Faces of urban art in Mitchells Plain

As a new blogger, I keep discovering interesting new projects and initiatives in the blogosphere. One such project is the weekly photo challenge series on WordPress. At first, I thought it’s only for serious photographers (there are some brilliant contributions every week), but then I discovered that it’s actually open to everyone and yet another great way to connect with other bloggersΒ while feeding one’s own creativity and having fun.

So, when I saw the weekly photo challenge theme for this week (“Face”), I immediately thought of the photos I recently took of street art in Mitchells Plain near Cape Town, and thought, what the heck, let’s join the party.

Graffiti face in Mitchells Plain. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Graffiti face in Mitchells Plain. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Isn’t it amazing?

Though I live only 20km from Mitchells Plain, a well-known so-called “coloured” neighbourhood on the Cape Flats, I visited it for the first time a few weeks ago when my husband showed me the school where he taught many years ago. On our way to the school, we drove past a wall with this incredible graffiti on it. I immediately made him stop so I could take some photos with my phone.

Graffiti face in Mitchells Plain. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

Graffiti face in Mitchells Plain. (Credit: www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

There is graffiti and then there is art. In my eyes, this is art – urban art!

There is some serious talent out there in Mitchells Plain and I can think of no better way to share these gems than with my first contribution to the weekly photo challenge series.

If you would like to see some more posts for this theme, please click here.

24 thoughts on “Faces of urban art in Mitchells Plain

  • October 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm
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    This is a great post. I agree, this is not just graffiti, but works of art.

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    • October 28, 2016 at 10:26 am
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      Thanks, Alexa. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful art.

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    • June 3, 2016 at 8:13 pm
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      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed my pics πŸ™‚ Oh yes, saw some wonderful street art in Athens too! Some very cool stuff out there πŸ™‚

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  • May 30, 2016 at 6:44 am
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    It’s too bad that part of town is called “The Colored Part of Town”. I’m not knocking you, It’s just sad.

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    • May 30, 2016 at 8:08 am
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      I know. It’s awful πŸ™ The lingering legacy of Apartheid is terrible. It’s still called a township by many too…but I refused to use that word in my piece. This is a huge neighbourhood (you could really call it a town) with a vibrant community.

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  • May 24, 2016 at 6:02 am
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    Good photos. They are very unique. Hope you keep participating in different blogging memes. I co-host a link up party of Thursdays. You are welcomed to join.

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    • May 24, 2016 at 8:10 am
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      Thanks, Ruth. And thanks for letting me know about your linkup party. I will definitely check it out πŸ™‚

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    • May 31, 2016 at 10:27 am
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      Thanks, Brooke. That’s the fun thing about exploring and travelling – discovering the wonderful gems around us, even if it’s in our own town! Love your blog name, by the way, think I’m going to love the content πŸ™‚

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  • May 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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    Wow – grand faces. Welcome to the weekly fun, and thanks much for the follow, Birgit!

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    • May 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm
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      Those eyes were what I first noticed when driving past that graffiti wall! Thanks for the visit πŸ™‚

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  • May 19, 2016 at 9:02 am
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    Absolutely wonderful art! Thanks for sharing.

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    • May 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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      Thanks, Rapefo! It was too beautiful not to share. X

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    • May 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm
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      Thanks! I just checked out your entry too and love it πŸ™‚

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