Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Posterity

Have you ever carved your initials and maybe even those of your loved one on a tree or wall? If so, are they still there? I see '60' and '54' on this wall in Kalemegdan Park, so I'm assuming that's 1960 and 1954, which means some of these names and initials have been here for a while...for posterity.

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

bfarr said...

Very cool and I assume that because it has not been filled in/replaced someone else thinks it's cool too.

Thérèse said...

The result is not unattractive!

Thérèse said...

To answer your question: yes I have a couple of them but not enough to create a meme though.

Jacob said...

Kind of an exercise in futility, but I still like it!

Dindin MK said...

Interesting!
:)

Gaelyn said...

Interesting graffiti. I'd rather see it on cement than a tree. Did you add you own.

Randy said...

This really is cool.

Olivier said...

belle tradition que ce mur avec toutes ces signatures, un bout de l'histoire, j'aime bien l'idee

Chuck Pefley said...

That's pretty ambitious carving! I don't think I'd have the patience to do that myself.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I haven't but this is so neat. I bet people go back and check to see if what they wrote is still there.

Deveti Putnik said...

I am really enjoying watching your beautiful photos of my beautiful hometown every morning. They make me love him more.

Thank you for this.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hates to see carvings in trees and like Signore Vespa (a.k.a. Chuck Pefley), wouldn't have the patience to carve in stone, so to speak...

Tash said...

It makes the old wall seem even more important. I love the angle and the light in the photo and the hazy, lazy look of the river. Can you imagine, all those people standing there, meticulously carving away - I wonder with Bata that was...
I've been meaning to find a tree in Highland Park with my initials. Will let you know if I ever find it. Would be from '73/'74.

B SQUARED said...

Usually done by "young lovers." I wonder how many stayed together?

Daryl said...

I dont think I have ever done that ... tho as a kid we used chalk on the sidewalks and the sides of the brick/stone buildings ..

Alexa said...

Definitely better here than on a tree! Nice find. I have a '60s-era students' desk liberated from a NYC high school—the top looks a bit like this!

Carraol said...

Visually impressive the composition and light made this carved wall look almost like an old stele and with the same purpose, telling a story or immortality. Greetings from Mexico.

Paula said...

I like your running theme, it makes me stop and think about the nature of art and creativity in public places. I like this, it's almost like sculpture. A great tradition.