?

Log in

Naomi


Banksy rat takes photos too. Remember…

Recent Entries · Archive · Friends · Profile

* * *











Banksy rat takes photos too.




Remember Banksy's balloon girl? She's been scrubbed.


























Jubilee Walkway, Kings Reach, and Embankment, London. February 5th, 2005
* * *
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC), antitype commented:
Remember Banksy's balloon girl? She's been scrubbed.

Aw, that's too bad... At least you can still vaguely see her.

These are all great -- I really like the one of the little pointing cherub.
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC), nomi replied:
She has a habit of appearing at various places around the city, so I have the feeling I may see her again somewhere. :)

Thank you, from my understanding he's part of an archway that marks the area called "Kings Reach".
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC), dreamtech commented:
Some of those photos of London are bringing back memories from my trip in '90. Thanks, as always, for sharing.
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Any plans on returning someday? I've always liked that walk down the Thames.
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC), dreamtech replied:
Absolutely! Just not sure when I will be able to afford it.
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC), mattcallow commented:
Ooh I like Banksy's photo-rat. I've not seen that one before...
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I was taking photos and when I looked down I noticed the rat was watching me. :) I love stumbling across his work around the city.
* * *
On February 9th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
my home town
Should I ever go back to my home town? The only thing I've seen recently that makes me want to is Banksy's art. Maybe I could kidnap him and bring him up here....

I'm going to have to google for him now, see what else he's been up to...

Baz
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: my home town
I like Banksy's birds which is a departure from stenciling, but I haven't seen any in person.

I saw Banksy at a small showing of a Saint Etienne film at the ICA a few years ago, from my understanding he can be quite elusive so you might have your work cut out for you if you try this kidnapping plot. ;)
* * *
On February 9th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC), sabrys commented:
Glad to see that some of the Bankside Rats have survived. An awful lot were lost early last year and that really is a damned shame. Last time I looked there was also one to be found on the steps of London Bridge leading up from the robot bar.




[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC), pry replied:
Did you know the locations of the art or did you stumble upon them by chance? I'm in London in April and would love to look around for some. That looks like a great walk.. I'm very interested in the route :)

I don't suppose you've ever seen any of the designs on t-shirts have you? I'd love to buy some.
On February 10th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC), sabrys replied:
I sometimes work in the Bankside area and as a result walk around there quite a lot. I came across the rats entirely by chance however, but loved them at first sight. I suppose the council classes them as graffiti but I think they're exactly the sort of cheeky fun that the area needs.

Finding them has always been a matter of keeping your eyes open and looking around. As far as I'm aware they are all in the area between London Bridge and Waterloo Bridge on the South side of the Thames. With the Oxo Tower, Tate Modern, Globe theatre, Golden Hind, Clink prison and various other attractions its a pretty fascinating place to stroll through.
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Yes, I've noticed a considerable amount have been scrubbed or painted over like the girl. A friend found one of his ghetto rats recently, I haven't come across that one.
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC), vizzygoth replied:
ooh--that one's nice! banksy sets people off on urban treasure hunts...
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC), lil_octopie commented:
oooh lovely photos -- i have a crush on banksy rat!!
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I want to see Banksy rat's photos! :)
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC), vizzygoth commented:
thanks for posting these. i took the same walk, in 1997, and took photos of many of the same architectural details. the dragon (natch) and the fish lampposts were especial favorites. :) seriously. i should share them with you sometime!
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC), nomi replied:
It's a pretty well-travelled part of London. We walked through on our way back home from Borough Market (I was with a group of people so I wasn't able to spend as long taking some shots as I would have liked). You probably know this, but that dragon sigifies that you're leaving or entering the City (London's financial centre). Please do share your photos sometime, I'd love to see them. :)
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 07:36 am (UTC), vizzygoth replied:
yes, very well-traveled with the added benefit of actually being a nice slice of the city's history and gorgeous (in that dirty london street scene sort of way) at the same time! yes, i did know the dragon was the gateway to the official city (isn't it just one mile square or something?); always thought he made a nice little gatekeeper. ;)

if i ever do get a chance to scan those photos, i will share. it would be a nice trip down memory lane. if only banksy were around when i lived there! i love the photos you post of his artwork. i can't imagine how he makes such intricate stencil work without being caught. seems like the level of detail he gets would be very time-consuming!
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
You'd be surprised. Most of the work on stencil graffiti is in making the stencil. After that, it's a case of sticking it against a wall and spraying which is probably why Banksy chose to do it like this. No long periods of standing around waiting to get caught or carrying lots of paints.
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC), dawaioser commented:
What gorgeous architecture! I swear that I need to win the lottery and travel the world. The gypsy blood in me SCREAMS when I see beautiful photo's like these. *needs release*
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I know what you mean, I'm very nomadic myself and have a hard time staying in one place for long. It is gorgeous architecture, but very masculine. Lately I've been pining for the more curved and feminine architecture of mainland Europe (well, barring Germany which is also very masculine).
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC), nickdangerous commented:
What are the wreaths for?
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC), nomi replied:
They are paper poppy wreaths that have been placed on a WWII submarine memorial. Every year on Remembrance Day (Nov 11th) people here buy and wear paper poppies and the money goes to veteran charities.
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 9th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC), thedimka commented:
really cool photos
thank you
[User Picture]
On February 10th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. :)
* * *
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]
On February 11th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you, pleased you enjoy them so much. :)
* * *
On February 10th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC), esra commented:
Hi, i just came across your journal and i'm really glad i did!:)
I love the pictures, i dreamt for so long about being in London on a day like that:)
[User Picture]
On February 11th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. :)
* * *
[User Picture]
On February 11th, 2005 08:08 am (UTC), pur commented:
hi, i just happened to come across your journal.
your photos are absolutely gorgeous!
i hope you don't mind, but i've added you.
* * *

Previous Entry · Leave a comment · Share · Next Entry