Last year, we moved somewhat reluctantly a short distance to a new neighbourhood. We spent the first few months walking around with our eyes closed obviously, as earlier this year we spotted this iconic piece of historic street art on a building we walked past a gazillion times on the way to Erskineville train station (Sydney, NSW, Australia).
The things you see when your missus bribes you with a coffee stop for a luscious milky cappucino at your old friend Bobby’s Cafe on the way to do the grocery shopping… Given the location at downtown Darlington (close to Sydney University, NSW Australia). I’m thinking this rat trike was a summer break project born of too much time & too many beers: an old kid’s trike body duct-taped to an engine & battery pack, supplemented with go-cart wheels packed into PVC pipe for better drifting, which after he cruised up the footpath into Bobby’s for a coffee, is exactly what the owner did – drifted & slid with quite an air of expertise long born of practice, all the way down the Ivy Street hill and motored back up again for more.
It’s not the most colourful example of street art in St Peters (Sydney, NSW, Australia), nor is it unique but it makes me smile weekday mornings on my walk to the train station. The guy who saw me taking the photos had a smile also.