Belgium. Ghent ‣ Part 3. Graffiti

By Dmitry Kann 1 min read In Belgium. Ghent This post in Russian 0214

Last time I only briefly mentioned Werregarenstraat, the only street in the city where graffiti is officially allowed. It’s barely visible from Hoogpoort it joins to:

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This street is about a hundred metres along and two across, all covered with layered paitings by city inhabitants and visitors (I posted about Ruiterskwartier, a similar street in Leeuwarden).

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Right at the entrance are Jip and Janneke, characters from immensely popular books by Annie M. G. Schmidt (I wonder whether this is of Dutch or Belgian authorship):

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Trending: a certain Nesh commemorated Nelson Mandela:

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A lonesome artist at work (the only we’ve seen here):

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In the rage of creation even the bars get painted:

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Below are some highlights of the graffiti display:

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In the next part, which will be the last one, I’ll tell you about Ghent Contemporary Art Museum, S.M.A.K. ■

See also

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Belgium. Ghent ‣ Part 4. S.M.A.K.
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Belgium. Ghent ‣ Part 2. Night
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Belgium. Ghent ‣ Part 1. Day
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Ghent Light Festival 2015
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Bulgaria ‣ Part 2. Plovdiv
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Bulgaria ‣ Part 1. Sofia

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