Living in the inner city, I’ve come to admire all the graffiti on fences, walls and anything else vertical.

Every now and again, we spot little teams of people huddled around a wall, wearing masks and shaking their spray cans frantically, turning a bunch of lines into art.

On Saturday I found a team of 3 guys working on the wall opposite our place. I got to chatting to them and discovered they were really friendly and chatty (not sure what I was expecting!) and explained how they get permission to work on people’s walls and avoid the police issues. Over the course of the afternoon, they’d attracted a little crowd of onlookers, all trying to see what the end result would be.

It took them a good six hours, but they finally finished just before the sun went down:

I offered our place as a canvas for them and they were really excited and starting planning what they’d do. My only request was that red be a dominant colour, since we always tell new visitors to “look for the red door”. Looks like they’ll be back again on Saturday – can’t wait!

Here are a handful of photos I’ve taken of the graffiti around our neck of the woods.

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6 thoughts on “Wall

  1. Hopes they can add a cupcake in yours somewhere!

    Posted on 7 December 2008 at 7:59 pm
  2. omg, i hadn’t thought of that! hadn’t gotten as far as adding our house number, but a cupcake is pure genius

    Posted on 7 December 2008 at 8:03 pm
  3. inviting graffiti-ers (is that a word) round? you’re so bohemian it hurts ;)

    and i think the only way to beat having just one cupcake would be to have a pair… cupcake boobs! can you imagine?

    Posted on 9 December 2008 at 12:25 am
  4. homigod, and if they put cherries on top (sorry leigh), they could be nipples! :rofl:
    i’m ready for a giant blue penis to be painted there though, to go with my tradition of receiving penis-themed gifts and their obvious talent for spraypainting such…

    Posted on 10 December 2008 at 10:00 pm