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Suriya Bye (Elephants Never Forget)

May 20, 2009

My neighbor Jacob took this very sad photo yesterday:

suriya elephant bye bye

The owner of the Suriya Thai property must be a bitter, mean old man to paint over a perfectly good picture of an elephant.  (Did your elephant ride in Chang Mai go bad somehow?  Way to take it out on street art in the hood.)  Lucky Brittney did her I Live Here: SF photo shoot when she did:

suriya brittney

I am sure de-elephanting a door is a horribly unlucky thing to do in some culture somewhere.   I bet Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles is not amused and may be visiting you soon.

ganesha finger

Anyway, one less mural in the Mission (even though it was technically commerical art.)  Hey, Jesse Hazlip, I know a nice place where you could put a giant elephant-with-guns stencil…

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2009 3:31 am

    Oh NO! That is so NOT cool!

    I guess I’m glad I got some pics of it, but that white door is probably tagged already now.

  2. May 21, 2009 10:39 am


  3. Jonno.N permalink
    May 21, 2009 12:40 pm

    A sad day indeed

  4. Metroliner permalink
    May 21, 2009 2:56 pm

    Com’on guys. Everything can’t always stay the same forever, even if you love it. I’m sure the owner isn’t mean or bitter, but is making a sound business decision to paint the door. Not everyone wants an elephant on their door and I’m sure having a blank canvas increases his chance to rent his building. Let’s see: vacant blight WITH elephant or thriving business WITHOUT elephant. Which to choose??


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