When you’re a kid, you imagine finding ancient ruins, lost cities, and new worlds. When you’re an adult and you accomplish this goal, a feeling of both pride and nostalgia washes over you, cleansing you of all your inhibitions and fears and it beckons you to embark on this new quest.
Against the water and hidden from prying eyes, The Pier was just breathtaking. The years were not kind to most of it, but the decay was just perfect. It was, without a doubt, the most stable and safest abandoned structure we had ever gone to. The place had to be at least 3 city blocks long, maybe more. Every single tower in the place was covered in tags! Hands, wildstyles, pieces, throw-ups. Everything and everyone was represented!
“You know what would be awesome?,” I asked Pipelines.
“I don’t know, what?”
“If you had a paintball fight here! It’s perfect!”
That was when I noticed that a lot of the towers were, in fact, covered with paintball bullets. I guess I wasn’t the only one to realize this.
Over the course of an hour, maybe even more, we were in awe of this behemoth. We ran around examining almost every inch. We even yelled and scream in joy because, for once, we could. No one awaiting the corner to possibly attack us, no cops waiting to bust us. No, none of that. All we had was the peace and joy of a new fort.
As we left, we passed someone who seemed to just arrive to take photos. We exchanged glances and smiles; we knew they were about to have the time of their lives.
I found this at 6th and Banbridge, and my god I have no clue who this is or HOW they did it. I’m not even kidding, I studied this thing like crazy! I can only assume it was put there like a decal or something. Its a great piece, incredibly done, and I love it!
Really interesting sticker art on the side of a Philadelphia Weekly Honor Box around 11th and Walnut in front of Wendy’s. I really dig the illustration style used here! Good job keeping Philly Street Art interesting and weird!
Someone drew a pair of wonderful pair of eyes on a wall on Chestnut Street. I really do love things like this because of how simple they are and how they remind me of why I’m interested in Street Art in the first place.
Just awesome! I saw this doctor around 15th and JFK on an honor box. Not sure who the artist is, but the piece is simply awesome! Reminds me a bit of the style of Ralph Steadman (Fear and Loathing in Lost Vegas).
To me, this is pretty damn risky and ballsy as well: This4-piece sticker was done in front of the Court House around 13th and Filbert. Pretty damn cool! I don’t even see stuff half as cool around the Federal Courthouse! Awesome pieces, and great work!
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