Fear of a Grey Planet

Madrid city council has opted to bid for the olympics for a third time in a row. With that comes the now expected buffing of selected walls just prior to and during the IOC visit to the city, (the pope was given the same treatment when he visited in 2011). Selected walls because the IOC are guided here and there on their visit and get to see what the city council wants them to see, so the city council can say buff this wall but forget about that one. The city council seems desperate to get the olympics, some have suggested so that huge amounts of public and private money can be spent and with that the commonplace kickbacks from contracts and tenders. Favourtism is rife and friends and family of people in power will be richly rewarded if Madrid lands the olympics. Enough of that shizness. What this meant for graffiti in Madrid was that for over a week, walls were buffed constantly, I reckon at least twice a day. No graffiti on a buffed wall lasted a day. One morning at 10am when shooting some photos I leaned against a wall and got some evil grey paint on my jacket. What time did they buff at?

Here are some photos mainly from my hood, loosely grouped by spots and in chronological order.

Mine

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Omon 033

033, Mine, Senh, Oveho & Wolf

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Astro, Smer, LRK & Fas

Wolf, Yago & Sako

Yago, Sako, Astro, Smer, LRK & Fas

Astro, Smer, LRK & Fas

Farlopa 033, Yago, Sako, Astro, Smer

Farlopa 033

Wolf, Farlopa 033, Yago, Sako

Jonk Lonch, Astro, Smer, LRK, Fas, Reo

Omon's spot

Omon's spot

Marking territory

033

Shit, DMS1 & 033

Dewer & Mierda

Fear of a grey planet

Reserved  - those who were here before will return

Bucle

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Lillo

The trees were shown no mercy, the olympics committee might get offended.

Even the trees didn't escape

Even the trees didn't escape

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Oveho

Oveho & Siar

Oveho

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Fear of a grey planet

Sacer, Rake, Save, Zaros & Zone

Sacer

Rake

Save

Zaros

Zone

Mine - Oveho

Fear of a grey planet

Shit

Shit

Shit

Shit Farlopa

Dewer

Dewer

Dewer 033

Dewer & Shit

Raik

Raik

Cese

One wall one writer

Cese & Raik

033

Kors & Rabia

LCP Crew

Zaros & Broma

Save FPMC

Broma

Mierda & Coue

Mierda, Coue, Save, Kors & Rabia

All of the above photos are from my hood in the north of the city. But the buff was city wide. Here are some photos from the south side. Shout out to the DKB Crew!

South side

South side

South side

Poty

You know when you get that feeling that someone is watching you? Look who was watching me, from about 100m distance. The security guard from his vehicle was taking photos of me while I was on public land taking photos. He didn’t like it when I raised my camera to return the gesture and he moved the jeep behind a hut trying to hide but I walked to one side so that I could see him again. How did that feel cabron? I didn’t realise he had a camera until I got home and blew up the picture.

Security guards with cameras

Security guards with cameras

Each day is a new day and each day the grey fades away. Don’t stop.

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