Friday, October 30, 2009

Plateau Doors

Got some fresh new doors from the Plateau . These are great namely because of the layers of paint that have accumulated over the years.
Most of these doors are from back alley's behind St. Laurent and Mont-Royal, just a sliver of the plateau but a good one.
Some of these doors still had tags and characters from a few years back, plus plenty of new hits. Plateau doors are always soaked in paint, they represent some of the most organic, flowing surfaces in the city.
Whenever I need a good dose of graff these back alleys are a solid reminder of the grimy character of writing in Montreal.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fresh Paint from the Plateau

I went on a flic mission to the Plateau last Sunday as it had been far too long since I had stomped about to see what was up. I missed the alleyways and rooftops off the main streets that I used to frequent when I was living on Henri-Julien and Mont Royal a few years back. The rooftops would have to wait, however, as Sunday was strictly a street mission. I started at Mont-Royal Metro and snaked my way through alleys and side streets up to St. Laurent then made my way down towards Prince Arthur doing the same. I only had a few hours so I was trying to get as much as I could out the time and light that I had left in the day. I got plenty of shots including a lot of new doors, plenty of tags and throwies, and even a few nice pieces. Here they are. Hopefully I'll be able to hit the Plateau up again before the snow drops and cover some more ground.

I'll post some door shots soon.