We saw the Banksy today

We saw the Banksy today

We went to Payers Park for a go on the big slide that has been installed there, lots of fun, a bit too fast for number two son. He drew gasps from the crowd when he flew down it on his own. His face looked like he was in a wind tunnel.

We checked out the Banksy too, it is still being guarded. One security guard now, who is sat watching it from his car, rather than the posed duo standing guard over it. I wonder how long they can afford to keep that up? In London there are tonnes of these and they draw little attention. Until they get painted over at least. This one had a huge perspex sheet installed over it immediately, just in case anyone has the smart idea to paint over it.

I didn't quite get this one until I saw it up close, I thought it was meant to be a lady looking down onto the plinth / pedestal at something we couldn't see, but now I can see that there was originally some graffiti on the wall, it was rollered over in grey, and it is the grey rollering that has been put on the pedestal by Banksy. And that's what the lady is looking at. It's great and I'm pleased it's in my town, or what was my town, when I lived in that town.

Folkestone is looking pretty cool right now actually, the creative quarter is really coming together.

There are shops down the old high street selling t-shirts and fridge magnets of the Banksy, nice.

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05 Oct 2014

Over to you, discussion about anything local, but please be considerate... Folkestone on TV, Kent gigs, find a flatmate, rent a room, news, what' new, local events, for sale, whatever... hmm this kinda slumped a bit didn't it? But it's still here after most of the other johnny-come-latelies gave up again! Folkestone Gerald was here before Folkestone was cool, and it'll still be here after! Probably. Email me if you want to do a deal, pauly @ this domain


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