YER AVERAGE PUNTER

on crossing the Oreti Bridge

out of Winton

by vehicle (there’s no accommodating pedestrians) (although I did briefly try it once by doing the spider thing along the guardrails; which wasn’t a good idea …) yer average punter would have no idea that there’s a whole world down below. Morlocks? Trogs? Who knows … or simply vandals.

SOMETIMES

graffiti is considered ‘art’. Street art, spontaneous art, wotever—and sometimes, whether wanted or not; it actually is. Art.

ABOUT A YEAR AGO

I posted variants of this shot—

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—from beneath the bridge. Every day hundreds of folks drive overhead with nary a notion … but, dammit—I liked it!

I ONCE HELD THE ROMANTIC

notion that graffiti artists don’t vandalise each others’ efforts. Then today I discovered that another folklore goes the way of all dinners—I went back to see if any more good stuff had been added and discovered that no, not; but the stuffs I did like have been palimpsestisised.

Gone

So vandals vandalise vandals’ vandalisms too? (I never knew that.)

Anyway, as best I can tell, here’s some of this year’s edition—

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—atop the previous. I think …

These shots gave me the best clue:

then—

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and now

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Next time I’m out that way I’ll look from the other side. And if there’s an observation to be made of the social commentary that is graffiti: after seventy-odd years the ‘artists’ still don’t know wot way the flaming swastika rotates (I imagine they’re attempting the Nazi swastika rather than the other kinds?)

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TO MY DELIGHT

this guy was still there~          down there

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~and looking much as he did last summer. Hadn’t even changed his socks … must’ve watched quite a few stars and stuff passing overhead in that time (probably even noticed me passing over the bridge with The Spouse on occasion).

 

dodo

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