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!