This is what happened to me 10 minutes ago….
I glanced over to the building across from S&N (formally Dangerfield) to see that Banksy’s parachuting rat had (the very moment before) been drilled through and replaced with a drain pipe!!! I rushed across to talk to the construction worker who had no clue of its importance or even what a Banksy is. Isn’t there some street art register to prevent things like this happening? He’s agreed to try to get what’s left of a Space Invader off in one piece (it is a Space Invader right?) and brought over the fella pictured below for safe keeping (anyone know who this is?). I guess I’ll pop him on the wall inside the new S&N space for everyone to appreciate (a construction worker free zone).
This whole wall will sadly be chipped away to make room for a new cafe front. As sad as this makes me this is the nature of street art.