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Travel photo: Old graffiti at Eton College, UK

I was stumbling along with StumbleUpon when I came across an article in The Telegraph with a photo of Venice’s old graffiti  commemorating the deep freeze of winter 1864. It had me thinking of the old graffiti at Eton College, the world-famous boys school, that I saw when I toured it the summer of 2008.

Located near Windsor Castle, Eton College has had a long history of educating England’s teenage boys including many of the royal family, famous actors and writers. Famous students include fashion and style-setter Beau Brummell, novelist Henry Fielding, and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley among others.

I dug up this photo from my visit there – what’s intriguing is that the urge to deface property is not a new thing for today’s teenagers with their spray cans.  As you can see, even in the “good old days”, boys got up to no good by carving in their names and other figures, much like today’s youth who think it’s cool to tag and attempt being artistic.

Most of the graffiti is found by the courtyard, which in contrast to these walls is pristine.

Photos taken July 2008.

Have you ever seen the graffiti at Eton College and noticed any famous names?

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