Steel City Spring Tour


When I saw this on Phlegms blog, I was really pleased because I knew exactly where it was. Getting there however was a bit of kerfuffle to say the least. We battled a steep slope with vicious brambles and nasty pointy cast iron railings and I nearly lost an eye. Once in, the painting was covered in frozen snow which we had to scrape off to get a picture. Rather than face the brambles again we decided to go over the 6ft fence onto the pavement where my less than graceful dismount was greeted by a round of applause and much laughter by men working in the unit across the road.

Luckily not all works are that hard to reach, for some you just drop lucky and nature does the hard work for you, like making the fence fall down in front of this Risk piece.

This wall is in a rather run down part of the city and in a location where you would have to purposefully go to it to see it. Despite this fact, when certain local writers approached the council about the wall being given a legal status for graffiti, they were turned down.

I’m not sure whether there has been renewed activity from Horace or whether there are just ones I hadn’t found before. Nice to see him anyway.

Bob, I like a bit of Bob, he has various styles, this one is almost childlike to me and yet very skilful, not that I’m a qualified critic, obviously.

Barbara the Horse is one of my most favourite characters, seen in all manner of locations about the city. She brings a smile to my face every time I see her. She epitomises what I love about graffiti, that it’s there for everybody.

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