The belvedere in Parc de Belleville with street art by Seth.
Community mosaic in the Parc de Belleville
Blue sky and a sea of stars at a crèche in Porte-Saint-Denis
This is (or was) a blog about plants and gardens, mostly in Paris. Street art first snuck in to the blog by featuring plants or appearing in parks. COP21 led me to street art as environmental action. Then winter arrived and I started to appreciate the ways that paint, paper and paste can enliven a dull street on a grey day, when the trees are leafless and the parks unappealing.
Wisteria wall art in rue Crémieux
A ship of dreams at the entrance to a crèche in the 10th arrondissement.
The tail of a dragon in rue du Moulin Vert
An heraldic dragon in Butte aux Cailles
A bird man in Passage Barrault
A whale in the Modernité Durable? series by Atomludik
A whale with a message in Butte aux Cailles, January 2016
A fish in Butte aux Cailles
M. Chat by Canal Saint Martin – January 2016
Sad cats by Chat Noir, January 2016
A strange fish by the canal lock
‘The real intelligence is to do good. Only good can overcome evil’. Chalk art in Place de la République, January 2016
Street art on the radio at Radio Marais
Odyssey for COP21 – street in Paris December 2015
Sunshine and street art in Parc de Belleville, October 2015
A touch of magic at Bi-Continental garage
Mural by Koralie for Le Climat au Pied du Mur, December 2015
A passage transformed by unSolub
Chalk art conversation by Groove
People change not climate change – street poster in Paris December 2015
This is still a blog about plants and gardens but it’s also about urban spaces, green or otherwise. Street art is a living and evolving part of the Paris street scene and reflects the rich diversity of the city. I’m getting to know a little more of Paris through the images its citizens choose to paint and paste in the street.
The pieces I choose to photograph and post in this blog are, of course, a personal selection but that’s what city life is like. Everyone has to make sense of the city in their own way; each person’s version of the story is their own.
Click on any photo to view the two galleries. For links to individual posts and information on the artists, search ‘street art’ by clicking on the magnifying glass on the menu bar.