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STREET ART 2


There's brilliant street art and graffiti all over the world, with festivals popping up in more and more places. Here's just some of what I've come across in my travels... MORE STREET ART

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bulgaria3There's so much street art in the city and this was my first glimpse - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria14Hidden between Sahat Tepe hill and a back street are several excellent street murals - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria15There's art galleries aplenty in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, so I guess it's just spillling outside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulgaria16If you're into street art definitely seek these out - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulgaria17Cupid about to fire an arrow - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria20A colourful and fun pub wall in the Kapana neighbourhood - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria27Not sure what this shop sells.. - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulgaria29This one makes my eyes go funny - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulgaria67Bulgaria certainly likes its street art - Sofia, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria111Street art on the walk down from Sammy's Bar to Ulitsa General Gurko - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria112Along the same road - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulgaria122I did read of a city in Bulgaria wanting to brighten up utility boxes, and the idea has obviously spread to here - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulgaria177I made do with these murals on the Buzludzha Monument, which include a 'Fuck USSR' scrawl - Buzludzha, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria274Well thanks very much - Bourgas, Bulgaria

 

bulgaria276..I'm sure Jimi Hendrix would listen - Bourgas, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bulgaria278And of course we have to have some Bulgarian street art - Bourgas, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaliningrad62I love this cute little sculpture outside a shop on Leninsky pr - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

kaliningrad31A little bit of street art near the market in Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad, Russia

 

kaliningrad90A striking shop shutter on Mira Street - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaliningrad103Walk along the east side towards the Upper Pond and take in some street art - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaliningrad104Lower Pond street art - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

kaliningrad105The tag 'Kartoon' pops up a few times around the city - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

kaliningrad157Another quality sculpture (not a real door!) - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaliningrad158A Fish Village mural - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaliningrad319A random statue between Hotel Kaliningrad and the bridge to Kant Island. Love the cat! Kaliningrad, Russia

 

kaliningrad322Close by is another work tagged by Kartoon - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

kaliningrad323Clever use of shapes in this street art - Kaliningrad, Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaliningrad335Welcome to Zelenogradsk, Kaliningrad, Russia!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kaliningrad446A street-art advertisement on the walk down to the beach - Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad, Russia

 

kaliningrad447Along the promenade is the Nymph statue - Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad, Russia

 

albania11Is that Che Guevara on the right? I might be completely wrong! Street art on a garage wall - Pogradec, Albania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

albania41A very cute bunker disguised as a ladybird - Pogradec, Albania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

albania138All the electricity boxes in Tirana are brightly painted with cartoon characters. Nice touch! Tirana, Albania

 

albania137.. though this guy looks straight from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Tirana, Albania

 

albania149The street art I saw tagged Franko were all of children - Tirana, Albania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

albania367Mr & Mrs Plantpot outside a florist near Boulevard Republika - Berat, Albania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

albania610Bright street art along Ismail Qemali - Vlora, Albania

 

andorra37Graffiti on the banks of the Valira River near La Caldea - Andorra la Vella, Andorra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

andorra167A painted gate in Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

armenia252A subway mural near Sakhov Square - Yerevan, Armenia

 

armenia261Cycling street art on a derelict building - Yerevan, Armenia

 

austria115A little bit of street art along the Danube Canal - Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

azerbaijan100A lion engraved into a restaurant wall, apparently a symbol of the Old Town - Baku, Azerbaijan

 

belarus16A Soviet painting on a wall on Independence Boulevard (formerly praspekt Francyska Skaryny), the main street in Minsk, Belarus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

belgium979Like it! Outside a bar opposite the Galeries St Hubert - Brussels, Belgium

 

belgium953 To many, Belgium is synonymous with chocolate, beer and Tintin. Plus Jean-Claude van Damme of course - Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

belgium946 I can't say I know the comic books but I love street art and murals. This impressive mural is inside Stockel metro station - Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

belgium948It features 140 Tintin characters in two murals created by Studio Hergé, stretching 135m each - Brussels, Belgium

 

belgium954Hergé is the pen-name of cartoonist and Tintin creator, Georges Remi (Hergé are his initials reversed, RG). See his tag here on the Peeping Policeman mural on Rue Haute. See that the wall is now just a facade as the building behind has been demolished. Luckily the mural must be protected! Brussels, Belgium

 

belgium957 A few metres from the policeman, on Rue des Capucins, 'Life Scene' is one of the murals that comprise the capital's Comic Strip Walk - Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

belgium959 ..Plus this one on the same road, with the dome of the Palais de Justice behind - Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

belgium962Sleeping Pigs is an excellent piece of street art somewhere on/near Rue de Marche au Charbon. It's tagged by Roa who also has a few works in London - Brussels, Belgium

 

belgium966Sexy mural or just a shop shutter? I typed in the website name and nothing comes back but cool advertising anyway (or it would be if the website worked!) - Brussels, Belgium

 

belgium965 Another Hergé mural is on Rue de l'Etuve featuring Tintin, Snowy the dog and Captain Haddock - Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

belgium969 'Tibet & Duchateau' is a clever and entertaining mural on Rue de Bon Secours - Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

belgium463Some very imaginative and colourful bars between the old harbour and the church - Ostend, Belgium

 

belgium464Chef checks out the scene - Ostend, Belgium

 

belgium353Frankenstein and his castle stand above, erm.. a werewolf? Blankenberge, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ben73Houndossou, a vodou god, painted on Hwemu Temple in Abomey, Benin

 

ben74Abomey was the capital of the Dahomey kingdom, which existed from the 17th century until 1894. Ganyehessou was the first Dahomey king, his symbol here painted on Hwemu Temple, Abomey, Benin

 

bosnia5This colourful cat popped up in several places in Sarajevo, Bosnia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bosnia6The first thing I did was take a half-day Sarajevo Siege Tour which covered the Bosnian War - Sarajevo, Bosnia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bosnia59The bobsleigh track was built for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia

 

bosnia230Graffiti artists get the chance to put their enviable talents to use - Mostar, Bosnia

 

 

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