London Street Art: Mentalgassi for Amnesty

Amnesty International is using street art to highlight one of their ongoing campaigns to help a man called Troy Davis who has been on death row in the States for 19 years. They believe he may have been wrongly convicted of the murder he claims he did not commit and that a recent decision may have him back on track for execution. They’ve launched a petition here.

Troy’s face can be seen at three different fence sites around London – poster pieces made by German street artist mentalgassi. The faces can only be seen from the side and the bars of the fence resemble the bars of a prison cell. Here’s a video and a few images for you…

Images below courtesy of Street Art London. Thanks!

Mentalgassi & Amnesty, "Making the Invisible Visible"

Mentalgassi & Amnesty, "Making the Invisible Visible"

Mentalgassi & Amnesty, "Making the Invisible Visible"

Mentalgassi & Amnesty, "Making the Invisible Visible"

Mentalgassi & Amnesty, "Making the Invisible Visible"

Pieces can be found at 4-7 Great Pulteney Street, 21 Great Pulteney Street, and 5 Berners Street (all London W1).

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Our first stop at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland? Mulled Wine. It’s £4 a cup, but when you’re standing in freezing night temperatures, it’s a must to keep your hands from going numb and to warm you from the inside.

We had some good laughs trying on hats (for example, one that looked like a fish – you stick your head up into its mouth), ate some bratwurst smothered in ketchup, watched the pretty lights of the rides and bought a a couple goodies from the Christmas market. There’s also an ice skating rink if you’ve got good balance or don’t mind a few bruises.

You pay for rides and food at regular fairground prices, but entry is free and it’s a nice experience just wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere. Friends of mine went on a weekend which is apparently crowded, but we went on a Monday night after work and it was just right. The Wonderland is open till 10pm. Dress warm!!

Do You See What I See?

Talking Reindeer

Mulled Wine

Rides

Snowman and Baby

Haunted Christmas

Slide

Bratwurst

Owl

Observation Wheel

Talking Tree

Chestnuts Roasting

Christmas Market Vendor

http://www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/