Saturday, May 07, 2016

Paris Street Art and Graffiti

Walking around Paris, I saw lots of wonderful street art, including some very impressive graffiti, sides of buildings with very large murals, and very interesting shop-front ads. Here are just a few of my favorites.

This Popeye is one of the best.

Sometimes there are large paintings on the sides of buildings.

An example: this building near Rue de la Gaite.

Near Centre Pompidou at Place Beaubourg -- 
the side of a building painted with a face.

Shop window on Rue des Rosiers.

Butcher shop decorated with a cow's face.

The metro entrances designed by Hector Guimard are very famous.

Public water tap from 19th century.

Fountain with drinking water -- 
there are many of these throughout the city.

I have many more photos of Paris streets, parks, and gardens, of the farmer's market near our hotel, and of several churches we've explored. Though we've made many visits to Paris, there's always something new to see.


Jeanie said...

Paris street art is so remarkable. I swear, they do it better there than anyplace else! What a nice collection of the diverse styles!

Sim Carter said...

I love the street art. It feels like artists simply can’t contain their need to express themselves, love the fact that they splash these often irreverent pieces of art onto the sides of buildings.

Paulita said...

You really captured some great pictures of the graffiti. I love it when graffiti looks like art rather than random names on buildings. Thanks so much for playing along with Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme