World Street Art


Marylin waiting for the bus. Penang, Malaysia, 2017.


“Looking for truth and a flat.” In that order? The flat can be arranged. But Truth? Paris, La butte-aux-cailles, 2018.

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Can’t make head from…


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Tail… San Francisco, 2016. I simply can’t understand why the powers-that-be put a bus stop in front of perfectly good Street Art! Can’t take a decent shot. Seriously!

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May the Buddha be with you. Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 2018.


Brussels. Can’t remember who the comics characters are… Wait! Wonders of Internet, Victor Sackville by Francis Carin… A British Intelligence agent during WWI and the 20’s. (M.I. 5 or M.I. 6, I never could tell the difference.)

Bogotá, Colombia. Special menu at 18,000 Pesos. Trout or Beef. A bargain.


Changi Airport, Singapore, 2018. (Not a street? So?) The best airport I know. Impressive.

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Back to San Francisco. I should have moved the trash cans, I know.

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The Annunciation. Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois church, Paris. I would put the painting around late 1400’s, early 1500’s. A beauty. To the picky: churches are on a street, hence church art = street art.


UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). “Goya!” for UNAM would be the equivalent of “Roll Tide” for the “Univershity of Alabamer, Tuscalooser”.


I Forgot… What did I forget? Paris, Butte-aux-cailles.


Tintin and Snowy, aka Milou, on 15th Avenue, Bogotá, Colombia.


Reflection on Love. Paris, Rue Saint-André-des-Arts.

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Boris (Judas) Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn riding the Brexit dragon. Can’t really finish on that one, can I? All right. Two more:

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Shades of the tiger, Bangkok, 2018.

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Balance. Singapore, 2017.

Wishing you a week-ed of peace and balance.



63 thoughts on “World Street Art

    • Agreed. It was fun to see Marylin on the walls of a typical south-East asian town. The girl with the bandana gained power as I enlarged it, and the dancer in all its simplicity is probably my favourite. Have a great Sunday. 🙂

  1. Cool series! In Dutch Tintin is called Kuifje and his dog is named Bobbie. Kuifje because of his hair lock, and Bobbie… I don’t know, maybe the translater found it sounding good. Whatever – the characters are the same. 🙂

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    • That’s a good one! Actually no. It has to do with the way I take pictures. Snap. For street art, it can be complicated because cars or bus stops can get in the way. So I just move to get another angle. Don’t think too much. Take the picture and then edit. I probably didn’t really see the trash cans. 😉

  3. Simply stunning! I so envy the freedom you have to wander about like this.
    I have considered going Downtown in Jo’burg, but I would stand out like a sore thumb and waving a camera I might as well raise a sign saying Please Mug Me…

    • I know. My cousin and you paint a dire portrait of Jo’burg. What I did in Bogotá was to strike a deal with my niece and her boyfriend. He drove, we took pictures. In some pretty shaky neighbourhoods, I wouldn’t even go down form the car. It was early morning on Good Friday, so wasn’t much people out. I guess you have to evaluate the dangerousness. And not take unnecessary risks. Here in Mexico there are a few zones with great street art that we cross on the way to other parts, but I wouldn’t walk the street much, even in daylight. 🙂

      • It is unfortunate to feel this way. And even if some of those feelings are more imagined than real, I still would not feel comfortable enough to take such a risk.
        And yet, I worked in the centre of the City for years; in the Carlton Centre, and also in Main Street, less than a minute from the Carlton Hotel.
        In those days I would merrily stroll around Johannesburg with no thought other than to Sight-see ( initially) or to shop.
        As Dylan sang … ”The times they are etc etc …”

      • Don’t expose yourself. As I grow older (but not wiser) I realize how easy it is to screw a country or a place up. And how long it takes to lift it back up. Case in point: New York late 70’s. The Metro was very dangerous. You wouldn’t ride it after 8 or 9PM. And some parts of downtown Mahattan were the same. It took years to make New York a safe place again. 🙂

    • Haha! Yes! People!
      And I’m glad you liked the dancer. I wavered a bit before putting her at the end. But it seems to have been a good choice, based on visitors comments. Have a great week.

  4. Fabulous art here! Thank you!
    My fave is when there is a beautiful piece of street art, and they plant trees in front of it. ????
    Well, at least there is art there…somewhere! 😀

      • All I remember (other than being surprised) is that I’d taken a boat on the river and then was wandering through some nearby streets. Doubt I could find it now!

      • I don’t think I could either, unless I went back to the other pictures, using the pic number and the adjacent. This could have been on the left bank on our way to a terrace for a beer at sunset. 🙂

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