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to the right is a trail into the 'cut'

 

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east of the Eastern Market, Detroit

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

...this one's for you paul. since you taught me about the wizards' wands. and my "wand" is only a point and shoot, which i will definitely get a bigger memory card for. :) ...what's that place called again?

 

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

april 2007

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

4/29/07

A favorite destination for urban explorers and camera-toting bloggers. This railway is now an overgrown garbage dump that connects Eastern Market to the Riverfront. It cuts right through the city but most people aren't even aware it exists - it rests 25 feet below street level and can't be seen or easily accessed. It's now populated with homeless and other colorful characters. It's not a place to venture alone but we gathered up a small Flickr army and took a walk through it's urban beauty. I only had one hour to shoot "the Cut" and my lack of inspiring photos reminds me that I was too rushed. But it was amazing to see the collection of impressive graffiti. A sight to see in person, urban decay mixed in with the hope and promise of development as there are plans to turn it into a greenway/bike path. I hope to get back there soon when I have more time to catch this unique setting - I loved it!

  

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

this is probably my favorite of the group.

Dequindre Cut, Detroit Michigan.

april 2007

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

i hate this title

 

walking the Dequindre Cut, Detroit, Michigan

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

april 2007

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

its no cute fuzzy goslings

 

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The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

This is actually someone's bedroom. The blankets hide an unknown person with a fierce manicure.

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

mural large

 

walking the Dequindre Cut, Detroit, Michigan

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

walking the Dequindre Cut, Detroit, Michigan

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

EXPOSURE.Detroti Safari - The Dequindre Cut Tree in front of Maingal's Place

 

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

more shots from sunday. i just have so many!!

more shots from sunday. i just have so many!!

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

walking the Dequindre Cut, Detroit, Michigan

wow. what a day. i went w/ several member's from exposure detroit, here on flickr to explore the dequindre cut.

 

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250366

 

once again, i filled my memory cards up and had to borrow one from my buddy rhonda..(who by the way knows everything about everything!).

 

beautiful weather. beautiful art. beautiful day!! :)

 

many many more to come. i need to decide how many is too many to post.........

  

graf·fi·ti /grəˈfiti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[gruh-fee-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun 1. pl. of graffito.

2. (used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood's decline.

3. (used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.

 

[Origin: 1850–55; < It, pl. of graffito incised inscription or design, deriv. with -ito -ite2 of graffiare to scratch, perh. influenced by presumed L *graphīre to write; both prob. deriv. of L graphium stylus < Gk grapheǐon; cf. graphic, grapho-, graft1]

  

The Dequindre Cut, an abandoned railway about 25 feet below road level that is now a graffiti artists haven. Incredible murals have been painted and repainted on every surface available, including a couple of burned out car frames.

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