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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 3rd February, 2013)

Wigan Pier 'Street Art'

Wigan Pier 'Street Art'

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D)
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Comment by: Robin Leigh on 3rd February 2013 at 00:46

If it's done with the knowledge and consent of the owner of the wall, it's art. If not, it's vandalism, wilful damage or whatever you want to call it - a crime.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 3rd February 2013 at 04:42

Nice one Andrew, I love street art....nice and bright....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd February 2013 at 05:17

Can see this white `wall` - with `Budget, Exhaust and Tyres` painted on it - on Google Earth. There`s a tree in the way to see it all.
Do you know how long this `Street Art` has been there, Andrew?

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 3rd February 2013 at 07:27

that's Micks handwriting!

Comment by: Al.C. on 3rd February 2013 at 08:14

The old confronts the new.

Comment by: peterp on 3rd February 2013 at 08:29

Dont believe in vandalising walls with so called street art.Notice who ever does this never sprays the walls/fence/garage of their own property.

Comment by: Janice on 3rd February 2013 at 09:29

Well photographed Andrew and something different. Not a big fan of people drawing on walls and street furniture. Having said this, some street art is exceptionally good and needs to be recorded for the archives.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 3rd February 2013 at 09:30

I would say that's graffiti and not "Street Art"...horrible, look at some parts of the railways in this country.

Comment by: Harry C. on 3rd February 2013 at 10:43

And more cobble stones!

Comment by: Gary on 3rd February 2013 at 12:22

I detest graffiti in any form and certainly don't want to see photo's of it!
Fortunately the UK doesn't suffer from graffiti to the extent that they do in Europe. Much worse in Germany, Italy, Spain and France. Let's keep it that way.

Comment by: Ellen on 3rd February 2013 at 18:13

Gary; Not to mention North America!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 3rd February 2013 at 18:20

We have the problem of graffiti in Adelaide.... But wall art I like.....some of it is quite spectacular.....people have been painting on walls for a very long time.....if it means something and looks good then in my opinion it has a place.....cheers!!

Comment by: Baldylocks on 3rd February 2013 at 22:04

That graffiti is just the start of what i fear will become a horrible mess in the area.
You can see this mess as you drive in to town up wallgate too.
The authorities should just quickly get rid of it asap,as unremoved graffiti just invites more of the unsightly stuff.
Graffiti if not kept in check,has the potential to spread over the entire area.
ART??,more like sheer uninvited & unwelcome vandalism that blights an area making it a far less nicer place to be.

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