Rose on a Mousetrap, Bristol

Rose on a Mousetrap, Bristol

This artwork by Banksy is found on the side of a house with a frame around it to protect from vandalism. Although such practice is rather commonplace in London and other big cities, this is the only such framed piece in Bristol, which tells a lot about the pride the locals feel for their home-born artist. Even his earliest works – dating as far back as the 1990s – are still intact and revered throughout the city.

In this particular case though, the Bristolians loved the “trapped rose” so much that pushed themselves even further by buying a glass and a frame to protect it from tagging. They say at least 20 residents donated money to the cause, thus making it the best protected Banksy street painting in the city.

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Sight Name: Rose on a Mousetrap
Sight Location: Bristol, England (See walking tours in Bristol)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Bristol, England

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Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles