Life in technicolour: Artists in Mexican town paint a giant mural

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2015 10:33 AM IST
Partial view of the hill 'Las Palmitas' in Pachuca, Hidalgo state, Mexico. An initiave made in coordination by the national and local governments tranformed this small, violent neighborhood located hundred kilometers from Mexico city, by asking graffiti artists to paint the biggest mural of the country. (AFP Photo)
An artist paints a mural on one of the streets of the hill 'Las Palmitas'. A Mexican artists' collective German Crew painted a giant mural across houses, with the help of residents, to transform their crumbling walls into vibrant artwork. (AFP Photo)
The town, earlier known as a battleground for gangs has been transformed into a giant mural. Rival gangs came together to facilitate the initiative funded by the Mexican government. (AFP Photo)
Launched in 2012, the project which was funded by the Mexican government employed 20 graffiti artistts to paint more than 200 houses. The aim was to redesign the city's social fabric and reduce crime. (AFP Photo)
'Las Palmitas', the city sporting a giant mural, hides many mini-murals within in. Since its completion, the art has so far not been spoilt or vandalised. (AFP Photo)
An artist nicknamed "Trejo" paints a mural honouring the wisdom of elderlies at one of the streets of the hill 'Las Palmitas' in Pachuca, Hidalgo state, Mexico. (AFP Photo)
Residents had to be convinced to let artists paint their house walls before the project began. 'Las Palmitas' was first painted white after which artists created the mural. (AFP Photo)

Partial view of the hill 'Las Palmitas' in Pachuca, Hidalgo state, Mexico. An initiave made in coordination by the national and local governments tranformed this small, violent neighborhood located hundred kilometers from Mexico city, by asking graffiti artists to paint the biggest mural of the country. (AFP Photo)

An artist paints a mural on one of the streets of the hill 'Las Palmitas'. A Mexican artists' collective German Crew painted a giant mural across houses, with the help of residents, to transform their crumbling walls into vibrant artwork. (AFP Photo)

The town, earlier known as a battleground for gangs has been transformed into a giant mural. Rival gangs came together to facilitate the initiative funded by the Mexican government. (AFP Photo)

Launched in 2012, the project which was funded by the Mexican government employed 20 graffiti artistts to paint more than 200 houses. The aim was to redesign the city's social fabric and reduce crime. (AFP Photo)

'Las Palmitas', the city sporting a giant mural, hides many mini-murals within in. Since its completion, the art has so far not been spoilt or vandalised. (AFP Photo)

An artist nicknamed "Trejo" paints a mural honouring the wisdom of elderlies at one of the streets of the hill 'Las Palmitas' in Pachuca, Hidalgo state, Mexico. (AFP Photo)

Residents had to be convinced to let artists paint their house walls before the project began. 'Las Palmitas' was first painted white after which artists created the mural. (AFP Photo)

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