Here's a pretty King Township scene on Bathrust Street, on the edge of the Town of Aurora, that I always liked seeing, until today. An old barn foundation, wreathed by willows and lilacs, has been defaced with graffiti. Isn't this urban guerrilla art supposed to be in run-down urban areas, on walls, poles, fences and hoardings, etc., etc. It really jars my sensibilities to see it glaring out from such a tranquil bit of greenery. Don't get me wrong. I believe there's a time and place for everything. I am drawn (no pun intended) to artistic, provocative and well-drawn graffiti. And I think it is much enhanced in a gritty, dark, slightly scary and normally inaccessible place. Bathurst Street, in downtown Toronto, around Toronto Western Hospital say, may come close, but not Bathurst Street overlooking the green ridges of King. Keep it in Aurora, taggers, or what about keeping it green?
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