Skate Park Graffiti

Skate parks are excellent places for spotting graffiti. In Carlisle, the park must have been around for some time, because the graffiti had a distinctly ‘layered’ look. Several years of spray painting have created some intriguing images.

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Good advice in this one
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Plea to the aliens, ‘send nudes’, could result in some interesting pics!
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Letters on top of letters. Not art as we know it. But I like it.
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Another one where the sum of the parts is better than the parts.


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Political comment hidden here? Brexit?
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RIP – a strangely moving tribute.

This last one I found under a bridge, some distance from the skate park. It was dull and slightly spooky, but jazzed up nicely with some photo-editing tweaks.

Alley Graffiti

My home town is criss-crossed by narrow walking alleyways. Many of them date from medieval times and would once have been busy streets lined with residential dwellings, shops and inns.

Nowadays, too narrow for traffic, these alleys are only used as shortcuts, and their doorways, windows and shop fronts have been replaced by featureless walls.

Featureless? Yes. Until the advertisers, fly posters and graffiti artists get going…


Words and Remembrances

Maryport pier has a collection of paving slabs which, if read together, make up a wonderful poem. I couldn’t photograph every slab, because some were too weathered or moss-covered, and the light was poor.

Here are some of the words, along with a couple of nearby memorial wreaths.