Skate Park Graffiti

Southbank, London

I don’t know the history but there are several graffiti areas in the vicinity of Waterloo Station and the Southbank. I’ve previously shown the graffiti tunnel. I found more along the River Thames edge that had been turned into an open air, underground skate park.

Southbank, London

Leaving Paris

Gare du Nord, Paris

We took a bus from the area of our hotel to the Gare du Nord to catch the EuroStar back to London. Click any of the images below to see them full-sized (you may need to click the post title first if you’re viewing this in an email or on social media).

Some Texts

“J’Existe,” which I originally imagined to be a plaint of unseen minority or immigrant populations, turns out to be a fashion brand of the artist Thierry Jaspart. We’ll be seeing that name again before we leave Belgium. I’m not sure why some names on the kiosk of artist names have been whited out. Are these the ones who have been ‘canceled’ of late?

Graffiti Greeting

We arrived in Brussels on the EuroStar from London and walked up the slightly seedy Boulevard de l’Europe, heavily graffiti’d, to the Avenue de Stalingrad (even the Russians have reverted the name of Stalingrad) which led to our hotel. This is a broad avenue with mostly Arabic restaurants, coffee shops, and groceries that is undergoing massive renovation and construction. Only the first picture, above left, is from the hotel walk; others are from our afternoon sojourn of some nearby neighborhoods. Click any picture to see them all captioned and enlarged (if you’re getting this via email you may have to click the post title, above, first to do this).


On last week’s London trip to hear Shakti and Paul McCartney (see this post), leaving Waterloo Station by a new exit we found ourselves entering the Graffiti Tunnel. Click any image to see them all full size (you may need to click the post title to launch the web site if you’re viewing this in an email).


We arrived in Plymouth and before even leaving the car park I tried one more time to rephotograph my text images on location. Still not doing anything for me. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.

Then, when we left the car park, we realised we were not in the most salubrious part of town.