When entering Dundee on the A9, your first impression of the city comes from a decent sized road sign saying “Dundee, City Of Discovery”. Thereafter you pass a series of things such as classy sculptures, the historic Discovery ship, and the old bridge. It pieces together the image of a city proud of its rich history, in jute, science and multiple o...ther things. Which it is.
But I see Dundee differently every morning on the way in and out on the train to get me from home to college and back again. Most people in Dundee never need to use this method of transportation, so never have the chance to encounter the curious sight. I remember the first time I saw it. A colossal strip of graffiti like nothing I’d see in my own home town. The masterpiece can only be seen from on the train, as its stretched across a long fence just before Tesco’s, facing the way of the train tracks, not the main road. I remember the awe I felt when I first saw it, its bright colours, mixed textures and variation of lines. The build-up of multiple peoples work smashed together in a mesh of unplanned ingenuity.That’s when I first met Dundee, in all its creative, curious glory.
Please check the video I took. It may not be as good. But it’s a general just.