Painting the wall

There is a nice skyscraper in Yokohama City, Japan. It is the Yokohama Landmark Tower. No, I will not talk about the Landmark Tower here. But it was the existence of this skyscraper that made possible my first random walks around Yokohama, because it is visible from many parts of the city, from really far away. So I decided it would be my “north”, the reference for my navigation. I decided… “I will go there walking!”. Of course I found a lot of curiosities in the way, things I could never have planned to find, to visit…

As the painted walls of a nearby school.

I was walking and letting my thoughts fly away, but then In realized the wall in that area was all painted. Children art! I started taking pictures, since they ware very lovely paintings.

Some while later an old lady came and approached me in English.

– These paintings are really beautiful, aren’t them? I love them!
– Yes! Were the student’s themselves who made this?
– Yes, yes… on some anniversary of this school, they made this paintings in the wall telling a little bit of the story of Yokohama and Japan…

I hope you enjoy:

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About Axel Pliopas

Between flying and engineering, I try to find some time to explore everything I can... Looking for interesting people and places, and trying to tell some of the interesting stories I find, is the objective of this blog. In the process, hopefully, my pictures will get better and better (they all say experience time has something to do with this...)
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4 Responses to Painting the wall

  1. Those paintings ARE beautiful! I love children’s art. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    • Axel Pliopas says:

      Yes, they made my day! 🙂 I was starting to have some bad and prejudiced thought such as “oh my… all these japanese houses, the same standard, the same pattern everywhere…”, and then I found this wall with those paintings! 🙂

  2. The Hook says:

    Beautiful. Great share.

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