19 May 2013

The Graffiti of Gary

One thing we like about this city is that, with all the unpatrolled abandoned buildings, taggers and graffiti artists have free reign to practice their craft with abandon. The work ranges from simple tags and scrawls to full blown murals. Often, they give a building or place its character.

No donut.

Bad Cop?

The “Bad Cop” on the second floor of the Sheraton always gives me a chuckle.


Live Gator


I’ll pause to admire the big, wall filling tags.

Advice I still follow to this day.

Don’t Die.

There are plenty of tags in the style of, “abandon all ye who enter here”, but I enjoy a simple imperative sentence. Naturally, the biggest and boldest murals are found on the highest floors and hardest to reach places. The next two are both from the Ambassador, the top floor and the penthouse, respectively.


Seventh Floor Lookout

Zombie Roy Orbison?

Toxic Fun in a Burned Out Sun


  • Paisley Avocado
    May 21, 2013 Reply

    Wow, those last two are really cool finds.

  • tabularasa88
    May 21, 2013 Reply

    Thank you. It pays to climb stairs sometimes.

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