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Images: Graffiti Around The World

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2008 11:33 AM
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


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Bergamo, Italy


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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.


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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.


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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.


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