creatures and faces, Thessaloniki

below: A large mural in Thessaloniki by DAL and Faith47.

large mural on the side of a building, a woman in profile with her hair tied up, a feathery black bird above her

below: The unspeakable truth

graffiti on a grey wall, a tree growing in front of it, a man in armour and old fashioned aviation goggles on his forehead, holding a creature with human like face and arms trying to break out from behind bars

below: Large owl in purple and white with pink eyes staring at you.

below: A mad dog (wolf?) with teeth showing, chasing a man in green.

mural of a very large wolf, or dog, head with open mouth and large sharp teeth showing, chasing a man dressed in green, looks like the man is almost in the dogs mouth, small enough to fit whole man in the mouth

below: All you see are the blue eyes… veil by vales?

motorbike parked in front of a mural of a person with head covering and veil

below: It reminded me of the story of the Trojan horse.   Or you can think of it as two modes of transportation, then and now.

drawing of a horse with its back covered with a blanket, on a wall covered with small green horizontal lines, a motorbike is parked in front of it.

below: Encircled in purple

small street art painting, purple, circle shape with woman's profile in it, in light blues and oranges

below: How is your Greek? I haven’t a clue but I hope it’s not too profane. When I tried a google image search, it came up with maps of Thessaloniki – is that a clue? I thought the image was more like a bird.

Green wall. Topless woman street art. Grey feathery object beside her. Also words written in Greek.

below: Making music. Once again the words are written in Greek so I don’t understand them.

street art painting in black and white on a red wall of a musician, signature is buz 2012

below: White tigers on a wall. Mama and her two little ones along with some paste-up faces.

three white tigers on a red wall, a parent tiger with two cubs (kitts?), some other pasteups on the wall too

below: Death sneaks up from behind. Colourful.

graffiti and street art on a low wall in Thessaloniki, with leaves of trees above the wall

below: Oh no! Another picture with a motorbike!

two large white ovals with faces drawn in black lines, one continuous line for each face. A motorbike is also in the picture

below: A skeleton between the windows.

below: A fence to keep the cows in, even if it’s a wind up cow. You probably can’t see it, but someone has written “go vegan” by the cow’s tail. The signature seems to be shogun1.de

below: This octopus seems quite happy with his ride!

below: #ironik in English,

Street art and graffiti on a wall including a blue skull. Two white posters have been pasted on top, both by ironik. Words in English. One says

below: oink, oink, grunt, grunt. A wonderfully real looking pig albeit a purple one.

Mural on a wall that includes a realistic looking purple pig. Also words (signature?) Bepia Me Xdona

below: Be yourself even if you’re blue.

below: Skull and head.

below: Not even skin and bones, just bones but bones with wonderful detail.

small street art piece, black background, white skeleton of small animal such as a cat or dog, very realistic skeleton

below: His sunglasses match his tongue.

a large face painted on a garage door, yellow skin, purple sunglasses and purple tongue

below: Skane, sorc and zombie with a tongue

three ugly creatures drawn and painted on a metal door

below: Little blue man and a signature that I’m not sure about.

street art, short little purple man with oversized head, fabric mask over his nose and mouth, one arm up raised. on the other side of the mural is a creature with large eye and three monstrous teeth

below: Two faces in white and orange.

two street art faces, one white and one orange, both with lines drawn in black

black line drawing of a man on a graffiti covered door, top painted orange and bottom of man painted green

To find out where we’ve taken picture of street art, check our “Locations” page!

around Bernard Shaw

The Bernard Shaw, in a building built in 1895, is a pub on Richmond Street South in Dublin.  I had heard that there was some street art in the vicinity, so a detour was made to that part of Dublin.  The building looks like it needs a coat of paint!

an old black building, the Bernard Shaw pub, built 1895, with street art on either side of it.

below: A brightly coloured bird flies on one side of the pub

mural of a blue and dark pink bird in flight, with a long yellow beak

below: A peacock continues the bird theme on the other side of the Bernard Shaw.
Perhaps that’s him on the wall above?

a large mural of a colourful peacock onwood construction hoardings.

below:  Don’t forget to look up too.

murals on a wall and on the upper storey of a pub behind the fence, a tug boat, fowers, a woman's head

below: “Our bodies, our lives, our choice” mural.  Part of the “Repeal the 8th” campaign, an abortion rights campaign to call for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland.  The 8th amendment criminalizes abortion in all cases except where to continue a pregnancy would result in death of the mother.

two people walking past a mural covered with pictures of flowers and leaves and the words, in cursive writing, Our bodies our lives our choice

small street art painting of a man's face high on a wall

In the same area there was a car park…  or construction site…  or just a series of walls covered with street art and graffiti.  Not much of it was noteworthy but here are a few pictures just the same.

construction hoardings covered with street art and graffiti with cars parked beside them.

below: This one accompanies a happy birthday and I love you message written for Angela, presumably written by Caolan.

graffiti that says angela & caolan. Angela is in pink letters and caolan is in blue. the e in angela is a lock and the L in caolan is a key. The key fits into the lock.

a little black and white striped, wavy stripes, stylized face creature.

