Street Art

A collection of posts featuring street art and grafitti spotted during our travels

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Whilst Mark has Architectonic as his side project, for Kirsty, it’s street art…

Urban art is on the rise. More and more communities are seeing the positive results that street art can have on society. Not to mention a dreary wall. Street art plays a plays a big part in our travels and there aren’t many towns and cities in the world that have escaped this sweeping phenomenon.

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Street Art in Ipoh, Malaysia

Street Art in Ipoh, Malaysia

If there’s one thing that will lure me to a city, it’s the promise of exceptional street art. We had pinpointed Ipoh as a potential place to break our journey between Singapore and Hat Yai and as I researched what to see in Ipoh, street art kept coming up. And so,...

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Street art in Mitrovica, Kosovo

Street art in Mitrovica, Kosovo

On our visit to Mitrovica in Kosovo street art was an unexpected surprise. However the amount and quality of street art in North Mitrovica was a dramatic contrast compared with Kosovan Mitrovica – a guide for independent travellers to Kosovo in the Balkans.

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Street Art in Kiev: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Street Art in Kiev: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

A self-guided walking tour of murals and street art in Kiev, an open-air art gallery. Street art in Kiev is big and bold and in your face. Of all the cities in which we’ve seen street art, I don’t think many any compare with Kiev in terms of the scale and volume of...

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Street Art in Podgorica, Montenegro

Street Art in Podgorica, Montenegro

On our first visit to Podgorica, a couple of years ago, the city’s unmissable ‘Transformer’ sculptures* were the best I could come up with in the way of street art. However, on our recent stay in the Montenegrin capital, I delved a bit deeper and found a fair bit of...

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Street Art in Pristina… and the Newborn Monument

Street Art in Pristina… and the Newborn Monument

Seeking out street art in Pristina plus a look at the changing face of the Newborn Monument – a guide for independent travellers to Kosovo in the Balkans. If you look hard enough you will find street art in Pristina, just in a more unconventional form.

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Street Art in Kep | Cambodia

Street Art in Kep | Cambodia

More often than not, when buildings are abandoned it’s inevitable that street art and graffiti will soon follow.   Considering the size of the town, Kep has a surprising amount of both street art and abandoned buildings. Our primary reason for seeking out Kep’s...

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Street Art in Asilah, Morocco

Street Art in Asilah, Morocco

Of all the towns and cities we visited in Morocco, Asilah was the place I was least expecting to find a big street art scene. But as it turned out, we found more there than anywhere else in Morocco. Asilah is a small, quiet town on the Atlantic coast, south of...

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Travel Shot | Einstein Street Art in Sofia | Bulgaria

Travel Shot | Einstein Street Art in Sofia | Bulgaria

This is such a genius idea for a garbage bin, don’t you think!? See what I did there? 😉 We spotted this great piece of artwork during our exploration of Sofia. Is it technically street art though? Perhaps it could be the start of a whole new style of street art …...

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Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Finding so much Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo was an unexpected surprise ... Whilst exploring the Bulgarian town of Veliko Tarnovo we were struck by the large volume and variety of street art. Not unusual, you might think. After all, it feels like street art and...

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Budapest: Street Art that hurts …

Budapest: Street Art that hurts …

...if you're an England football fan! Match of the Century: Sporting Street Art in the Hungarian capital This interesting piece of street art in Budapest depicts what became known as the ‘Match of the Century’. In November 1953, England lost 3-6 to Hungary at the...

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Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail in Camden | London

Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail in Camden | London

Catch (what’s left of it) while you can… When it comes to street art, Camden Town is always a good idea. Many streets in this North London borough are packed with colourful murals, many by well-known or upcoming British and international artists. And it’s good stuff;...

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Street Art in Tangier, Morocco

Street Art in Tangier, Morocco

One thing that made Tangier's medina stand out from all the other labyrinthine old towns in Morocco was its highly colourful street art. Whilst we'd seen a few murals here and there in other towns, nowhere else (with the possible exception of Asilah) did we see such a...

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Electric Utility Box Art | Street Art in Sofia, Bulgaria

Electric Utility Box Art | Street Art in Sofia, Bulgaria

Whilst exploring Sofia recently, with our usual eye out for street art, we noticed a couple of those electricity boxes; the kind you don't usually notice. I don’t know what the correct name for them is - Electricity transformer boxes or kiosks? Circuit boxes? Junction...

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Double Take: From Cambodia to Shoreditch, London

Double Take: From Cambodia to Shoreditch, London

They say everybody has a double somewhere out there… I got within a cat’s whisker of creeping up and surprising a guy at Chengdu airport many years ago because I thought he was my father and I actually met my double in Cambodia earlier this year - he even (almost) had...

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Street Art in George Town, Penang

Street Art in George Town, Penang

Seeking Out Street Art in Penang: The Street Art Capital of Asia! Unlike some cities, where street art is tucked away in less salubrious parts of town and not easy to find, you don't have to search very hard to find art in public places in Penang. If you're in George...

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Discovering Unusual Street Art in Podgorica, Montenegro

Discovering Unusual Street Art in Podgorica, Montenegro

The Transformers of Podgorica When visiting a new city, particularly a capital, I’m always on the lookout for interesting street art be it graffiti or something more sophisticated. But what we found in Podgorica was some street art of the less conventional kind. On...

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A look at the colourful Rickshaw Art in Bangladesh

A look at the colourful Rickshaw Art in Bangladesh

Exploring the brightly decorated rickshaws in Bangladesh When I reflect on our travels through Bangladesh, there is one image that stands out above all others: the image of a brightly coloured rickshaw, elaborately painted and decorated from top to toe. The cycle...

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Street Art in Zagreb, Croatia

Street Art in Zagreb, Croatia

Arriving into Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, by train we hopped on a tram to our hostel. As the tram pulled away from the station it briefly ran parallel to a wall dividing the rail tracks from the main road. Covered with colourful murals, we decided to return for a closer look…

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Street Art in Bratislava, Slovakia

Street Art in Bratislava, Slovakia

Is Bratislava the most graffitied city in Europe? Probably not given its petite stature but during our recent visit to the city we noticed that there was an extraordinary amount of graffiti. The capital of Slovakia, this small city of just over 400,000 residents...

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