A couple photos from Meadowvale's Graffiti Alley;
Been interacting with someone on facebook who is from my neighbourhood and really wanted to see grafitti alley.
Just received a message from them;
We got to fun skate around an hour early, so we went to one of the scariest spots for me. Thinking that it was light outside, I wouldn't be afraid as much, and it was true, I wasn't. The water seemed to have dried up and it looked a lot like one of the videos I saw on You Tube called "Searching for Beauty". I looked across and saw the train tracks, and suddenly felt my heart start to race.
I turned and told my friends "can we just go up to that bridge for a second?" They agreed. As we walked up the hill I got a rush of adrenaline, I don't know if it was because I was scared, or that maybe, just maybe, I was going to the spot I wanted to be.
As we got under the bridge I saw a huge fish(graffiti), beautiful yes, but not what I was "searching" for. But then I saw it, way down the alley, there were 3 pillars. It was getting dark so I could not see if they had anything on them, but to my amazement I found myself walking down the hill towards them. I asked my friends if they would come with me, and I told them about the video, once again they agreed. We found ourselves walking for around 15 minutes, when we finally got to the little tree, once again in the video. Then I saw a light, and realized it was on the helmet of some long boarder. My friends wanted to continue, but I was a little scared.
We finally got there, "Graffiti Alley", and it was well worth the trip, I took pictures, they are dark though but they are going to be posted on fb. The trip was fun and exciting, and then I thought of a quote, but not from someone else..... by me...."If you don't live curious, you aren't living at all" take risks, be free, and make your own choices, but of course the right ones.
To everyone, you must see this place, it is not about destruction of property, or trespassing to get there, because it's art. If we could only appreciate everyone, for their talents, and skills, these artists wouldn't be hiding in some alley, creating beautiful pieces for only a handful of people to see.
Happy Traveling! :)