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street art of three male faces, jester like hats, in subdued tones of blue and pink and beige . Line drawings but with realistic lips and tongue

graffiti and street art on fences, with sunlight shining through

graffiti and street art on building and fence, with brick rowhouses behind, Dublin

text street art and graffiti on walls

street art man's face on a brick wall above a text graffiti tag, people wakling in the alley beside the building

small 3D circle blue with flower in the center and an orange square beside the circle. The square has a face on it with square eyes

little things in Bologna

Bologna Italy, March 2016

pasteup on a salmon coloured door with a green wall on one side and a grey metal shutter on the other. The pasteup is of two women, one is upside down.

below: Sneakers by K2m

street art paste up of white high top rinning shoes with K2m written on the side in large red letters. The shoes are covered with what looks like drawings of yarn and balls of yarn

bluish grey graffiti paingint on a wall of a child (head and shoulders) wearing a leopard costume, but with the mask lifted up so child's face shows, on a door

graffiti on an old stone building with burgundy coloured window shades, blue tag, other words written on the wall include

black stencil of Robin Williams on a wall, graffiti

paste up of yellow crown on a young man's head. The graffiti has been placed above a metal feature on a concrete wall so the eyes look like they are peering over it. Someone has written the words Casa Lucio with an arrow pointing upwards above the crown.

black stencil of a woman's head in profile, long hair, wearing a hat, words coming out of her mouth, shape of words is a megaphone. Words say " Chi si loda s'imbroda"

black stencil of the pope's head and shoulders on a brown wood wall. The words "dici a me" are stenciled on too.

paste-up of a man's head and neck, with a red outline painted around his head. glasses and a beard.

stencil in black on a concrete wall that is not in good shape, a man, from the waist up wearing a black jacket and a necklace. One hand is raised to shoulder level, showing palm. Over one shoulder are two red lip marks

a grey tone graffiti on a pinkish wall, a small furry animal with a fez on its head and eyes that resemble nuclear symbols, sits atop a man's head. he has two sets of eyes and a large mouth with teeth

a paste up of a person with short black hair, a blue hat and blue eyes, holding a black cat. On the person's arm, written in blue are the words "Pieces were stolen from me"

a paste up with slightly curled edges, graffiti on a concrete wall, a black picture of a man like creature with stylized features is pointing a large knife at its chest.
black drawing on white, paper paste up street art, man's head and neck in profile, no skin, shows the muscles of the face and neck. with part of the skull removed to reveal the brain. By SNEM
A silhouette shape of a rabbit's head and ears made of paper that has fern leaves on it. Pasted on a metal piece on a wall.

below: Two pieces by kocore

a street art piece in orange by kocore of the head of a Soviet cosmonaut with his helmet on.

street art piece of a skull made up of lots of grey lines The word Kocore is beside the skull

stencil of a woman sticking out the top of a long limo, black on concrete.

below: Make peace or dead, by exitenter

Small painting of a stick figure with its hands on its hips. Its face is a flower, looks like a red daisy with 6 petals. The words " make peace or dead are written above

graffiti on a beige wall, a stick drawing of a person stands on the upper right part of a red heart. The word exit is written above the left side of the heart

below: The fox and the grapes, by exitenter, probably a reference to Aesops fable. When the fox couldn’t reach the grapes, it pretended that the grapes were sour.  The “lesson” from the fable being that there are many people who pretend to despise and belittle things that are beyond their reach.graffiti on a concrete wall, an orange fox reaches for a bunch of yellow grapes that are higher on the wall

black stencil on grey concrete wall, man reaching out from inside a TV to turn the TV off, by Skene Two small stencils on a wall, a green hand grenade and a black handgun,

white stencil on black of leaf from marijuana plant with the words my lucky star23 written aroud it. On black background

Union Lane, Melbourne

Union Lane is a short alley in downtown Melbourne and like a lot of lanes in Melbourne, there is some street art on the walls.  Here is a selection:

on a grey metal door in an alley, a simplistic painting of a chubby black boy wearing a white shirt and holding a bunch of white, pink, and red balloons, some of the balloons are drifting away.

