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Vacant Buildings Painted Blue, Become Tourist Attraction

Some derelict buildings in Rotterdam have just been sitting around awaiting demolition when someone had the brilliant idea to paint them a bright blue. Now they've become a tourist attraction.

It's almost as if this was a case of Sim City coming to life where troubled areas start getting color coded.

Related:

In San Francisco, the vacant Hugo Hotel was converted into an art installation 11 years ago:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/hugohotel/

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That's so cool! It's like in Tony Hawk when you play Graffiti, whatever part you get points on, it turns either red or blue. That last picture looks so cool!
Kiteman9 years ago
Instead of knocking the buildings down and replacing them, it looks like they're planning to insert a new cityscape digitally.
That is so true! I remember we used blue screens for that. I bet you can have some excellent digital effects with these photos. That would make a great instructable.
ll.139 years ago
I think proper graffiti is nicer, the council out to have a sort of contest. =)

-that is proper as in, not crappy scribbles, stencils and talent. ;-)
fungus amungus (author)  ll.139 years ago
Some art would be good. From what I've seen it takes a dedicated community of artists to create an area that's dedicated to doing some cool stuff in one place. Like Melbourne, for example.