Recently I started to look at Street Art in a new way. It’s decorative and fun!
Sometimes it is just BRIGHT.
And sometimes it’s WEIRD, like this wall in Shoreditch. I wish I could figure out the message. Is it an ad for an insect exterminator?
These drawings were on the wall of a construction project just off Borough High Street.
I think they may have been done by the builder – but I like them anyway
Does the Street Art coordinate with the place where it appears?
This street art seems to have several layers of history. It’s probably just layers of billboard signs that have been partially pulled off, so I guess it’s not “Art” that’s been purposefully created – but it IS colorful!
Here’s another cowboy. I love this one. He’s two stories tall.
I like this heart on a Spitalfields garage door.
Not sure about this little family.
Obviously – a foxy guy.
This angel off Gloucester Road isn’t really Street Art. It’s a ceramic panel so it’s quite permanent. But it certainly is decorative and fun.
Some of the street art has a political message –
I saw this during the early “Occupy” movement.
That’s the Zero-Sum message, I guess.
This message is very different from the one above. Nice to read a political statement that isn’t selfish.
Here’s another personal message. Maybe it means the ride is not always smooth. (See the train cars on top of the building?)
Not SURE what this one means. Maybe – beware of pigeons who will mess up your car?
This spooky figure is on the wall of a passageway just off Artillery Way.
This one is definitely SPOOKY – it is on a stone pillar on a pathway off Birdcage Walk. (Love that name!)
I think this design on a door in Spitalfields looks like it might be a little “Banksy”. He is probably the most famous “graffiti artist”, and now his works are sometimes shown in museums or even chopped off the walls and sold.
Banksy often does RATS and this one was on a government building on Whitehall, so it probably was a little Banksy political statement. He had to do it FAST!
There are now walking tours of the street art in Spitalfields.
I would really like to go on one.
Weird London. Love it.
@Cathey Leitch, 2015