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Old 11-17-2021, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I just did a Youtube walking tour of Santiago, Chile and there's graffiti everywhere you look. Been there a couple times, but this is quite shocking. At least they use different colored paint. I understand there's been a lot of public unrest/demonstrations/riots over the last 5 years, and this, to me, is an expression of anger of the citizens. No?

Back in 1985 I had been in Buenos Aires and ran into massive graffiti everywhere, but all the coloring was depressingly black paint. On a trip there in 2007, it seemed to have all disappeared.I c

I've done any number of Youtube walking tours in cities all over the world, and Santiago outdoes any other city I've seen with graffiti. I can understand poor African cities not having it, as I don't think they can afford to buy the spray paint.

How do you view it, when you visit somewhere and you run into massive graffiti?
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Old 11-17-2021, 11:09 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Just more proof that humans will pis all over everything marking territory just like untrained dogs.
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Old 11-21-2021, 05:06 AM
 
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There is graffiti all over the place here in Germany as well. Pretty annoying and the crazy thing is, i have never seen a sprayer in my entire life here. You would think that if a place has graffiti all over the place that someday in your life you would catch someone in the act coincidentally, but no.
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Old 11-21-2021, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I just did a walking tour of Valparaiso. Chile the other night. Oh---My---God!!! Is ever even one inch of wall left to graffiti or do a mural? But most of it is murals and I see it's all become a tourist attraction.

Even in some cities in the U.S., today, they do graffiti tours for tourists.

In Valparaiso, it isn't so much political anger as Santiago.
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Old 11-24-2021, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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There is graffiti all over the place here in Germany as well. Pretty annoying and the crazy thing is, i have never seen a sprayer in my entire life here. You would think that if a place has graffiti all over the place that someday in your life you would catch someone in the act coincidentally, but no.
Speaking as someone who did it for fun in my teenaged years, it's done mostly in the middle of the night when there are few pedestrians or drivers who can detect you and call the police.
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Old 11-24-2021, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Just more proof that humans will pis all over everything marking territory just like untrained dogs.


I am not a fan, however there are designated areas where street art is allowed in some cities.

In London areas surrounding Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Spitalfields are the main areas, however the Undercroft Skate Park at the Southbank Centre and nearby Leake Street tunnel near Waterloo Station are the main areas where street art is tolerated.

Other notable areas in the UK are the Northern Quarter of Manchester and parts of Bristol.

Graffiti is however a criminal offence and is deemed criminal damage in the UK, and the police such as British Transport Police have specialist units in relation to graffiti and anti-social behaviour, with trespassing on the railways being a serious criminal offence, as well as being dangerous. Trains now often use anti-graffiti film and other technology to protect them from graffiti.

Whilst London has a vast array of live cameras monitored by staff. Some local forces such as Avon and Somerset Police in Bristol also have dedicated graffiti units, and take photos of tags in order to identify persistent offenders.

There are also graffiti cleaning teams using high pressure washers and chemical solution in most UK cities, and you can report graffiti on-line.

Report graffiti - GOV.UK

Officers drive reduction in graffiti on railway - London and South East - British Transport Police

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"When the criminal damage caused by the graffiti exceeds £5,000 the maximum penalty for individuals aged 18 or more is 10 years imprisonment and the maximum penalty for people ages between 12 and 17 is a detention and training order up to 24 months.

Alternatively if the damage is less than £5,000 the maximum sentence possible is 3 months imprisonment or a total fine of £2,500 for adults.

Graffiti in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

Graffiti removal - Wikipedia

Anti-graffiti coating - Wikipedia

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Old 11-25-2021, 04:46 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Graffiti is a commonplace here in Latin America. In Brazil it's a criminal offence but seldom enforced; policemen don't like to lose time punishing vandals while they have to fight against robbery and drugs. São Paulo has some buildings with graffiti from top to bottom, and for those living in houses and buildings without gates, the graffiti vandals are a headache.
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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One of two things,

1) You are in up market hipster zone, surrounded by "art". (Which applies to Political Motivated Graffiti as well)

2) You are in a dangerous underprivileged zone surrounded by gangsters, thugs etc.

At some stage through gentrification, number 2 turns into number 1, though In Australia in 2021 it mostly falls into the Category one, any in Category 2 will be quickly removed by Authorities.

Melbourne is well Known for its "Street Art Walks" through some for the most wealthy districts in the city. We have the same situation in Brisbane, even if its not quite as well know, like a former power station, which was left abandoned and housed homeless people for a long time and covered in graffiti as a result, it has since been turned into an arts theater, for up and coming/alternative/indi acts, with all the graffiti intact.

https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au...lks/street-art

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Old 11-25-2021, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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How do you view it, when you visit somewhere and you run into massive graffiti?
That this place is a dump.
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Old 11-26-2021, 07:45 PM
 
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There is no graffiti out here in farm country where I live. I’ve never seen it in the little town l live close to. Or in the bigger town two hours away. I see it everywhere in places that are culturally diverse and especially in California. It’s bad there.
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