Einstein, strange birds, and some teddy bears

Three murals in Vilnius

below: Einstein by ettoja (aka Artur Širin) titled “It’s Never too Late”. A tattooed Einstein has his bling and his backpack and looks ready to hit the road (now that Covid seems to be waning?).

large mural on the end of a building, painted by ettoja, Einstein with e=mc2 tattoo, gold necklace, a couple of bracelets, and with a backpack on his back.

On Kauno (just around the corner from Einstein) is this large mural.  It is a collaboration between Polish artist SEPE (aka Michal Wrega) and Lithuanian artist CHAZME (aka Daniel Kalinskiego).

large mural on the side of a building, shades of blue and purple mostly, some abstract geometric shapes, 2 figures that are part person and part bird, especially with beaks.  painted by two artists, sepe and chazme

bottom bird-like figure large mural on the side of a building, shades of blue and purple mostly, some abstract geometric shapes, 2 figures that are part person and part bird, especially with beaks.  painted by two artists, sepe and chazme

more sepe and chaze mural

Walking slightly farther west brings you to another mural.  The words in the umbrella say Už Saugią Lietuvą which is the name of a campaign to fight domestic violence, “For a Safe Lithuania”

mural of a child standing on a mountain of stuffed animals as she tries to write words on a wall

Writing on the mural is: “Do vanos? Za islai? O gal seima? Isileisi mane.” which loosely translates to: Do you have? Toys? Or maybe the family? Let me out.

part of a mural, young girl is painting words on a wall in  lithuanian

mr.besk in Instanbul (2018)

Because COVID is still slowing everyone down, I continue to search through old travel pictures because I know that there are still lots of photos of street art that I haven’t shared. Today I found four murals by mr.besk that I saw the last time that I was in Instanbul. They feature yellow outlines and little Basquiat-type three pointed crowns.

street art mural by Turkish artist mr besk of a person playing a traditional musical instrument, either a saz or a baglama, while wearing a white star wars type mask
Traditional clothing and a pearl necklace with a very untraditional mask
street art mural by Turkish artist mr besk of a young man singing into a hand held microphone
street art mural by Turkish artist mr besk of an official looking Turkish man wearing a fez
street art mural by Turkish artist mr besk of Albert Einstein on a red wall.  Yellow outline of Einstein's head plus a small yellow crown with three points above his head.
Albert Einsten making faces on Turkgucu