It’s been a while since I’ve ventured around St. Louis! Thankfully that was remedied last weekend when a couple of adventurous buddies and I visited a graffiti wall down by the Gateway Arch. Plenty of talented graffiti artists have made their mark (and unfortunately plenty of non-talents have too) on the mile-long flood wall by the riverfront. In fact, it’s the only legal place to graffiti in St. Louis! We didn’t walk the entire mile (2 miles?), but even then, I scored plenty of colorful photos. Anyone who likes art would appreciate this place:
Some of these parts looked like they came straight out of the Industrial Revolution. The old, broken, and weather-worn structures in St. Louis have always interested me – in fact, I did a photo project with this theme last year (view on Flickr).
A few more photos before leaving:
I hope graffitti will become more accepted as a real art form rather than as vandalism. While there are people who ruin perfectly good things with their stupid tags, some of this stuff is really cool and I am glad that it’s on display for the public to see. Where have you seen cool graffiti art or murals in your city?
Thanks, Sarah, for the awesome recommendation to visit the wall! And thanks, friends, for taking photos of me!
P.S. More graffiti around the U.S.: Graffiti Art at HOPE Outdoor Gallery, Perfect Photo-Op: Colorful Murals in the LA Arts District