Five years ago, a German street artist paid an overnight visit to the Smithfield meat market and left behind a cluster of art, which is still there slowly decaying over time.

Evol, as the artist is known, has a bit of a thing for recreating images of run-down tower blocks, on objects that look like miniature run-down tower blocks.

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A cluster of concrete road barriers used by Crossrail caught his attention in late 2011, and almost exactly five years later, somewhat faded, they are still there.

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The decaying nature of the art reflects the often decaying nature of the tower blocks they represent, run down and neglected, but never fully washed away.

This cluster of not entirely unlike East German towns is an accidental artistic legacy of the Crossrail project.

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