Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by booze and cake, 24 Jul 2017.
All I get is a video of Donald Trunk...
Here's one he painted in Delft with my kids standing on top of it.
ETA: That one was from 2016. He then did this one in 2017 as part of the 175yr celebrations of the local university..
@DP ahh great yes that was him was it, I remember you posting that.
@Reynard really? I've logged out and back in again and that last post there should be two separate videos with Leon Keer's stuff. I'm a total tech dufus though, and despite going in and checking they are both showing my end, so I'm as confused as you......
The link worked fine for me. Reynard's obviously been chopping down trees and left you stumped....
It's gone now @booze and cake - it was in one of your other posts as well... Prolly one of those weird things youtube flags up in your preferences while you search and watch stuff.
Those cars are amazing, truly
I particularly like the green Porsche GT3 at the top of the stack.
And maybe a sleepless night left me seeing things...
...I frequently have moments with technology like that too.
Actually, that's exactly how I feel...
I came across this on the corner of Union St and Great Guildford St. My first impression was it looked a bit like Jonathon Pryce, perhaps his portrayal of Fagin from Oliver Twist, but that's just a guess. Any other ideas? I can't find anything online about it.
And following the recent loss of comic legend Stan Lee, here's a great tribute by Jim Vision on Rhoda St in Bethnal Green.
And here's something a bit different, over in Hammersmith I came across this lorry. Some internet sleuthing reveals its owned by a Dutch flower company, delivering to Hammersmith florist Heaven Scent, and the Titanic artwork is by Paul Kerrebijn.
One from Sheffield.... Not sure if it's been done before..
We have @Fnaar posted it back on page 25, but no worries @SteveF leave it here as its a good one
Will have to up my game...!
@SteveF don't worry, we're up to 66 pages now so keeping track is becoming increasingly difficult, but for now I retain my 'Rainman' like total recall when it comes to street art image recognition.
And over in Portobello Rd there is a Syd and Nancy, similar to one I've seen in Penge.
And these are a selection from the Portobello Wall Public Art Project, a yearly public art commission for a 100 metre stretch of wall. Now in its 10th year, this years artist is Anastasia Russa. Info here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/culture/portobello-wall-public-art-project
I think this is a reference to Grenfell tower that is not far from here.
I missed this story when it was reported a couple of months ago, but its pretty amusing. and reminds of the the 'Dead Bod' story from Hull back on page 32, which showed even the most basic graffiti if left untouched for decades can work its way into peoples affections. And in Dead Bod's case it was saved by the locals and ended up becoming a symbol of the city itself. Original link to the Dead Bod Story here: https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/street-art.221565/page-32#post-5148891
This time its about some long lasting graffiti on a motorway bridge that was recently removed, much to the outrage of many motorists. Located on the M25 and surviving for over 20 years, it was arguably one of the most viewed pieces of graffiti in the country and seen by millions. I am one of the millions to have driven past it, and though I did not know the story of it until today, it always made me smile and think of the John Lennon song. I bet its caused more smiles than Network Rail have managed since its formation in 2002. And it must have diffused some road rage over the years on one of most congested roads in the country. I don't fancy their chances on getting this officially reinstated, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the original slogan reappear on the bridge, crowd funded maybe. Full story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-45593174
I find Network Rail's 'no graffiti is good graffiti' line a bit draconian. I understand their safety concerns, but this has not stopped graffiti artists taking to the tracks and arches for decades now. As owners of millions of miles worth of track and I don't know how many buildings, bridges, underpasses and overpasses, ie painters real estate, they could be doing more community work by setting aside some safe sights for budding artists to practice on, hopefully also helping keep people off the tracks . There is a series of arches in Mile End that this was allowed, and one of my regular haunts in Leake St, under one of the many rail lines at Waterloo its also allowed, here's one from there today.
But Network Rail could be doing much more, who knows, with a bit of extra training some graffiti artists could be trained up to do some signal repairs and other jobs on the creaking network
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