Trainspotting in JoBurg and Cape Town

This article was posted by Martha Cooper 2 years, 3 months, 1 week, 1 Day, 19 hours, 39 minutes ago.

Although penalties for painting on South African trains can be harsh, there is a thriving graf scene in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The bright yellow metro line cars provide a colorful background for pieces, many of which last for years as there is no buffing program. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to shoot trains but with a little help from local writers I got to some good locations including a sort of trackside writer’s bench. I felt like I was back in the ‘80’s!


Roa's wall was right next to a train line. There was a good view of both from the fire escape of the neighboring building.

At rush hour, the crowded, unairconditioned cars run with their doors open.



© Martha Cooper & 12ozProphet - Thursday October 18, 2012

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Mode2 - Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 04:55 PM...


Incredible, Martha grin

Thanks for sharing this with us. It’s quite unbelievable how far this has gone, and keeps going still…


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