Grafitti and Gentrification

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Just an observation with no provable data: As neighborhoods decline and are on the cusp of gentrification, graffiti/street art goes on the upswing. If true, there is probably a multitude of reasons for this trend or cycle. These images are from the same area north of Seattle U., on Capitol Hill.

About bluestar2012

Sixty eight year old photographer, living in Seattle, WA.

Posted on March 7, 2015, in Architecture, buildings, Nikon D7000, Seattle, Urban Decay and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I, too, have made that observation. My unproven theory is that as gentrification moves in, the folks who are forced out get angry, Graffiti is either revenge or a way to scare aware the rich folks – or both.

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