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Monday Photo: Warning

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This picture was taken in the Navy Point area of Pensacola, one of the areas that took the biggest hit from Hurrican Ivan last September. Homes that look totally undamaged stand side-by-side with homes that were made unlivable by the storm. Apparently, this area among others had significant problems from looters soon after the hurricane, and I assume this sign was presented as a warning to those miserable sons of bitches who would dare to steal from anyone who’d just had their home destroyed. Other signs were more direct: “Don’t loot the homeless,” said one plea spray-painted on the side one former house.

But I saw other messages around town, too, most frequently painted on the sides of destroyed buildings:

“You are beautiful.”

Written by Allen

August 22nd, 2005 at 8:55 pm

Posted in Photography

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  1. Check this out: http://www.you-are-beautiful.com/ It’s a movement, and not just in the ‘cola. Click on essays to read the “statement.”

    Amy

    23 Aug 05 at 10:00 pm

  2. Oh, OK, that’s interesting. I’d never seen or heard of that before seeing it when I was down there, so I assumed it was something that popped up in the wake of Ivan.

    You Are Beautiful uses the medium of advertising and commercialization to spread a positive message. Projects like these make a difference in the world by catching us in the midst of daily life and creating moments of positive self realization.

    Now that’s a movement I can get behind. :)

    Thanks for the info, Amy!

    Allen

    23 Aug 05 at 10:06 pm

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