Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour.

“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked.  Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases.”    Banksy, Wall and Piece.  

I am always excited by the vibrant colours graffiti artists use.  It is an animated surprise to find an unexpected work of art around a corner.  Although it is at large an illicit form of expression, it is actually a pass time that originates from ancient times.   In many instances graffiti brightens up a dark back street or the underneath of a dirty free way.  The message however isn’t always as cheerful as the colours, with underlying social or political stances being sprayed.

An explosion of graffiti colours from the streets of Berlin, London, Melbourne and New York.

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