Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MURALS IN BANGALORE, INDIA


The streets of Bangalore in India are covered with colourful murals. In 2009, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) - the Greater Bangalore Municipal Body - embarked on the idea of painting the city walls with colourful motifs and designs.


Scenes from mythology, animals, monuments and sporting heroes are just a few of the themes of the huge paintings on the city's walls.


BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike) came up with the idea of the murals to beautify the city and to stop people defacing properties with graffiti or posters.


The scheme also provides employment for local artists - more than 100 painters from Bangalore are involved in the scheme.


Authorities say they plan to extend the scheme to cover virtually every city wall.


Cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar.


A painting of Sachin Tendulkar on the boundary wall of a sports ground.


A painting of Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue.



A mural of the Taj Mahal.


An elephant on roller skates.



A mural depicting a child holding a swan in the palm of his hand.



An auto rickshaw driver passes a mural depicting a tiger.


A man passes a mural depicting Royal Elephant.



A girl waiting in front of mural depicting Royals.


Men walk by murals of Mughal architecture.



A man walks by murals depicting deer.



A man standing in front of Ajanta type mural.



10 comments:

BK Chowla, said...

During my last visit to Bangalore, even I noticed these and they are very impressive.When did you visit Bangalore?

Nona said...

Where did you find these in Bangalore?

R. Ramesh said...

hey gr8 captures ya..

俊張霖 said...

看得見您的用心~~希望這裡愈來愈熱鬧哦~~............................................................

SG said...

Great murals. Loved them.

Destiny's child... said...

its so beautiful...but i didn't see all this the last tiem i went there, new initiative, must be?

Tomz said...

Thanks for being back with a bunch of lovely pictures..this time they are very imaginative and refreshing pictures and they are socially relevant too

Trotter said...

Hi Babli! These colours are much more lively than the ones at Orgosolo... ;) SAmazing!!

Now, after the odd post, Blogtrotter Two has a bit of Catalonia in Sardinia... ;)
Take pleasure in it and have a stunning week ahead!

凱v胡倫 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果..................................................

R Sudhir Kumar said...

You know what Babli, I live in Bangalore and pass by these murals daily, never could think they could be composed the way you have done, impressive really.