Just read this about my picture above at #180. It's beautiful -- let's kill it. Sheesh. The municipality painted over that mural. This one fell victim to their "beautification" campaign a while back. SO much else that really needs doing around here, but they chose to wipe out some internationally recognized street art instead.
Sorry the news link is in Spanish, but briefly, that piece was exhibited in London. The blue girl in the other link was painted over in October. The official explanation is that the colors do not conform to those permitted in the historic center and that they don't "go" with the city's identity.
Nice photograph and intriguing subject. A little googling turned up: The Horse & Groom, Cottington — Arthur Dent's local in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxysource. That explains the book in the picture, but not being a Douglas Adams fan, I don't know who the couple arising from it might be.
Post by patricklondon on Apr 23, 2016 17:39:47 GMT
Horse and Groom is a fairly common pub name. This one is in Curtain Street in Shoreditch, London; it's possible there may have been a coaching station in the area in the nineteenth century (but there would have been plenty of horses and grooms in London anyway, of course). The entwined couple is some sort of Shoreditch artistic fancy.