Covered the end of Picton Street here before, but recently had an expore of the whole street. Odd really, it seems like a great street for graf, just ‘feels right’ in a way, but there’s very little on it now, and i have few memories of there being much on it before either.
Starting from the Ashley Road end, there’s something that’s not graf but is probably rarely noticed, a portrait of General Picton after whom the street is named. Interesting chap, worth having a read of the ‘wikitruth’ about him at some point.
Further down the street is what i guess you’d term graf, it’s certainly trying to communicate a message to others directly from a wall.
Pretty much the only significant bit of graf on the street this, looks like a very basic and impromptu Rowdy crocodile.
Further on down is Picton Mews, running just off Picton Street. A lot of what was there has been washed of or tagged over now, but still some bits of note. This is another of those promo stencils as on the side of the Blue Mountain in the Moon Street blog.
Cyclops had stopped in round here, perhaps on his way to selling his art in the Bonhams auction next. Well, probably not, but bonkers that that’s happening to him anyway.
It bugs me more when i can’t read something than i read something and find out that it’s rubbish.
and of course behind you when looking at all if this, is this substantial Ghostboy, from around 2004 i think. Often see it elsewhere on the web, posted excitably by people claiming to have seen a Banksy.
This is one of the nice things about Montpelier, there are people round here who actually do believe in community, and will go to some effort to liven up a street notice board.