Local Heart, Global Soul

May 11, 2011

Art that might Shock…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The Hague City Council  (Gemeente Den Haag)  commissioned a beautification programme for the city’s Electrical Substations.

Last year I got busy and  have been busy trying to photograph as many of them as I can.

Since I’m still not mobile, this is a post from my archive files to show so some more of the street art on display in Den Haag.

If you live locally enough, you can find this electrical sub-station on the Regentesselaan in The Hague.

For me personally, it’s not a style I’d like to have say, as painting  in my living room wall,  but I am delighted to see the energetic colour and electric vibe of it in the street, especially on what was formerly a boring grey/green box in the middle of quite a busy road.

Every city needs a splash of colour after all…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. We have the similar thing here in Auckland, but they do it on the smaller ones not the big step down transformers

    Comment by rsmacaalay — May 11, 2011 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  2. I love street art; it’s so cheerful.

    Comment by Tilly Bud — May 11, 2011 @ 7:45 am | Reply

  3. As long as we choose to use these technologies, and they provide flat surfaces, putting art on them should be a no-brainer. Fascinating to see.

    Comment by Invisible Mikey — May 12, 2011 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

  4. Might shock, well, not me. I used to see so many different kinds of art; I look at this with a very keen and interesting eye. Thank You presenting these!

    Comment by sartenada — May 13, 2011 @ 6:03 am | Reply

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