Bad Graffiti

I love good graffiti. Some of London’s artists are quite famous, like Banksy.

London
London
London
London
London
London
Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania
Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

But there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing.” We visited Lecce in southern Italy. It has a beautiful old Roman central downtown. However, much of it was sullied by random tagging.

Lecce
Lecce
Lecce
Lecce
Lecce
Is this an attempt at artistry?
Lecce

Lecce

If the walls and doors weren’t bad enough, it’s on signs.

Signs in Lecce
Lecce
Lecce

And even things that move! Why did they have to tag the trash cans?

Lecce

The fastest way to make your town look dirty and unkempt is to allow it to be get all marked up by random graffiti. It really detracts from the appeal of ancient Roman architecture.

~ Freddy

Freddy

I'm an engineer, a veteran, and an avid traveler. I agree with Robert Louis Stevenson - "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

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