Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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.