Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Under the Commerce Street bridge, a big invitation for stray dogs.
Never a friend of unsanctioned urban marking, Dallas City Hall has been particularly vocal in its graffiti opposition in the last few days.
Lucky timing, then, that we spotted David Rachman's Flickr update
over the weekend, with shots from a stroll under the Commerce Street bridge past an impressive array of graffiti work -- some religious, some intricate lettering, and even some with a distinctly Tony Bones
Yesterday was a fine day for a walk in the floodplain, so we headed on down to have a look for ourselves. While neighboring bridges are covered in miscolored rectangles of anti-graffiti paint, the road to the Frank Crowley Courts Building runs over pillars with a variety of work, big pieces often sprayed right on top of other tagging, or miscolored attempts to cover up earlier graffiti.
Don't be confused. Mayor Tom Leppert made it clear at Saturday's meeting in Oak Cliff, as quoted in the Dallas Morning News: It's not art and,
what's more, "it invites dumping and stray dogs."