Red Arabic writing provides a pattern in the background. The English translation is: “Let your eyes be cast on the mountaintops.”
A couple of stretches of concrete wall in Pilsen have recently been opened up to street artists in Chicago. One of these is on South Wood Street immediately north of the railway tracks (by West 15th Street). This past week, August 2019, a group of artists painted the wall. This is a selection of the murals that now adorn that wall.
below: Some of the new murals
below: As you emerge from under the bridge, this is the first mural that you see on the west side of Wood Street.
below: Peace mural by @sob_e (aka Eliza Riley Delgado)
below: Warrior City Tribe by Mero
below: Breaking down walls and letting the rats and vermin out.
below: Two alligators (Crocodiles?), one break dancing and one stepping out in a hoodie and bling.
below: Sponge Bob Square Pants tries his hand at singing while Bart Simpson spins.
below: On the left is a mural by Yo Loco
below: by @All_CITY_COWBOY, helicopter, music, and mayhem in the city.
below: With the green lizard character standing by
Graffiti and street art seen in Baptist Lane, CBD
below: looking down the lane. On the immediate right is an old mural of the Last Supper which has been scrawled over almost to the point of making the mural indecipherable.
below: A blank eyed bride with her flowers
below: Two faced and holding up a jacket.
below: Red brick wall and a window box
below: I’m against all authority except my mother (close enough translation anyhow).
below: Studying the hole in the fence
below: Two little cats
Chopper Lane is a small dead end alley that runs off Perry Street in Collingwood. This bright blue mural is at the end of the lane.
below: I can’t read the signature at the bottom right, any ideas?
below: The signature at the bottom right of this one is utama.co and lingerid. Unfortunately, I cut off the signature on the left (partially visible here).
below: One Mob
below: Mural of a sugar glider, a small nocturnal possum.
I’m not sure if it’s still Chopper Lane after it crosses Perry Street, but you can continue walking north.
below: Looking across Perry Street from north to south.
below: On the paper it is written: “Sometimes a deal with the devil is better than no deal at all.” Even if it’s the devil from the TV show “Futurama”
below: A knight in no armour but a helmet spearing open a spray paint can.
below: I’m not sure it’s “street art” but it was too cute not to include here.
below: A closer look.
below: Two pasteups on a pole
below: Oh! It looks like I was spotted!
If you walk to the end of the lanes, you’ll find yourself on Bedford Street where there is another mural by Lingerid.
below: A large mural in Thessaloniki by DAL and Faith47.
below: The unspeakable truth
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.
below: All you see are the blue eyes… veil by vales?
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.
below: Encircled in purple
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.
below: Making music. Once again the words are written in Greek so I don’t understand them.
below: White tigers on a wall. Mama and her two little ones along with some paste-up faces.
below: Death sneaks up from behind. Colourful.
below: Oh no! Another picture with a motorbike!
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,
below: oink, oink, grunt, grunt. A wonderfully real looking pig albeit a purple one.
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.
below: His sunglasses match his tongue.
below: Skane, sorc and zombie with a tongue
below: Little blue man and a signature that I’m not sure about.
below: Two faces in white and orange.
To find out where we’ve taken picture of street art, check our “Locations” page!
Some of the graffiti and street art seen in Thessaloniki Greece, April 2017
below: A skull with text. Unfortunately I do not know the names of the artists involved.
below: sae pra
below: enuff on top with abstract faces and body parts below
below: roko in red and white
below: Two pieces high on a wall. The bottom one looks like asosorc?
below: Graffiti above the school entrance
below: Don’t trust angels
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!
below: A brightly coloured bird flies on one side of the pub
below: A peacock continues the bird theme on the other side of the Bernard Shaw.
Perhaps that’s him on the wall above?
below: Don’t forget to look up too.
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.
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.
below: This one accompanies a happy birthday and I love you message written for Angela, presumably written by Caolan.