Over the years I have found York Street in the CBD to be a very fruitful site for pavement observation. Last week I spotted thisÂ line of scribbles near Barrack Street. These scribbles are not meaninglessÂ â€“Â they are aÂ record of the City of Sydneyâ€™s Rapid Removal policy on graffiti. I missed out on seeing the advertising stencils they replaced.
â€˜Rapidâ€™ is a relative term, of course. A larger and less dainty scribble at the south end of King Street, Newtown shows where a â€˜No warâ€™ pavement art work used to be. It must have been there for some years before it was overwritten in 2008. I was very sorry to find it gone, especially as it was in a precinct where there is some tolerance for graffiti.