UNDERPASS

 

Just back from a dull morning in Ely, with no market on, and just the one Beer Guide pub that I wrote about on Mrs RM’s birthday. I was really struck by the lack of street art though.

One of the great joys of urban walks, apart from the pubs, is the increasing quality of the graffiti.  Nowhere is this more noticeable than when using tunnels to cross busy roads.

Simon Everitt often features what he calls “subway” art on his excellent blog (*), but I always preferred the John Foxx riposte to The Cure’s Subway Song, so Underpass it is.

No messing, just a Top 10 from the last year:-

No.10 – Dover seafront – the local history one

 

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Dover

No.9 Brightlingsea – the cat one

 

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Brightlingsea Harbour

No.8 Weston super Mare – the fake Banksy one

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Weston Super Mare

No.7 Havana – the foreign one

 

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No. 6 Exeter – the rubbish one

 

 

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Exeter

 

No.5 Portsmouth – the smiley one

 

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Portsmouth

 

No.4 – Cambridge – the sinister one

 

 

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Cambridge Newmarket Rd

 

No. 3 Shoreditch – the Shoreditch one

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No.2 Norwich – the serious one

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Norwich Chapelfields

No. 1 – Newcastle-under-Lyme (near the Arnold Machin). Evocative and beautiful, and on the way to the Hop Inn

 

 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme

 

Worst underpass – Coventry.  As it was in 1997.

 

(*) brapa-4500.blogspot.co.uk/

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