law then it's a crime. But there are crimes and there are crimes. I've taken pictures of thousands of stencils here and, as a non property owner, I really love tracking how they change as I move throughout the city. I'm glad they're there.

I think that it's valid to dislike the graffiti and I feel bad for anyone who gets their place stenciled who didn't want it. However, a few times when I took photos of graffiti in Palermo Viejo I was surprised that some owners proudly showed me what had been painted on their own establishments.

8:27 PM  

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