TAKING THE STAIRS IN SWITZERLAND
I was visiting my cousin Jean-Pierre and his wife Ruth in Rumlagh, Switzerland. Looking for my next discovery I found it in the Swiss Metro. As is my practice I always take the least traveled route and I headed down the stairs at the Rumlagh station headed for Zurich. It was not murals like I had seen in the Paris metro, this time it was Artfitti.
Art in the Swiss metro is encouraged. If it is not hanging over you in a metro station or painted on the walls and stairways it is an advertisement on the wall you will be passing on your ride. Much of it is painted by renegade painters in the stations. The French call this “Muirs Peintz”, painted walls. Although these were not at all like the murals I had found in Paris, these were Artfitti, modern and large. See Painted Walls in Paris under Published Articles.
You can’t call this graffiti, in fact, it appears to be encouraged. Some of these works are used for inspiration by the advertising artists and some of the ads inspire the renegades. The colorful variety of works is nearly duplicated in style and color in can be difficult to tell the artfitti from the ads. You will see in the photo’s the similarity of the two.
Remember to take the stairs on your next journey and tell me about your own discoveries.
Authors note: Artfitti is legal in Zurich, Switzerland and surrounding cities.