Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Graffiti and Murals

Street Art

I’d just like to say a quick word about graffiti. I know that many people regard it as art and some of the people who do it are certainly very talented. I enjoy street art. However, tagging, writing and drawing obscenities on buildings or on public transport is NOT art. I never use the term graffiti artists because I spent quite a lot of my time working in the railways cleaning graffiti from the city’s trains. You can’t imagine how depressing it was to see a set of railcars completely covered in graffiti. We had to put on protective gear and use nasty chemicals to clean it off or run it through a special wash which never got all the paint off so we’d have to finish the job by hand usually. People who do that kind of thing are just inconsiderate and selfish.

Anyway having said that on to some colourful street art.

Mural on an information bay
A mosaic at the beach in Penguin.
murals, Picton NZ
Murals in Picton NZ
poster in Picton NZ
A poster showing local tourst attractions.
Laneway with a mural in Geeveston


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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