Personal Site Response – Krog Street Bridge

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When I visited the Krog Street bridge, my first thought was that I didn’t feel completely safe, I was a little nervous, and a little uncertain about how this experience would turn out. However, after spending a significant amount of time under the bridge admiring the artwork, I slowly become more and more comfortable. In fact, I even began to feel inspired by all of the incredible artwork. As I walked through the tunnel, I took note of the different kinds of graffiti on the walls. Some of the graffiti looked juvenile and inexperienced, while it was obvious that some of the other pieces had a lot of thought, emotion, and time put into them. The variations between the styles and colors of the graffiti grasped my attention. Some pieces were simple, and even appeared to have been a stencil.
Meanwhile other pieces, which appeared to have been painted free hand, were more elaborate and detailed.  
A number of these works of art found under the Krog Street bridge, had a clear message behind them, however, there was also an assortment of artwork that does not appear to have any kind of obvious meaning attached to it. 
It is clear that the artist of this graffiti painting is very talented and experienced, but there does not seem to be any obvious  meaning behind graffiti-ing the word “theme” onto a wall under the Krog Street bridge.

After being in the tunnel and taking in the various pieces of graffiti artwork, I began to feel inspired. I no longer felt scared or intimidated or nervous, I began to feel free and light, and motivated to learn how to do graffiti! The tunnel was nicely equipped with a sidewalk on both sides of the roadway, along with a handrail to separate the sidewalk from the roadway. The sidewalk was even thoughtfully lit up with sconce-like wall mounted lights! Despite the beautiful artwork and the thoughtful sidewalk, the amount of trash and debris I found in the tunnel was disappointing. I feel like such an inspirational place should be respected more than it is. This is a great place for photo shoots, whether the subject is the graffiti itself, or a model with the graffiti as a unique and trendy backdrop. I also think that this is a great place to go explore on an adventure since there are so many different sites to see.

All of the pictures were taken by the Author unless otherwise specified.

No War

While exploring the nooks and crannies of Atlanta, my friend and I discovered a rather intriguing tunnel under a bridge. The tunnel was completely covered in a collage of graffiti,  made up of various mediums. This spray painted sign was one of the many works of art that we found in the tunnel.