Photo-a-Day (Friday, 24th May, 2019)
You wouldn't want to walk down there even in daylight. The graffiti is loathsome to say the least.
The Devil’s Tunnel; I walked through it recently, Mick, and it’s a fantastic structure, albeit a bit grotty but it just needs a clean up.
This used to be a short cut from Warrington road to Westwood power station for the power station workers.
A lot of broken glass in here so watch out if your on a bike
Joanne it sounds great when a train goes over.
Mindless daubing by mindless yobs, same mindset as the mindless yobs that trashed the model railway exhibition in Stamford.
Joanne....Is this the one you mean? I believe there are two Devils tunnels in Ince. One in Lower and one in Higher.
I agree that a lot of graffiti is awful, but some and indeed this you have, somehow, to admire, there is after all quite a lot of skill needed to produce something like this, the person involved should go to art college to learn different techniques and to express their ideas on canvas or other medium rather than a public thoroughfare. It must obviously mean something to the person who did it - though not me, I remember a very colourful street graffiti mural on the entrance archway in the wall of Higham Court in Scholes, though that was demolished some time ago and I doubt any photographs of that now exist.
Sorry Helen I totally disagree with you, SOME graffiti is poor, done by people who haven't a clue, I agree, but as Cyril says a lot of these people are talented. More than likely a lot of them have probably been to art college. I have just returned from a trip abroad and passed through many railway stations,that is where the majority of graffiti is situated, on the approach and departure parts of the stations. Being an ex art student myself I was in awe of some of the displays I saw, they were brilliant. Some sensible cities and towns provide graffiti walls. Philadelphia is the mural capital of the world. Bristol is supposedly the best in the UK, you would expect that though, that's where Banksy's work originated.
I can smell the wee from here!
I, also, agree with Cyril and Jonno..there is wasted talent there. I hope the artist goes far in life.
The scene itself is horrible though, as Janette says.
Hello Anne, yes it’s the tunnel in Lower Ince I mean. I don’t know of one in Higher Ince.
The artists that are needed here require whitewash,sweeping brushes and a wheelbarrow.
Talent on show in the wrong places... Would any of you like your house walls daubing with spray paint ?... I know I wouldn't and I love art - being an enthusiastic amateur myself.
The Devil's Tunnel in Higher Ince is down the path past Common Nook near Ince park.Remember it well from childhood and being 'dared'to run through.
Yes your quite right Elizabeth. As I rememember it was longer and narrower than the LI one. Much more scary.
Poet , Am I reading you correctly? For heaven sake don’t jump on the wagon , noise changes things , creativity is the essence of that noise . If you have something,
Better it !,, Your comment is poor according to the vision and quality of your poetry.
Can’t you see this ?
Hi Julie, in my view these walls are not blank canvases and that the original tunnel builders creation has been defaced here. A bit more respect should be given to the craftsmen who produced this lovely structure.
Your post was interesting and made think, and as a result I withdraw my comments about the whitewash. Still needs a sweep though.
I imagine the whitewash would look better than the bulbuous signage - nothing original about that, apart from a screaming aggression,which is copied all over the place! Anything to mark their territory to be noticed - animals do that as well.
Better the restoration of the original brickwork than puritanical whitewash .
If only .... And that's not going to happen in these cash strapped days. The would be 'artists' would have a lovely time doing it all over again.