Art or Vandalism?

Graffiti adorns dull corners of Edinburgh, bringing colour to brick walls, doors and alleyways. EN4 News photographer Maria Gran explored some well-known graffiti spots in the city in an attempt to find out if this is all accessible art, or simply distasteful markings.

The adventure begins in the Innocent railway tunnel in Newington, now a cycle and footpath frequently used by the population.

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“Let’s Do Something Wrong” Credit: Maria Gran

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“Before toast was invented, did people still smell toast when having a stroke?” Credit: Maria Gran

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Maria also checked out Edinburgh’s Cowgate, an area frequented by party-goers and students, as well as lots of graffiti artists

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The final spot is Marine Parade Graffiti Wall in Newhaven. This wall features 330 metres of legal graffiti from artists both from Scotland and overseas.

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A portrait of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Credit: Maria Gran

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