a multi coloured face painting in an alley that has had stickers added to it. The word beside the face is blender

5 old cassette tapes are mounted on a wall and then covered with spray paint as part of a street art piece in Melbourne

A grey man's face street art painting in Union Lane in Melbourne
street art in a lane of a man's face in orange, he has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. A large orange tag (only partially seen) is across his forehead

a balaclava mounted on a wall in an alley in such a way that it looks like a face, covered in pink and gold spray paint as part of a street art piece

In Union Lane, Melbourne, on a wall, a drawing of buddha's face with the words to Hare Krishna written beside it, along with "be happy"

Two wheatpaste pictures of women. On the left is a woman in a head scarf with the name Malala Yousafai written below. On the right is another woman in a head scarf and a thought bubble that says 'My purpose is to serve humanity'.

The head and neck of a creature with a beak, with a droopy melted pencil lying across it, plus words in a square that say bmd Noah Eva, plus of Bill Murray beside sign that says Bill Posters Prosecuted

a man's face wheatpaste in the foreground and a double metal guard rail mounted on a wall and covered with graffiti in the background

little monsters, green, pink and purple with big eyes and scared open mouths

street art painting of a woman's head, shoulder length black hair, sunglasses and also a peeling paper wheatpaste

white sticky tape face-like creation on the pavement

a wall in a laneway in Melbourne, on it are three things, a sign that says "Bill Posters Prosecuted", a paper wheatpaste of a silhouette of a naked woman, and a face in two colours - orange on one side and white on the other, with the name Tina written on it. The orange side has eye open and the white side has eye closed.

 

between Brunswick and Anstey stations

It’s a short walk north from Brunswick station on the Melbourne Metro train line to the next station, Anstey.  A bike and pedestrian path runs beside the train tracks.  Some of the following photos were taken along that path while some of the photos were from nearby lanes.

The likeness of a man wearing a hat. All in blue with black details, A mouth, a nose, and many many eyes, on a brick wall, street art

 

street art of what looks like a tall red fire hydrant with at least two faces, on on the front and one on the side. Arms are hoses, smiling,

wheatpaste on a metal box that is bolted to a concrete block beside the railway tracks. The picture is on white, black line drawing of a cat on two legs, outlined in purple. Cat is wearing a jacket with batman logo on it, also belt and one glove . Not a real cat, but drawn to look like a cat that has been sewn together with fabric - stitches in the face,

A wall of a brick building beside a train track. It is covered with street art including a very large skull with a gold crown tied to it, a laughing man's face, and a lot of geometrics.

two bikes parked against a metal railing beside a bike path. on the other side of the railing is a two storey L shaped brick building with the lower level covered with two large tags, one says ETAM. FBS is written on the second storey.

small wheatpaste poster on a metel support. The picture is of a spray paint can made to look like a person. The top (where you push down) is the head. Cylinder shaped body. It has two arms and it is holding a small spray can in one hand.

street art of wolf head on person beside a real door with a white metal grille

large mural of a girl with short black hair and black dress writing on the wall.

graffiti on a brick wall beside a bioke path and train tracks

blue man's face, he is scowling, wearing a hat and smoking a cigar.

wall beside a bike path and train track, with a blue tag that includes 4 hearts

street art painting of a yellow fish head with a sad face

large red brick industrial building beside the train tracks, large windows consisting of many small panes of glass, around the windows there is a lot of graffiti

cartoon painting of a red fire hydrant (or maybe fire extinguisher) with a big mouth, several teeth, and a tongue, two eyes, and hoses for arms.

a large ugly purple face with small eyes and a very large mouth, teeth bared, drool coming out of mouth

knitted square attached to a chain link fence, beige cross on grey background. Wall of graffiti out of focus in the background.

old wheatpaste that is peeling off the wall. It was a person holding an ax over its head and it looks like it is attacking a real air conditioner that is mounted on the wall.

street art on a wall that includes a woman in a gas mask who is spray painting.

exterior wall, old sink in the corner, on the wall are some posters that say SH [heart] DW as well as David and Siobhan sitting in a tree

David and Siobhan sitting in a tree k i s s i n g


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in the foreground is part of a corrugated metal fence with R I P in black that is part of a black, yellow, orange and red street art piece. In the background is a fence by some new houses. On the fence are a couple of tags, one of them is for SPED

page from a book written in German that has been pasted onto a wall that is painted with multicoloured graffiti. The book page is about chinchillas and has a picture of a chinchilla on the top third of the page. Someone has written in black marker over it,

