Day 19 – London Street Art


The Chicks in front of the glamour Camden Lock Bridge

A selfie in front of the famous Camden Lock Bridge

The rivers and canals seem to be hubs for graffiti artists. Maybe because there is an abundance of bridges, walls and uninhabited ruins on and near the canal.  Perhaps because they want to show off their skills and talents to the many passersby.

I feel like graffiti brings some colour and fun to the canal.  Some of the art is very good. It’s also expressive, it helps people get their feelings out.  Sometimes the graffiti tells a story. You can tell if the artist is happy and joyous, sad and troubled, or angry and frustrated, by their work.

Some of the graffiti is truly beautiful and amazing. People see graffiti as a whole, they generalise it and, yeah, a lot of it is scribbly and rude, but some is just incredible.

What’s your favourite piece of art from the photos below?

These are pieces of graffiti that we’ve seen on our trip. My fave is the girl with the pink sunglasses. Oh, and I love the cat!

 

This is an upside down face, reflected in the water. Really creative!

This is an upside down face, reflected in the water. Really creative!

This one is super fun. Love the stripes and swirls!

This one is super fun. Love the stripes and swirls!

Admiring.

Admiring.

Not really sure the significance of this one. I think the emotion in the picture is: moody.

Not really sure the significance of this one. I think the emotion in the picture is: moody. Perhaps it’s  a defiant pair of teens.

This tells a story.

This tells a story.

I think he's sad. Maybe he's lost a family member. He looks a bit tired of life.

I think he’s sad. Maybe he’s lost a family member. He looks a bit tired of life.

Love this! It was on the side of a restaurant that had live music on Saturday nights. This would certainly encourage me to go there!

Love this! It was on the side of a restaurant that had live music on Saturday nights. This would certainly encourage me to go there!

My favourite, isn't it life like?

My favourite, isn’t it life like?

Giant stalking cat. Wow!

 

We had to get one of the sorta 'Classic' graffiti style.

We had to get one of the sorta ‘Classic’ graffiti style.

This is one happy dragon. Or is it a snake?

This is one happy dragon. Or is it a snake? Maybe it’s a green dog?

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