Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Art in the World

After reading about a mayor who revolutionized his city in Albania by hiring painters to upgrade the cement walls of the city's block buildings, I was excited to see the trend continuing in Iraq.

Military forces built blast walls all over Baghdad to protect citizens and separate violence from peace, but these walls are both ugly and troublesome for Baghdad's citizens. The LA Times has a piece today on an effort by the Fine Arts Community in Baghdad to improve the situation:,0,3095275.story

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always, thanksgiving for those who respond to horror with innovation and edification --- and thanksgiving for those who find and pass on the hopeful stories. jm