Monday, September 24, 2012

Graffiti proposal

when biking from my sisters apartment in utrecht to the city center, i passed this mural! i had to take a picture of that, of course. as you can see, its hard not to take pictures in the netherlands without bikes in it, either parked bikes, or as above.... :) (unfortunately the sun was only illuminating the upper part of the house... )
the mural says: "lieve afra, wil jij met mij trouwen? Jan" and next to it: "ja!" which translates into; "dear afra, do you want to marry me?" "yes!" i googled around a bit and found an article that tells me that the person who painted it is a graffiti artist named Jan, who made several murals in/around utrecht. here he got permission to paint his marriage proposal on the wall of someone's house. he then led his girlfriend to it, and proposed to her. and as you can see, she said yes! isnt that cute?
there really was quite a bit more graffiti in the netherlands than i remembered (i had not been there for almost 2 years), and there was also a lot of random, ugly graffiti along the train tracks. but apparently it has always been there, and i just forgot....  :) but as you can see, this mural is pretty recent, from july 2012.
for more monday murals, go here!


biebkriebels said...

Oh, my goodness, can you refuse such a proposal? I am curious how long it will be there.

Tim said...

I would say yes too, haha

NixBlog said...

Certainly a novel way of proposing!

Jack said...

I don't know why, but in general I see more graffiti in European cities than most American cities. At least this one seems to be on a house where the owner has given permission.

Here is a link to more photos of the gravestone I showed toda

Kay said...

Awwww. Sweet.