Graffiti Alley, Central Square

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As a supporter of graffiti art, I had to pay homage to the 5 Pointz of Boston – Graffiti Alley. Now I’m not sure if it carries the same status as that of 5 Pointz but it’s still worth a mention.  If you’re going to check out Graffiti Alley, take your time getting it to it because you might pass it. Located in an alleyway near Libby’s Liquor Mart, you might feel a little apprehensive about walking down a random alley a stranger tells you to visit. But there’s a pleasant surprise, especially during the day. There are transparent, colored awnings over-hanging the alley. On a clear sunny day the sun casts colorful hues across the artwork. The day I visited the alley, a handful of eccentrically dressed young people were posed alongside the wall while a photographer was preparing to roll by on a skateboard while taking their photographs. Sensing that their work in progress was more important than my explorations, I continued along my journey; planning to come back later.

Patience sometimes yields good rewards. Some of those rewards happen to be nature itself. When I went back to take some photos of the alley, the moonlight was shining brightly in the background. It was one of “those moments.”

Located @: Alley off of Libby’s Liquor Mart

Sign of the times
Moonlight Graffiti Night
Classic D oh F

3 thoughts on “Graffiti Alley, Central Square

    Kelly said:
    April 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Hey! I love this alley — every time I visit it, there are at least 10 new fresh tags/works of art. I love your photographs of this.

    See ya at home 🙂

    Real World Newb responded:
    April 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Thanks Kelly! You make a good point – I’ll definitely need to revisit the alley from time to time to see what’s new!

    lilt said:
    November 13, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    if you look behind the alley (in the parking lot, above the Indian grocery) there’s an old shepard fairey that hasn’t been painted over. be sure to check it out.

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