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I like graffiti art (when it’s good – not that stupid tagging crap) and photograph it whenever I can. These are examples I’ve collected over years of travelling and commuting by train in Italy.
- All about getting around on Italian Trains
I attended OpenCamp in Rome, which was held in a mostly recovered public space, the former slaughterhouses of Rome, parts of which are interestingly decorated with graffiti.
Visit the new gallery here.
One that got away: I didn’t get a picture of it, but a few months ago, coming into Milan’s Central Station, I saw a train engine on which someone had scrawled: “Sex is boring” (in English). Poor dear. Must be doing something wrong.
Graffiti-ers in Italy are called “writers” (using the English word). They often decorate the commuter trains. Which look better this way, really.
One artist added this motto: “Colora et labora” – paint and work).
The lower-quality photos were taken with my cellphone, during the time that my digital camera wasn’t working.
Too much window coverage on these (above and below).
my full collection of train graffiti