Postcard from the streets of Paris

October 31, 2010 in Postcards

The beauty of Paris lies in its timeless architecture, monumental attractions and perfectly-planned French gardens. However, much of its character can be found in its streets: the graffiti, the murals, the posters that have been torn down and put back up again. While the art in the Louvre is timeless, the art on the streets gives a glimpse into the heart of today’s Paris.

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  • So cool, I love street art

  • Anonymous

    Nice! One of my favorite things to do in cities is take pictures of street art. It’s all so creative and I feel tells a lot about the culture in which it was created.

  • You captured some good street art!

  • Anonymous

    Very true. I think it’s a reflection on society–just as we look at old paintings to give us clues about their lives at that time.

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorite parts of a new city!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks! The Marais and Mouffetard areas were amazing.

  • Street art is one of the things that I LOVE about traveling. There is so much talent out there!

  • I love this! I wrote a recent post titled 9 Examples of Street Art from Around the World. http://www.pausethemoment.com/2010/09/21/9-examples-of-street-art-from-around-the-world/

    The silhouette man with the umbrella one is actually in Paris right on the edge of the Seine. And the one with Albert Einstein is in Paris as well!

    Excellent job, there’s really nothing greater than capturing street art with your camera.

  • The turntable sewer cap ROCKS!

  • Anonymous

    There were a few around the city–but all with different colors! So great!

  • Anonymous

    I honestly think that some of the art I see on the streets is better than what I see in museums. SO much talent!

  • i like the second to last best!

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorites as well! It’s so vibrant, especially in the midst of a neutral city like Paris.

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