Great street art straight from Berlin, (c)ourtesy my friend Paul
A couple of years ago, Conde Nast Traveller called Berlin, “The world’s best street art spot”, and it’s difficult to argue with that assessment. A myriad of artists from all over the world have been creating a kaleidoscope of street art across Berlin for decades, ranging in size and scale from a sticker on a lamppost to the side of a building. Walking around the streets, we regularly unearth extraordinary artworks. Tristan Eaton’s huge Attack of the 50 Foot Socialite, is just one example.
When it comes to street art, Berlin really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Attack of the 50 Foot Socialite, Berlin Street Art, Germany
Israel / Palestine by Shepard Fairey, Berlin Street Art, Germany
Daphne and Apollo by Francisco Bosoletti and Young Jarus, Berlin Street Art
There are areas of the city that…
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Holy Mackerel Daphne and Apollo are huge. And I love the Socialite! That’s just great. When were you in Berlin last?
Paul has a very good eye for street art (and many other things) 🙂
Berlin? Almost ten years. I like the place the I can’t shake an uneasy feeling. Too much history. 🙂
Yah, some places evoke that don’t they? I understand these days it is a mecca for art and culture and food. My German friend didn’t go there for a very long time and now visits and enjoys often.
That’s right you have a German BFF, you guys met in Paris again the last time, right?
Berlin is definitely worth a trip.
Yes we were there together last April 2016.
Yep. 3 years already…
Colin was with me internally. 😉
I know, I remember! Best to start travel training! 😉
Berlin will be on the list some day!
That’s amazing street art!
It is isn’t it? Makes me want to go back to Berlin. When were you there last?
I have no desire to return to Berlin Brian, I took the Viking Tour in 2016 and cruised the Rhine from Bern down through the Moselle Valley region. I am dying to rerun.
I’m sure you do. We did a shorter route on the Rhine in the 80’s. From Mainz to Köln if I recall, Stopping overnight in quaint old villages. Name Andernacht pops in my mind. “Guten Abend, haben Sie eine Zimmer frei? Mit Früstuck?” 😉
Guten Abend, es tut uns leid, dass wir gebucht haben, heute Abend keine Zimmer. Vielleicht in Bitburg?
Haha! “Keine zimmer” happened sometimes. Didn’t have to go to Bitburg though. 😉
M’y friends got stuck over there somewhere in the Black Forest , Keine Zimmer, spent the night in a deserted train car. So creepy!
Very creepy… 🙂
(I also remember that on all maps the castles had a mention: castle such and such built… destroyed by the French in 16something!)
I kept my French low…
(I must confess I had to look up leid, désolé, and gebucht which I’d forgotten…) Thanks for the German brushup.)
Good to see all the wild stuff of my home-town. Made my day!
Happy to oblige, but my friend Paul Bell deserves all the credit. I just reblogged… 😉
Viel dank for the visit and comment.
Of course, I am now following also his blog. Merci beaucoup et a bientot!
You did well. He is one of the reasons I’m blogging. One of the 2 or 3 first blogs I followed. 🙂
Au revoir. A+ et tout ça.
Hello Equinoxio. I am always amazed at the size of building art. To try to paint something that large and have it come out well is a grand talent. Hugs
Absolutely. There are several buildings in the South of Paris with the same size of street art. (Need to post more). Can you imagine the vision to paint something that large?
I have been to Berlin in March and how fun, we have two pictures in common! 😁
It does happen. though in that case, I have yet to go back to Berlin and see for myself. Which pictures do you have in common with my friend Paul?
The second and the fifth. I forgot to reply you but then thus post just appeared again when I was looking for something else😊
No prob. (I had to go back to the post to see 2nd and 5th) Tschüss. Ciao. Au revoir.
Hasta luego 😊
Berlin street art looks pretty cool, thanks for sharing and have a great day 😀
You’re welcome. Likewise. 🙂
Envie de voir Berlin…
Ça vaut la peine. Même si pour qqn de ma génération, ça fait parfois un peu froid dans le dos. Trop d’histoire. J’y retournerai volontiers.
Prends un billet pour un week-end, c’est pas loin. 🙂
Tu as raison 🙂
Fabulous. I’m going to reblog it. Hope that’s okay.
Fine with me, and I’m sure it is with the original author.
I love street art, it has been very slow here, hardly any, but that’s our stiff British colonial heritage.
Haha! I was under the impression that Australians had pretty much shaken the stiffness?
Only after the second beer, it sure shows up in voting and change issues.
Which is why you should have two round elections? (Do you?) 😉
No, we only have a first round which is forever a hangover 🙂
Nice sense of humour my friend. Compliments.
Next round is on me…
Gladly accepted …
Compelling title for your post – and compelling art, too. Berlin has for so long been a place for that raw, hedonistic creativity. I don’t so much “like” these pieces (not that I think that’s their purpose) as admire their audacity.
Title’s merit to the original author. 🙂
And yes, “like” can be reductive. Does one “like” Hoggarth? Audacity most certainly.
If Hogarth were sketching in London today, I wonder what he would pick out – imagine he would find many of the same sights.
Probably. Though a sketch of his of today’s Commons would be interesting. (Gin Lane?)
T. May letting the baby entrusted to get care fall from her arms, the pawnbroker and undertaker signs bringing their own symbolism…
I think I can visualize that. What happened in this new century? 😦
This is fantastic art and it must be extremely difficult to get the proportions correct on such a huge scale. Thanks for sharing this with us, Brian.
Pleasure, Dina. My friend Paul has a good eye for street art.
I am in awe, and not just of the brilliant street art. Paul has quite a skill in making the art stand out from the structures they’re built upon.
Absolutely. He is very good. (And he introduced me to Street Art. I didn’t pay attention before.
I love friends who make me see the world in a new way.
Don’t we all? 😉
this is great. thank you for sharing. If you have a moment, I would really appreciate it if you could check out my music/ art blog I would really appreciate it! https://thehighsnlows.com
Hi Lorraine. Couldn’t find your blog “rawdumplings”. (Happens all the time with WP)
Yo, some of these are really cool!!
They are. All the credit to friend Paul, who now lives in Berlin and does incredible posts. Thanks for the visit.