Friday, 29 July 2011

the lanterns on degraves st

i walk past these every morning on my way to work. yes, that street - every hipster's location of choice for a bite to eat, some shutterbug action, and a little mingling. perhaps it is an over-hyped street, but i still like it. back to the lanterns - they're an installation of some sort, so i'm not sure how much longer they'll be around. a while, i hope. i think they're sweet. a touch of innocence in an alley overwhelmed by graffiti. it's a visual contradiction. not that i dislike graffiti, but the transition is a pleasant change of scenery. bringing some much needed positivity to the lives of those heading back to the grind. i'm sure we've all felt that way at some point in our lives, so i hope everyone can appreciate this artwork as a sign that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, or in this case, the street.

ETA: i know the photos aren't top notch. so please excuse the slight blur ... i was in a rush.

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