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Jocelia Plus
4 2 1 Australia
20 Dec 2013 12:36AM
Is this carving or spray? Bamboo is soft to carve.
Good one Colleen, nice colours…….WinkWinkWink

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mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
20 Dec 2013 1:00AM
Not ideal to use the bamboo for ''artwork'' Colleen.
But I suppose it does no damage to the bamboo,
otherwise the zoo would surely put a stop to it !!
Mick.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 1:07AM
Cracking set of images Colleen, despite all the graffiti it seems to be doing all right

Hugh
I haven't seen this type of graffiti before, and I agree with you Colleen.. Fuddyduddy I may be, but this is another example of people showing not much respect for things around them.. Makes my blood boil.. Rant over.
Good images though Grin

40+ here today.. Too hot!! Sad

Lynette Grin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Dec 2013 3:38AM
Everywhere you go nowadays people seem to have wanted to leave their mark one way or another: sign of the times perhaps.
But at least it allows some unusual images and I like both the close-ups and the bigger picture at V 4.
R.
20 Dec 2013 3:41AM
When I got to V4.... "Good Grief"!!
The human being is a descendant of the............ Sheep?
Well taken, Colleen. This set will surely produce some reactions on epz.

Simon
We see it on trees ere all the time, but have never seen carved graffiti on bamboo. V4 is amazing, Colleen!

Peter
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
20 Dec 2013 4:17AM

Quote:We see it on trees ere all the time, but have never seen carved graffiti on bamboo. V4 is amazing, Colleen!

Peter


V4 was just a small section...it was four times bigger than that.....a sight for sore eyes
20 Dec 2013 4:55AM
Excellent pictures, Colleen.
Good reportage, too.
Lots of reading matter.
20 Dec 2013 5:27AM
Yes , looks clumsy ,but interesting image ! V 4 very fine ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 5:39AM

Quote:Everywhere you go nowadays people seem to have wanted to leave their mark one way or another: sign of the times perhaps.
R.



In an increasingly overcrowded world individuals can fade into insignificance, so I guess this is why they will use any means, even defacing bamboo, to get noticed. Weird, but it makes for some interesting photographs. V4 is my favourite.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
20 Dec 2013 6:05AM

Quote:I haven't seen this type of graffiti before, and I agree with you Colleen.. Fuddyduddy I may be, but this is another example of people showing not much respect for things around them.. Makes my blood boil.. Rant over.
Good images though Grin

40+ here today.. Too hot!! Sad

Lynette Grin



Nothing is sacred, Colleen, it does rather spoil the beauty of the bamboo, but kids will be kids. Carol
20 Dec 2013 6:31AM
I love v4 the most, never seen anything like it before.Smile
20 Dec 2013 6:50AM
Well...different - never seen this before - but it does create superb images especially V4 - and I guess quite interesting reading too. Smile

Carol
20 Dec 2013 7:53AM
oh! thanks for the news about the weather cheered me up no end lol...well spotted

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
20 Dec 2013 8:31AM
This annoys me very much. Names, dates and sometimes nonsense phrases, can nothing escape? Even bamboo?
This is not a new trend as graffiti, especially names and dates have been found hundreds of years old. After some hundreds of years or more what is written can be interesting but I can't see that Abbi will ever be.
Carving into a bamboo is really annoying. The last image is especially disturbing. Well spotted Colleen, V4 is my favourite! As Carol said it all boils down to respect and in this case respect for nature. Beautiful bamboo spoiled forever. Rant over. (For now, until the next time).

Harriet
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 8:36AM
V4 my favourite here Colleen. Well spotted and photographed.

Phil.
20 Dec 2013 8:41AM
Excellent observational photography, Colleen.
Bet the perpetrators didn't think their vandalism would make it onto the www!

Richard
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 8:48AM
Great images Colleen I'm with you I hate to see this or any graffiti for that matter,

Ali Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 8:52AM
Great set Colleen, well spottedSmile


Cliff
20 Dec 2013 9:09AM
Excellent images Colleen, great detail,
Fred.
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
20 Dec 2013 9:40AM
People have always wanted to leave their mark - can't say I agree with scratching away on trees (bamboo in this case) but it has provided you with a good subject.
Joan.
20 Dec 2013 9:43AM
Great images of graffitti carving images on on bamboo, cactus is another popular victim Grin
4 great images well taken.

billy
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 11:50AM
V4 puts this in context. I guess it must be permitted or there would be a camera there to catch culprits.
It does look artistic so maybe there is some merit in it if the trees aren't damaged.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 12:21PM
Has to be V4 for me...what a shot Colleen
another good set
lillian
JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 12:37PM
Lovely detailed shots & its V4 for me too.
Ju
20 Dec 2013 1:12PM
Painful to see, nobody has entered into the minds of those young ones who curved the graffiti. A expression of pure mind in the woods, hoping would be read by person for whom it was crafted for.

A cute find & V4 gets the vote
20 Dec 2013 1:36PM
V4 for me Colleen. An interesting find GrinGrin

Kathryn
20 Dec 2013 1:42PM
How very strange! So long as it doesn't damage the bamboo, I suppose it does make it look artistic. Great set, Colleen - think V1's my fave...but I do like the wider view of V4 Smile
Trev Smile
A very well spotted and captured set Colleen. Interesting images, but not very strange to me, because here the young people use to write their names on the treesGrin.GrinGrin
Effrossini
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 4:34PM

Quote:This annoys me very much. Names, dates and sometimes nonsense phrases, can nothing escape? Even bamboo?
This is not a new trend as graffiti, especially names and dates have been found hundreds of years old. After some hundreds of years or more what is written can be interesting but I can't see that Abbi will ever be.
Carving into a bamboo is really annoying. The last image is especially disturbing. Well spotted Colleen, V4 is my favourite! As Carol said it all boils down to respect and in this case respect for nature. Beautiful bamboo spoiled forever. Rant over. (For now, until the next time).

Harriet



Very valid points, supporting your very well documented imagery Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
20 Dec 2013 5:38PM
Love the surprise of V4 Colleen, looks like the type of place where you could really carve out a Name for yourself Grin ( I wonder if yours is now among them?)

John Smile
Interesting images, Colleen ! These images show to all of us a sad way of some young people (usually) to express themselves by carving or spraying shaping their names on monuments or on trees, bamboos, etc. just to be noticed !
Regards,
George
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 7:04PM
Nice images. It is not just the youngsters of today that do this type of thing, I can remember this being done fifty years agoSmileSmileSmile

Eileen
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
20 Dec 2013 7:49PM

Quote:Great images Colleen I'm with you I hate to see this or any graffiti for that matter,

Ali Smile

Agree
Netta
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
20 Dec 2013 7:49PM
There is alwways places for graffititi

PEter
20 Dec 2013 11:06PM
Fascinating observational shots, Colleen. Like John, I loved the surprise of v4 - really powerful to see them en masse. I didn't know bamboo was graffiti-ised. I guess anything that people can carve into is susceptible. Smile
20 Dec 2013 11:14PM
Wow! V4 is amazing Colleen. Always things to learn on this site! Cathy
21 Dec 2013 1:37PM
A good capture Colleen.

I do not like graffiti in its modern context, but in this case I think that it is a bit of fun.

Bamboo is very fast growing and so will not last for ever. This type of thing has been going on for hundreds of years on trees that are still standing. I have even seen proclamations of undying love chiselled into rocks in remote places in India, probably by British soldiers of two centuries ago, not to mention the cave dwellers.
Frank
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
26 Dec 2013 5:00PM
These images have certainly provoked a reation on here Colleen and you've given these youngsters work international recognition!

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