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Images: Graffiti Around The World

Images: Graffiti Around The World

During his recent holiday, Scoop's Lyndon Hood had the foresight to take some holiday snaps of local graffiti.

Lack of such photos from Leeds, Newcastle, Southern Norway and Venice suggests the street art in those places was either too mundane to bother with or mostly absent. He does, however, have records of the following:

Wylam, UK

tagging, stencils
on old bridge, Wylam
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Bergamo, Italy

fresco on outside
wall of Bergamo Cathedral
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Okay, techinically that's probably a 'fresco' rather than graffiti. But it is graphics on walls.

Brussels, Belgium
Very pretty city - also with lots of your basic tagging in places. Perhaps the modernist architecture encourages it.

tagged modernist
public wall, brussels
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tagged door,
brussels
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Lisbon, Portugal
Though the Portugese are famous for covering their walls with tiles, Lisbon was also notable for the amount of stencilling. Some souvenir shops sold tshirts with a picture of someone using an airbrush to write "LISBOA" in big, stencilled letters.

stencil,
lisbon
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stencil,
lisbon
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music shop stencil,
lisbon
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three-colour
stencil, lisbon
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Singapore
This was the piece of graffiti Lyndon saw in Singapore. He's pretty sure it was gone when he left a couple of days later.

mushroom stencil,
singapore
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