Colour These Garbage Trucks Colourful

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We ignore these vehicles. They are ugly parts of the urban environment that are just there … nothing else.

Except in Valparaiso, Chile, where now garbage trucks have become pieces of moveable art:

A gigantic dog looks intently at a bone poking out of the trash. Two cats lick their lips at the sight of a fish served on a big platter. A woman hangs laundry from her window above narrow alleyways.

These colorful vignettes are on a new fleet of garbage trucks in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, created by graffiti artists Sammy Espinosa and Cynthia Aguilera, known as UnKolorDistinto (A Different Color).

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