Graffiti is a means of communication in Quito. It is the message that is portrayed that is important. Last time we had the opportunity to hang out with some of the graffiti artists such as Diego; his logo/trademark is a ghost. We were able to go back to the same wall that we saw last time. There were new graffiti there, but some of the old ones remained. However, when we got to one place where there used to be graffiti, we realized that it was covered. It was heart breaking to see it gone. The interesting part was that it was covered, but not all the way… so one could potentially see what once was there. This reminded me of 5 Pointz, an outdoor graffiti art exhibit space, in Long Island City, New York City. In November 2013, the building was painted white overnight, but you can still what is underneath the white coat of paint. Now the train ride from Flushing to Manhattan will not be the same. I used to enjoy the few seconds that I had to see all the graffiti from the train and now it is partially gone… But where there is a wall, graffiti will come.