The owner of billboards on the ancient walls of Uzhgorod promised to take them off in a year
Yesterday, on July 16, public activists met the owner of most of the advertising structures, "decorating" the walls on both sides of the pedestrian bridge. As uzhgorod.in has already reported, a few weeks ago, famous photographers of the regional center and conscious citizens launched a project «Photographers for a beautiful picture».
on Facebook. Its aim is removal and prohibition of advertising on the pedestrian bridge. The authors of the project are collecting signatures of photographers to include into the letter to the Mayor Victor Pogorelov, asking him to show the will and patriotism and contribute to transfer of billboards from the bridge to more appropriate places beyond the central part of the city.
"This is probably the most practical and clear event. The requirements are very clear - to free the pedestrian bridge from 16 billboards, since it is most often photographed by tourists. We’ve brought this idea to the entrepreneurs who own the advertising constructions. And we got their promise to clear the walls from colorful posters not earlier than in a year – their commitment to advertisers will not allow do this earlier. We, in turn, will address the city officials to allocate special places for billboards for entrepreneurs who have agreed to meet our request halfway, but they should be outside the tourist center of the city ", - said the public activist Victoria Ryzhova.
The authors sincerely hope that the promise will be fulfilled and photographers and tourists in a year will get an opportunity to take pictures on a pedestrian bridge, without photoshopping their photographs afterwards.