Tuesday 19 May 2009

The elephant on the bridge

We're on Mill Lane in West Hampstead and it's the mural on the railway bridge across Mill Lane (near Wayne Kirkum Way).

This is just one panel that has survived well and still smiles out at passers by.

I'm a huge fan of community murals and am stunned just how long they have survived over the years.

This one dates I think from the mid 1990's and is signed By Nakai Jirira, Age 10 1/2 (ten and a half).

For some it has a personal resonance, fprsome it's just dead cute, for all it's a great illumination in a string of panels that otherwise would be painted railway grey.


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