I recommended Liverpool as a place to visit to someone I met at work a few months ago. Last weekend, he visited. And he fell in love with it. The scousers are such a passionate people and this is often expressed in the most unconventional ways. Here are a few of examples of graffiti that express the true vibrancy of Liverpool. They are by no means an entire catalogue of street art in Liverpool.
This is a new addition to a bus stop on Smithdown Road. It is undoubtedly a reaction to the new vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Liverpool voted overwhelmingly to remain and since has mounted a campaign of devolution from the rest of the UK, Lexit (Liverpool Exit). It is nice to see this graffiti in a predominantly student area of the city, when students have become increasingly apathetic and apolitical in recent years.
I also spotted this beautifully simple comment on the evils of consumerism.
This, for me, epitomises the scouse attitude I have come to know and love. It speaks of the importance of wealth and the crushing of those without it. This is a city with a working-class identity and nowhere does this anger at inequality pervade more intensely. The words also suggest that everyone is worthwhile; everyone is a person regardless of crude markers like wealth. This reflects the way that scousers tend to treat everyone with great consideration and more humanity that in other cities.