Banksy rat takes photos too.
Remember Banksy's balloon girl? She's been scrubbed.
Jubilee Walkway, Kings Reach, and Embankment, London. February 5th, 2005
On February 9th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
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...
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. ;)
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.
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.
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!
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. :)
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).