When London Became An Island

The Graffiti Walls, Hertford Union Canal

The five photographs directly below show the gradual obliteration of the Silent Hobo mural - and then the obliteration of part of the obliterations - on the flank wall between June and November 2017.

The next five photographs show the changes on the main wall over the same months and the three in the row below that some of the individual work on the main wall.

The first photograph of the next three shows artists at work on a mural in August 2017. It was soon painted over but the top of the hat remained for a time, as may be seen in the last picture of the second row. The second photograph on the bottom row shows another artist at work in May 2018, but his work is long gone too. There is never any let-up in the painting over as the last photograph in the row, taken in October, shows.

The last two photographs are of a rather arresting portrait. It had already started to be painted over when I took the second picture as a delivery bike went by. It didn’t last long after that.