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Derelict Doorway in Smithfield - with Paul Insect Graffiti

Doorway at the back of "Bubbs Cafe" (anyone who catches a Southbound bus on Farringdon Road just by the derelict block of shops/bars will know where this is). The original - of which I, unfortunately, don't have a picture - was destroyed when the upstairs area was used as a squat a while back.

 

The owners, clearly not wanting to take any chances, replaced it with this rather heavy-duty steel door which is a shabby contrast to the original. The fact that someone could easily pop over the top should not go unremarked.

 

The graffiti is a baby head by Paul Insect (/www.paulinsect.com). There are a few of these on Flickr and a number around the city. In each the head remains the same, but the image inside changes. Not sure if each is unique... I see about 4 of these on the way to work every day.

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Taken on August 29, 2008