I took these photos last year in the Tubo, the oldest part of Zaragoza. In the last few years, graffiti had gone from sloppy tagging to some really incredible urban art. One street in particular seemed to be home territory. I did a little googling around, and whaddayaknow, it turns out that there's a great group of artists who've been working together for a while who have really transformed the graffiti culture in the city. Their "segundo asalto" (a group action of spraying, stenciling, stickering) is documented on a very cool site. Here are some of the first photos I took of their work.
I'm not sure if these images are up any more or not. Last year, the city decided to hop on their bandwagon and officially sponsor a "Tercer Asalto as an urban art event, and they painted over some walls to make room for new work, the paintings in the gold frames that were apparently done by some handicapped children.