Graffiti, according to the Oxford English Dictionary
[treated as singular or plural] writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. Origin: mid 19th century: from Italian (plural), from graffio 'a scratch'
We've just had a lovely long weekend in beautiful Bologna. I wish I could say we had a relaxing time but a city break with a boisterous four year old in tow is never going to be relaxing!
Our council pledges to remove graffiti within ten days so for me, one of the most startling features of the city was the amount of graffiti sprayed absolutely everywhere!
The vast majority was unimaginative - just tags, words, squiggles - but a few stood out and made me smile.
More Italy soon!