There are several “hot spots” for graffiti in our neighborhood. It actually find it pretty humorous because it seems like there is a fairly well established 2-3 month cycle. First someone tags an area and slowly it fills with other peoples marks, some more interesting than others. And after a few months, the city paints over it, and the cycle begins again. There are a few pieces that even the city anti-graffiti task force seems happy to leave, pieces that are especially creative, or whimsical. I’ve spotted a couple recently that I found interesting.
Someone has been tagging multiple walls in our quartier with “regarde le ciel…” and I kinda like it. Even when I’m rushing to class or running errands, it reminds me to stop and look up – always a tricky proposition in this town when I can find myself continually looking down in order to avoid the “treats” that litter the sidewalks. So, I’m always happy to see these little messages. I also the the artist has branched out from her “look at the sky” reminders, to these:
I like these too. And here’s some more of our local artwork.
And as a child of the 1980s I cannot tell you how much I love spotting these: