The Pied Piper 2017
by Blek Le Rat
A French Graffiti Artist
20x21 Project
In Eugene, Oregon

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (German: Rattenfänger von Hameln, also known as the Pan Piper or the Rat-Catcher of Hamelin) is the titular character of a legend from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany. The legend dates back to the Middle Ages, the earliest references describing a piper, dressed in multicolored ("pied") clothing, who was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. [from wikipedia]
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Seen From Parking
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(Date Photographed: 14:03:30 Monday 8 January 2018)
(Date Published: Saturday 13 January 2018)
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The mural as seen from the top of the Overpark Parking Garage in downtown Eugene, Oregon.


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Played Violin
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(Date Photographed: 14:03:43 Monday 8 January 2018)
(Date Published: Saturday 13 January 2018)
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In this version of the Pied Piper tale, the Pied Piper played a violin to attract rats, and the rats attracted cats.


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Open Case
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(Date Photographed: 14:03:50 Monday 8 January 2018)
(Date Published: Saturday 13 January 2018)
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The violin player performed with his violin case open. By seeding that case with a small amount of money, the player hoped to attract more money.


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Cats And Rats
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(Date Photographed: 14:03:56 Monday 8 January 2018)
(Date Published: Saturday 13 January 2018)
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Because the Pied Piper attracted rats, he also attracted cats.


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Seen From Street
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(Date Photographed: 14:06:11 Monday 8 January 2018)
(Date Published: Saturday 13 January 2018)
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That same Pied Piper mural but this time viewed from the street and looking up.


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Mound Of Rats
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(Date Photographed: 14:06:39 Monday 8 January 2018)
(Date Published: Saturday 13 January 2018)
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When viewed from the street, the path of rats and cats appears to be more of a mound.


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Through A Tree
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(Date Photographed: 14:06:55 Monday 8 January 2018)
(Date Published: Saturday 13 January 2018)
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The mural was partly obscured by a tree. In the summer, the tree would completely cover the mural.


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