The walk to the wishing tree
The giving tree swaying high in [illegible]

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wall, two windows with old and dirty awnings one of which is broken. Graffiti tag says pork in large light blue letters, also redrum dwis,
street art painting of a very blue older man's face, wearing a head band, with mustache. Three other faces are around him as well as a lot of tags

two worn and faded posters on a graffiti covered wall

around Brunswick station

Brunswick station is on the Metro rail line, about a twenty minute ride north of Melbourne station.  This post represents some of the street art that I saw when I walked around the vicinity of the station.  The Upfield bike path runs parallel to the train tracks in this area.

On a brown brick building, a wheatpaste of a mother holding a child's hand and she is holding a red and white parasol in the other.

On a brown brick building, a wheatpaste of a mother holding a child's hand and she is holding a red and white parasol in the other. Close up of the upper part of the people

Mural of a train on a wall, along the side of the Railway Hotel

Along the wall of the Railway Hotel.

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Street art painting by rashe, the letters of his name.

black and white wheatpaste high on a yellowish brick wall

tag-like street art, letters with a capital A in the beginning, the letters are in a peach or salmon colour.

The corner of a one story white building that has a lot of graffiti on the lower half of the building.

mural in turquoise and grey featuring a toucan

Upfield letter loops says the toucan.

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Two little grey crocheted sun hat shapes attached to a pole that is covered in beige crochet.

wheatpaste street art by baby guerilla of a mother holding a baby while flying across the sky, with a child holding onto her ankles and another child holding onto the first child's ankles

baby guerilla

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mujlti coloured mural that includes an orange and purple guitar. A bike is parked in front of the mural

A large portrait of a man in profile from the shoulders up. It is supposed to be Jesus.

Jesus in profile on the side of the Later Rain Chapel.

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Graffiti on a corrugated metal fence. The Railway Hotel is in the background.

Graffiti on the lower level of M & M Meats pty ltd. C M E in large black letters on a blue background.

Two wheatpastes. Both are on a page of an old book. Each is drawn in black. On the left is the head and torso of a man, on the other is a man's head in profile.

Graffiti on a cement wall. A man's face, a skull and a rabbit, all scrawled.

A sticker on a grey wall. White circle with green dots around it, a little pink blob creature sitting on top of it

street art creature with triangular face and white mane.

after the last departure

The last train left Buffalo Central Terminal station on October 28, 1971.  Many of the platforms remain, abandoned for more than forty years. It was a modern structure when it was built in 1929 but now it lies in disrepair. The upper level offices and waiting rooms are open to the elements and the tracks are overgrown.

graffiti on the walls of an abandoned building, blue and green tags

There are few reminders of its former life

pink concrete post with an old painting on it, red circle with white words that says fire extinguisher here. Someone has written in yellow below it, not anymore.

but most things that could be removed were ripped out long ago.

crumbling brick pillers in front of a wall on which someone has written Slime heads

large pink hand giving a thumbs down sign, graffiti on a wall. the words Urban scar have been written beside it. The hand is in a large yellow oval shape

graffiti painting - a man with the words Can't you see? The foundation is crumbling. Trashman is written in large red letters, also a mock coca-cola logo
hole in a brick wall, through the hole can be seen graffiti writing on the wall that says Dawg tag klew memba only!

 

An x has been cut into the edge of piece of corrugated metal. Someone has painted two white dots above it to make it into a face

graffiti painting of a person's head with wide brimmed red hat covering the upper part of the face. Words coming from his/her mouth are: For adult intellectuals only. On a wall in an abanded train station

walls in a state of decay and crumbling, with scrawls and graffiti on them

broken brick wall with an orange and yellow bright tag on it.

a wall with yellow and white tags, an abandoned train station, the room is now open to the elements

a blue tag that says youlok on a wall in an abandoned building

red and white horizontal striped square painted on a wall of an abandoned building with a drawing of a padlock on top of it. Brand name of the lock is master.

pink and purple stencilled butterflies on a concrete post

Words and other graffiti written on grey walls of an abandoned train station in Buffalo, one set of words says This place is a prison. Another set of words says Our work was good

street art paintings on the walls of an abandoned train platform.

red and white horizontal stripes in a square with a large H.A. painted on top of it. Someone has made the first period into an exclamation mark. Written in black on top it are the words Life Lyfe Nigger

a large spiral made with spray paint on a concrete block wall