Man's joy at Banksy artwork on his house
- Credit: Liz Coates
A Spanish fine art student has shared his joy and astonishment after a possible 'Banksy' mural appeared on the side of his home.
The work, in Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth, sits above a bus stop and has yet to be authenticated by the enigmatic artist.
It is one of eight dotted around Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Oulton Broad and Lowestoft as the two authorities bid for joint City of Culture status.
Jonathan Garcia, from Almeria, is spending the summer in the resort offering glitter tattoos to tourists in busy Regent Road - coincidentally also made using stencils.
The 26-year-old said it was "incredible" to discover the Banksy-style mural on the end-of-terrace house, the figures seeming to dance to an unheard accordion tune played by a man who appears to perch on its roof, legs dangling down the side.
Witnessing the steady stream of people pausing to sit in the shelter and pose for a picture he said: "It is so incredible. All the people are all very happy. It is so nice."
The 26-year-old said he noticed the bus stop and wall had been screened off three or four days ago at around 7pm and assumed the broken shelter was being repaired.
"And then this appeared. I do think it is a real Banksy," he said.
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The appearance of the artwork has shone a national spotlight on the hitherto unremarkable bus shelter next to the gas works - which has now become an attraction people are travelling miles to see.
All day groups have been gathering there to discuss whether it is "real" and taking turns to pose in front of the mural so as not to spoil each others' snaps.
Among those making a special journey were the Clarke family from Kent. They were staying at Haven, Caister, but took a detour to see the mural.
"The guy in the fish and chip shop told us where it was so we thought we would come for a look. Whether it is real or not I think it is brilliant," Nick Clarke said.
Meanwhile Josie and Phil Dix had come from Poringland to see it for themselves. "In a sense I do not think it really matters if it is Banksy or not," Mr Dix said.
"The guy with the squeeze box, his eyes are dead. I think Banksy would have done more with the eyes. The lady is really good though."
Great Yarmouth Borough Council said it was treating the work as art rather than graffiti and was taking steps to cover the murals at Admiralty Road and Gorleston beach with a clear plastic material, while they were being authenticated.