Another fantastic street art post by Paul Bell.
It’s no surprise that a city like Budapest, with its cutting edge cultural attractions and a long history as an artistic centre, should have some impressive street art. Yet, I was still surprised by the wealth of building-sized art that is scattered across the central part of the city. Their approach is somewhat different to Berlin, where street art still feels a bit underground. In Budapest, the walls are more curated, deliberately transforming the city into a colourful canvass.
This is largely the result of the annual Színes Város Festival, or Colourful City Festival. Since 2014, they have been commissioning artists to brighten up the cityscape, and the festival has endowed central Budapest with some magnificent public artworks. While many of the invited artists are international, the festival has provided a shop window for homegrown talent. The Neopaint collective are particularly well represented.
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More and more cities are asking street artists to brighten up their urban landscapes … And that’s good!
It is very good. Public money well used (for once). I think this will the ultimate defeat of the Bauhaus… The reign of drab concrete may be over… 😉
A + Mélie.
When I was in Budapest, all this street art did not yet exist. One more reason to visit this wonderful city again!
I heard very positive comments on the “new” Budapest… But if it comes to priorities, I’ll go back to Asia first. 😉
The only time I have ever been to Asia was in Turkey, on the Asian side of the Bosporus. So I don’t really know what I am missing.
Well, you are missing what I think is quite possibly the immediate future of humanity. Wait until the current epidemic is over and buy your tickets… 😉
Lovely pics here. Great color.
Paul is very good at street art (and many other travel posts) I love his posts.
You are so right, fantastic.
I appreciated this sojourn through another city’s street art. I have to say that for me, the little monkey in the first one stole the show. I’ll remember him.
Such wonderful art. Love the photographs.
Paul always finds the greatest stuff. 😊
Thank you though the merit goes to the original blogger, Paul Bell…
Pretty cool Sir. I want to know why the monkey is so uncomfortable. Find this out and have it on my desk by 6pm yesterday.
Agatha! So nice to hear from you… How was your trip across the remnants of the Empire? (I assume that’s where you went of course, in search of the forgotten scone?)
Now the monkey? I’m afraid I’m not at liberty to say… Information will be restricted now because of Brexit.
How have you been?
Still intermittently absent as you can tell by my late consistently late responses…. But the main thing is I get there in the end! 😅
That was intermittent indeed. What is it that keeps you so busy and away form Blogland?
Did you took the photos? Everything is nice
No, I did not. My friend Paul Bell did. He has a great travel blog, and a keen eye for street art… 🙂
Still cool! Love the photos!
Can you share his travel blog with me? ☺️
Sure. There you are. He just posted a great Berlin street art piece:
Thanks! Im checking it out now
I hope this become much more common everywhere in the world. Imagine how beautiful the world will be?
It would. (Can’t access your site… can you ask WQP?)
I love this mural! Oh darn, looks like I will have to go back to Budapest to see what they have going on. I am such a big fan of street art! Thank you for this information.
Thank my blogger friend Paul. He made me want to go to Budapest too. 🙂
It is such an amazing city! I just needed another reason to go back soon. 😉
Book your flight then. 🙂
Wait. Not until the stupid strikes are over…
It will have to wait until at least 2022. I have all of my trips books for the next 2 years. 😃
All right! I don’t plan that far ahead. Though I already have our Paris tickets for this summer. And a trip to Colombia in December… Compliments What are your destinations?
That is pretty far ahead!!!!!!! I leave for Portugal in 2 months. Going out West for 2 weeks in the summer and a couple of weeks later to Toronto for a long weekend. Also to Nashville in October.
In 2021, heading to Sri Lanka in the spring and planning on Egypt in November.
I have a couple of blogs on Paris if you are looking for things to do there. 🙂
Far ahead? Summer in Paris? Egypt in Nov 2021 is far ahead… 🙂 (Be careful there. Lots of crazies)
Sri Lanka does call my attention. My parents went there in ’52.
Being French I know Paris inside out, but I’m always looking for different perspectives. There’s always something new to discover. e.g. I had never been to the flea market at Saint-Ouen until I saw Woody allen’s “Midnight in Paris”. So send the links… 🙂
I am a planner. I keep hearing that about Egypt but I have always wanted to go. So go I must! hee hee
The first blog my not be much to your liking since it is about the Eiffel Tower: https://viewthrumylenz.com/10-best-spots-for-the-perfect-eiffel-tower-shot/
Since you are into artsy stuff, this one might be of interest to you: https://viewthrumylenz.com/59-rivoli-a-unique-former-squat/
This has some of the big touristy items but some off the beaten path ones as well: https://viewthrumylenz.com/10-best-things-to-do-in-paris/
And last but not least is my fun journey across Paris looking for Space Invaders. Another one I think you will like: https://viewthrumylenz.com/rejected-paris-street-art/
Thanks for the tips. I’d already seen your post on Rivoli. And commented, but that has probably gone to spam…
Wish I can stir up that magic! A fort will be nice with the capacity to maintain it. 🙂
great pix BTW
All merit goes to my friend Paul Bell… 🙂