PHOTO CHALLENGE: STREET ART

Because I have been taking my sweet time with finishing up the text for my next post (three posts, actually — I am multitasking and procrastinating at the same time), a fellow blogger challenged me to put up some photos of Moscow in the meantime. The result is also a celebration of major personal achievement, namely — remembering to take my camera with me when I leave the house.

Yesterday morning I had to run some errands around town, and came across these three fun examples of the Moscow street art.

A mural on a 19th-century building. I have absolutely no idea what this alien-looking thing is or why is it there.

A mural on the side of a 19th-century apartment building. I have absolutely no idea what this alien-looking thing is or why is it there.

This is an installation spelling out the name of the neighborhood where it is located. The CPETEHKA/ Sretenka follows the eponymous street -- one of the oldest streets in Moscow.

This installation spells out the name of the neighborhood where it is located. I think the graffiti fits in very well with the piece. The CPETEHKA/ Sretenka neighborhood is busy and charming, and follows the eponymous street — one of the oldest streets in Moscow. Here is some great history of the area, for Russian readers.

A mural in Sretenka. It is actually an advertisement for Ahmad Tea (a UK brand) and uses Alice in Wonderland imagery.

A mural in Sretenka. It is actually an advertisement for Ahmad Tea (a UK brand) and uses mostly Alice in Wonderland imagery.

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15 thoughts on “PHOTO CHALLENGE: STREET ART

  1. I looove that first pic! I taught a CEO right down the street and the class finished before the whole wall was finished. It looks amaaaaazing!

    You need to bring out your camera more often!

  2. Street art is so much fun, because it’s always a serendipitous find! I recently photographed some street art in Washington, DC and Nantes, France. Thanks for sharing your pictures of Moscow!

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    • Indeed. Wasn’t expecting Alice stuff in the middle of Moscow, especially it’s Hollywood, Johnny Depp iteration. And it turns out that this brand of English tea isnt even retailed in the UK? You can only order it online, or something.

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