Sunday, August 13, 2006

Graffiti Sunday - Grafittisunnuntai 2


Having a graffiti as a theme I really should have started with this one, paska kaupunni is probably the oldest existing graffiti in Oulu. One friend of mine think that it's made first time at 80's. I got 894 hits from Google with the words "paska kaupunni".
Oulu wiki tells: "Paska kaupunni means "shitty city" with the word kaupunni ("kaupunki") misspelt to make it sound like the local dialect, and is probably a reference to a song by Oulu-born Finnish rock musician and author Kauko Röyhkä."

Kun aiheena on grafitti minun olisi pitänyt aloittaa tällä, paska kaupunni on luultavasti Oulun vanhin olemassa oleva grafitti. Muuan ystäväni muistelee että se olisi tehty jo joskus 80-luvulla. Sain Googlesta 894 osumaa sanoilla "paska kaupunni".

Graffiti Sunday - Grafittisunnuntai 1

10 comments:

  1. It's more like that Röyhkä's song is a reference to this graffiti.

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  2. wow, nice shot, B&W makes it real good one. nice balance of light and shade.

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  3. Great post with all the explanation and I also like the B&W !

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  4. its been there since the 80's and they haven't painted over it???

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  5. It has been painted over hundreds of times but it doesn't take long before it appears there again.

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  6. A true cultural icon.

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  7. its strange how some finnish words look hawaiian!

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  8. kala: did you know that your nickname (or is it your real name?) means fish in Finnish?

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  9. Argh! I hate this blogger! I just wrote long message with thanks for all and for Timo specially and some very clever comments too ;-), but it just vanished.

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