Thursday, April 10, 2008

A comment on graffiti removal, perhaps?


Bus stop, near Gyllyngvase Beach, Spernen Wyn Road, Falmouth, 8/4/08.

I quite like this bit of graffiti. Sure, it's a cliché, but even clichés can be meaningful in the right context. Here, for instance, it's just not what you'd normally expect, either from graffiti, or the side of a bus shelter. Usually, there'd just be some advert calling upon you to think nothing more reflective than "Must consume", "Run Fat Boy Run," or "Jordan's written a children's book about ponies? Well, I'm sure that'll be marvellous. And doesn't at all make me despair for the future of the human race."



10 comments:

miss-cellany said...

Could it also, perhaps, be a reference to the irregularity of Cornish buses?

Or am I just being a cynic? (as I do like it too)

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

There are buses?

Shouldn't you be writing a Hollyoaks script, M-C? I'm sure I read that somewhere...

Or did you find a time machine? If so, can I borrow it some time? Might be quite handy for deadlines... :)

patroclus said...

Spernen Wyn Road is a serious contender for Best Street Name In Falmouth. Although I quite like Tehidy Slip.

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Not sure about a favourite yet, but Fish Strand Hill is definitely the least pleasant.

Jen said...

Ah - t'all makes me miss Falmouth and all the strands of fish there abouts.

patroclus said...

Fountain Ope, that's another good one. Marsha Klein claimed to have located a Squeeze Guts Alley in Falmouth too. It's probably just above Fish Strand Hill..

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Ah, yes,I remember seeing that in your comments...

[A quick google later]

Turns out it's in Truro.

Shame.

Jen: So when are you visiting? :)

Taiga the Fox said...

I love that! I wonder if the maker of it has had an inspiration after the crack on the wall?

Hmm... the bus stop looks bit haunted ...

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

If someone did make a stencil to fit the cracks that would have been pretty ingenious... I quite like that idea :) But, sadly, I think someone just carved into it later; while frustratedly waiting for a particularly late bus, most probably.

Hmm, hadn't noticed before, but I see what you mean about the haunted look - you can quite imagine a ghost from, say, the fifties sheltering there at night, having a smoke as it once again waits for a bus it never caught.

miss-cellany said...

Think that might have been me [a ghost from, say, the fifties sheltering there at night, having a smoke as it once again waits for a bus it never caught.]