Why, you.... by berndt2

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It’s just a little bit of graffiti and it’s hurting nobody. In a world where large billboards shout at you, where advertisers are so brazen they now openly advertise the fact that you can ‘hit’ 2.5million customers a week by letting them help you put yet more ads in train carriages to a captive audience, I see a small rat with a faded sign as not just something quaint, but something vital.

Because the voice of dissent these days doesn’t get to be colourful and all-pervasive.

It’ll probably get buffed over soon enough – after all, it’s the perfect spot for an ad for winter cosmetic surgery or a new bottled mineral water that promises even more fun than other bottled mineral waters

Bernd Talasch doesn’t remember being hatched in a research laboratory in Omaha in the late 1950s so maybe that never happened. (Placeholder bio – remember to replace).

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  • michelle mcclintock
    michelle mccli...almost 5 years ago

    Really nice shot! Great vibe and perfect balance!

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 5 years ago

    great shot bernd2… I love these random little treasures of the city… good one

  • onetonshadow
    onetonshadowalmost 5 years ago

    A surviving Banksy rat,there’s not many of those about any more. You could probably chisel it off and sell it. Probably.

  • Luis Ferreiro
    Luis Ferreiroalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image and words berndt2, I’m always on the lookout for great graffiti…

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmeralmost 5 years ago

    Very much like your thoughts and ideas here

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleealmost 5 years ago

    I like the irony here…… you make quite a symbolic statement about the condition of our civilized world….. (and yes, I totally agree …..) bah!
    Cool shot Berndt…..

  • Bernadette De Vries
    Bernadette De ...almost 5 years ago

    this picture is amazing. What we fail to see when we are so busy looking a the ig things. Great job. :)

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Matthew Reilly
    Matthew Reillyalmost 5 years ago

    Really interesting shot!

  • Dragomir Vukovic
    Dragomir Vukovicalmost 5 years ago

    excellent !

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