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​Frescos give facelift to old back-alley in Da Nang 

Thursday, February 01, 2018, 19:03 GMT+7

A group of Vietnamese people have been drawing murals on the walls of an alley in the center of Da Nang City in order to beautify this small area.

The first paintings of the project have appeared along the 75th passage, intersecting Nguyen Van Linh Street in Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District.

Painters from the city’s association of artists and local volunteer students are participating in the activity.

The artists intend to have covered the 1,500-square-meter wall surface here by March with frescos on the themes of Da Nang people, folk games and traditional festivals.

Residents along the back-alley are willing to give them a helping hand, by scraping walls in front of their houses for example.

During the creation of the murals the surrounding has also been taken into account in order to keep the colors in harmony with the neighboring buildings and trees.

The artists hope that the paintings will transform the alley into a cultural space harking back to an old version of Da Nang, and bring about improvement in the local people’s awareness of the city’s beauty.

Local men residing along the alley clean a wall in preparation for frescos. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Local men residing along the alley clean a wall in preparation for frescos. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Artists at work in Da Nang. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Artists at work in Da Nang. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The fresco of a fisherman paddling a basket. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The fresco of a fisherman paddling a basket. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A fresco that merges with surrounding foliage. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A fresco that merges with surrounding foliage. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A fresco of a vendor carrying baskets hung from a pole over her shoulder. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A fresco of a vendor carrying baskets hung from a pole over her shoulder. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A fresco of flowers. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A fresco of flowers. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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