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    Posted August 10, 2012 by
    chopsm
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    london, United Kingdom
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Art where you live

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    Street Art Gold

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     chopsm says was on the south bank of the Thames River in London, England, and captured this photo at an underpass where graffiti is scrawled on the walls. He came across some Olympic inspired graffiti representing Great Britain athletes. 'I thought it represented the energy and engagement I have felt in London these past few weeks,' he says. He says the buzz around London during the Olympics makes him feel proud for the United Kingdom, and he admits that it will be sad when the Olympics ends. 'I think it will be like a sense of loss for a while, it really has been a wonderful place to call home these last two weeks,' he says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    London, England and the Southbank of the River Thames is seeing an urban movement in street art honouring the TeamGB winners of `Gold medals.

     

    The Southbank area of London is popular with young people and has been transformed into a skate park whose walls are layered with spectacular graffiti. Massive tags, geometric abstracts, and socially conscious murals come together to create an authorless masterpiece.

     

    Recently, and in honour of the TeamGB Olympics Gold Medal success, street artists have been drawing images of the winners of Olympic Gold from Britain like the sailor Ben Ainslie and 10,000m medalist Mo Farah shown here.

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