‘Street Annotations’

These street markings are not permanent, but are sprayed on the street by council or contract workers to aid street repairs etc. They seem to be getting more and more common, and are often very graphic and have become like a form of art or graffiti - my own street was covered with similar markings when the council did some work and it was still there months later. They represent the constant, ever-changing, re-planning and re-building of our towns and cities.

An informal colour code exists amongst the utility companies and contractors, for example red for electricity, blue for water, yellow for gas, green for cable communications, and white for measurements and instructions.

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