A fellow blogger and graffiti admirer mentioned there was a Shepard Fairey piece in graffiti alley. Goofy me thought it was literally an image of a shepharding fairy for about 5 minutes. My friend had to help clarify that the Fairey was not at all the fairy I was thinking of. I wondered why I’d missed it after I’d visited the alley a few times. It never occurred to me to look up. Thanks for the graffiti hunt hint Logatag!
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.”