Roadside Abstracts

Hoardings

I was killing a bit of time last night waiting for a friend to arrive for our evening at the Anthony Burgess Foundation for the launch of their new exhibition Rome in the Rain.  I had thought to bring my camera and was very pleased indeed to find a row of hoardings around one of the multiple building sites in that part of town.  I really liked the way that these very dull and utilitarian hoardings looked just like perfectly formed abstract paintings.  I do wonder why they insist on painting over graffiti on these boards which are hardly visions of beauty to start with, but the vaguely applied white paint always gives an interestingly random coverage of the offending graffiti with little glimpses of it still visible.

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