I walk through Trafalgar Square every morning and tend to notice any new or interesting street art because of my familiarity with the place.
However today, in a zombified state of tiredness, I managed to walk straight past about 8 police officers and two squad cars before noticing this.
Someone has rather distastefully scribbled “Each morning I wake from slumber shouting I’m the fastest thing alive – ALPE” on the front of the National Gallery.
I love street art but don’t like to see stuff put on historic building like this. It’s a stunning place and has been there for donkeys years.
Despite this, I really love it. I don’t know why, perhaps it’s the balls that it must have taken to do it or maybe it the poetic desperation that it’s screaming.
Since posting this, someone sent me a picture of the Bank of England after it had been sprayed with the same sentence. Check it out. I also heard from the National Gallery that the Tate Britain had been sprayed with it too but I didn’t manage to get a photo of it so if you have any please e-mail them to me, cheers.