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.
I like taking photographs of wide, sweeping landscapes, but sometimes I enjoy focusing on the small stuff. Last week I was rambling around the Solway Firth, and here are some of the mini-images that caught my eye.
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too narrow for traffic, these alleys are only used as shortcuts, and their doorways, windows and shop fronts have been replaced by featureless walls.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
Rocks and Stones
Textures and Patterns
This is a selection of photographs taken on my walk along the Cumbrian coast, between Whitehaven and Workington. I was concentrating on surfaces, textures and the effects of decay on industrial structures.
Sometimes you discover surprising art work on your walks.
To the left and below is a collection of posters I found on a tiny path leading up from a beach in Cumbria. I guess the person who lived in the house alongside the path had placed them there. Continue reading Story Wall
Art work and a ghost ship
Graffiti in Penmaenmawr
Graffiti in Bangor
I think you can tell a lot about a place from looking at its graffiti.
Bangor is clearly a controlled and moderated place, full of colour and light, with just a hint of anarchy.