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Power Stations in Kuwait

I love public art. My little village in the US holds an annual Arts Festival, and part of the proceeds from this highly successful festival goes to fund public art. You can see some examples here: Public Art – October

Kuwait also has public art. I believe these squatty, square, non-descript buildings are power relay stations – and look what they have become! Once you start seeing them, you see them everywhere, and every one is different.

I love it that they are whimsical, and that some artist gets paid to design and paint all these stations! They reflect a respect and reminder for Kuwaiti traditions.

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June 13, 2007 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Bureaucracy, Community, Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Public Art

8 Comments »

  1. that is what all co-op in Kuwait should be doing , these building are ugly unpainted , when its painted nicely most people are deterred from writing on it

    Comment by forzaq8 | June 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. It’s a great idea. I think there should be all over

    Comment by jewaira | June 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. ooh the irony,… traditional art on the single most important thing that enables everything modern to function.

    they do look much better than being blank.

    Comment by sknkwrkz | June 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. I think the gov’mint should start funding graffiti artists & bring some foreign talent in. After all, thats how it works here. 😛

    Comment by Mini R. | June 13, 2007 | Reply

  5. Mini R, that is a TERRIBLE idea! Support LOCAL arts!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 13, 2007 | Reply

  6. Great photos of public art. I will keep an eye out for these buildings in Kuwait. Spent some time looking at your blog site, very good.

    Comment by Satori | June 13, 2007 | Reply

  7. Welcome, Satori. I’ve been watching your very thoughtful blog, too. Yeh, keep your eyes open, and you will see some real treasures. It always makes me smile when I see these buildings.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 14, 2007 | Reply

  8. I do think public arts are different from person to person, from time to time and from a city to another! They are all beautiful reflecting feelings, of past, love, originality, and culture! I just appreciate them all with all of their forms! 😀

    Comment by noracassandra | June 17, 2007 | Reply


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