London Street Art

There are a lot of people painting things on buildings in London, particularly in Eastern London. Of course everyone used to hate it but now it’s become really celebrated and coveted. Some of the graffiti looks nicer than others.

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Caught red-handed! Although it was fascinating to watch. How does someone get a spray can to paint with such precision? Also, I like bees.

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Y is for York!

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Some of the graffiti art is teensy tiny. This artist, Ben Wilson, paints on smashed pieces of gum.

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Graffiti isn’t the only thing on the walls of London that’s interesting. There are historical plaques all over the place. I liked this one in particular; nothing like a 400 year old pesthouse. Of course the pesthouse is long gone. It’s now a car park. I wonder if once we’re dead we can look back in history and watch things unfold. Because I bet life in the 1600’s was pretty interesting.

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I don’t know why I find the idea of a milkmaid so charming, but I do. Sadly the milkmaids were nowhere to be found.

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And while this isn’t technically a wall, it’s still a vertical surface. I totally dig this door knocker.

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There was just no end of cool stuff to see in London.

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2 thoughts on “London Street Art

  1. Wow!! Most of this art is simply GORGEOUS! How wonderful to cover a nasty brick wall with such amazing talent! Do horrid people deface the really beautiful art with initials and messes? Somehow, I read about a milkmaid, but didn’t see one — ??? I wonder if artists have to get any kind of permit to do a huge painting. And painting on gum — HILARIOUS!

    I’m LOVING these posts! Keep it up!

  2. There are some great graffiti artists around – and what spun me out with this post is I actually follow the guy who painted the second pic on Instagram!

    Thanks for posting your holidays, I love the escape 🙂

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