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Funny that when you start looking, urban art is everywhere, I wonder sometimes if I spent years walking around with blinkers on?

Notttingham has quite a graffiti scene with a few legal walls and a famous ballcourt at Russells Youth Club.

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Above and below are walls near the train station, the camera I had at the time was totally incapable of capturing the wall in one shot, not that my camera was bad but it’s a long wall.

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These 2 pieces were in the car park of The Horn in Hand pub. I don’t know who the artist is for the piece above but the one below is by Sune, whom I met this year in Blackpool.

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I’d done my research before we went to Nottingham, I found the walls near the station and the pub quite easily, but my map reading skills are not what they could be and we ended up literally miles out of the way in our search for Russells. Luckily we found a helpful, graffiti loving librarian who got us back on track. As we approached I was really quite excited, I’d seen photos, watched videos  on You Tube, this was a big moment…….. however, what my research hadn’t told me, was that the building was occupied, one part is a recording studio with a lovely guy, called Neville, I think. The other side is an educational site for youngsters with difficulties. The courts at the back are strictly off limits while classes are on, we could come back later, but we had a train to catch, so I was reduced to taking pictures over a rather high fence.

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Some fantastic artwork though, note to self, next time, do better research.

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