I have no idea how this patch of wall came to look this good, but here’s the story I tell myself. The proprietors, tired of the front of their building being used as an advertising hoarding, come around regularly with a scraper. They do not bother to entirely remove any of the bills and flyers: why leave a pristine surface for the fly-posters? They only make sure that no meaningful message remains. Maximum disruption from minimum effort. They leave the ‘100%’ at the bottom right unmolested as a self-assessment of a job well done.
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