2011 Church Hill Irish Festival by Ty Johnson.
Looks like the Irish Festival folks spray painted the street just like last year. Last year’s sprayed area was still visible Friday morning. I wish they displayed more respect for the neighborhood. Why is this okay?
It’s right out front of my house and I don’t mind. It’s fun. It is a road, not grass or a tree or anything. I love the festival and they have been nothing but nice to the few of us very affected by having the party right out our front doors. With all that we could focus on in the neighborhood, I say this falls pretty far down on my list. Have a beer, enjoy the music.
Love the photo John. One of yours?
Nope, I’m not that good. It’s by Ty Johnson.
who the heck is PW?
Local musician Page Wilson: http://www.pagewilson.com/
Loz2hi, I’m sure you must be able to find something more important to complain about. It’s a street for heaven’s sake!
As long as the vandalism is in support of a festival that last 2 days its OK, but all all other vandalism is not? I like how we choose which rules should and should not apply. Optional enforcement leads to grey areas which leads to unintended consequences. What if the Bike event in Chimbo that no one liked spray painted the street????
BTW keep your dog on a leash too
I love the art in the intersection…gives the neighborhood character. In my opinion it is tasteful urban art.
I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s festival, especially Saturday!!
I like the artwork and welcome its appearence every spring.
With all the money and people this festival brings into the city i am not complaining over a little spray paint on the street. I heard nothing but positive comments from the residents and visitors alike
The Irish Festival is part of the neighborhood. St. Patrick’s Church was started in 1852 to serve the needs of the growing Irish immigrant community in Church Hill. Here’s an interesting bit of history about the church:
The first priest was Father Teeling, for whom the the “Teeling Law” was named. Father Teeling heard the confession of a woman who had been terribly beaten by her husband, John Cronin. The woman later died and the case was brought to court. Father Teeling was called to testify and give information from Mrs. Cronin’s confession. The defense hoped that the confession would reveal infidelity and justify Cronin’s jealous rage. Father Teeling refused to reveal her confession, based on the confidentiality of confession to a priest. The judge ruled that the priest did not have to reveal the private information from the confession, and the ruling was known as the “Teeling Law”.
I find it odd that my statement regarding the spray paint placed at main intersection of 25th and Broad Streets by the Irish Festival is somehow interpreted as a global statement of my dislike of the Festival. The question put out here was simply, why they show a lack of respect to the neighborhood by tagging the city street and leaving it there long after the festival is gone?
I have and will continue to support this event which is less than a block from my home. I don’t see why the Irish Festival for the last two years has decided that they can deface City property. The 2010 spray paint was still visible until this past Friday when the 2011 spray paint was put down. I guess I won’t mind that the Irish Festival tagged the street for the festival dates, just get rid of it when it’s done.
I say keep it.
What’s the big deal? Geeze! I, and apparently others, like it. I would much rather see a green shamrock painted on the street than nothing at all. I don’t think it shows a lack of respect for the neighborhood. For heaven’s sake, the church that puts it on is right there!
There just seems to be more important things going on that you should complain about than a shamrock on an otherwise black pavement.
E. Broad Street needs fresh pavement so it may disappear before too long…
In the interest of keeping it simple, “vandalism” suggests something malicious, derogatory, damaging, “turf marking”etc. With full respect to you as a neighbor, I don’t see it as any of these. By the way, few things are black & white. What is required is an open mind, especially in an area like ours.
All you anti shamrock people………. move to the West End where they cut down trees and build mini cities with no festivals.
I am sorry the paint is on the street next year we will do it in latext
Next year you should do it again, only bigger. Why cater to the few bitchy people who complain about something when so many others enjoy it. Clearly they have too much time on their hands and can think of nothing better to do than bitch about something so trivial.
I like the picture and enjoy the street paint. If a graffiti artist wanted to paint a nice mural on the blacktop, I would be cool with it. Better there than on someone’s property.
Thanks for the photo compliments! 🙂
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