its so cool

last sunday
 as i was walking to irving farms for some coffee
 there was a huge crowd
 across the street

 being a blasé new yorker
 i didn't bother to cross over 
to see what was happening 
 did i ask anyone
 in irving farms

 i pretty much forgot about it

 on saturday
 i had a massage appointment 
on the eastside
 by a brunch date
 with my sister
 back on the westside

 we texted one another 
to meet 
on the corner
amsterdam and 79th

 i was daydreaming
 i guess
i forgot
 to ring
 the amsterdam bus stop 
the next stop
 i could walk back
 its only one block
i stand up 
heading into position
 to exit 
when he stops for the traffic light
 i look over 
to my right
 out the window 

there are people standing

 this time
 i pay attention
 on the wall

 its a banksy!

 when i get off
 i walk back
take a photo
 just like everyone else 

its interesting
 to note
 that the owner of the building
 a commercial building
 a dws
 (designer shoe warehouse)
 the extremely pricey street art
 with a plexiglass 'shield'
 it will keep vandals and thieves away
 is the thought process

 trust me
wants to steal it 
they will 

if not resourceful

its so cool 
to have a
in the 'hood


  1. It's ever so cute. I can't imagine how anyone would steal it but, as you said, if they want to, they'll find a way.

  2. I read an article recently that Banksy set up a market stall in New York and sold off his pieces for about $50. No one recognized them and he only sold 7 the whole day. Those people now own signed Banksy originals worth tens of thousand dollars!

  3. Banksy has been in Stavanger too:)

    You will find many artistic walls on my blog, and even more on

    Happy Sunday to you!:)

  4. That's very sweet and I'd be trying to protect it too.

  5. Lucky girl! Wish Banksy would get his/her/their butt to Vancouver! (sigh)

  6. Daryl, I recently saw this exact photo with a young man in it. He had put his head on the stand pipe! Everyone wants to be a part of it, I guess! I don't think I understand it!!

  7. Very cool and creative! I had to go look up what a Banksy was!

  8. Kinetic and slightly disturbing! (that means "cool!")

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

  9. That is cool! I hope that it lasts. I'm not sure the plexiglass will protect it very much. I hope people leave it alone.