Save for the ever-present crottes on the sidewalk, Lille is a clean city. However, I was surprised at the amount of graffiti …
often in seemingly impossible places. This wasn’t the only dome I saw adorned with paint.
How do the perpetrators (it must have taken more than one person) do it? It requires equipment like ropes and ladders to be carried into the building and then onto the roof. It requires daring (or stupidity, depending on your point of view). And it requires time because it’s not the work of a couple of quick squirts of a spray can. How do they get away with it? During the daytime they would be seen. At night they’d need strong lights—more equipment to haul up there.
But most of all, why does the city of Lille allow graffiti to remain, disfiguring beautiful and sometimes historic buildings?