This one fell right in my lap. A quote from a lyric on The Wall is a bulls eye anyway, but then the question it poses leads straight into street art. And this is your stop; thank you for travelling with us.
I went into Beeston today with the intention of photographing two street art sites, and found three more. Quelle surprise!
The first one was created by a street artist called Rob Jackson ( rj77) to remember an explosion in 1918 which killed 34 people at a shell filling factory
The same artist created this tribute to the TV series Boon. The mural is on the side of The Star pub, where a lot of the filming was done. I used to love that program, which was the screen debut for Neil Morrisey, apparently. I should point out that it is not recommended to sit on a motorcycle with both feet up and on the main stand, especially a classic BSA. Just sayin’.
Close to the town centre are the three murals that everyone locally is aware of, depicting Richard Beckinsale, Paul Smith, and Edwin Starr, all famous sons of Beeston. I never realised that about Edwin Starr, so it was worth taking the photo so I had to look it up
These were all done by an artist called Zabou, who also created this image of Robin Hood, painted on the side of a shed in a piece of wasteland that used to be the bus station.
And finally (roll of drums and crash of cymbals) an extract from a mural behind The Star. Please click on the images to open them in Flickr, they are worth seeing full sized, in my humble and modest opinion of course.
This will likely be the last post for a few weeks, as I am off on holiday for three weeks shortly, but hopefully I will come back with something worth posting. Until then…