la Rue du Graffiti

I was in the Belleville area of Paris the other day getting my chinese food fix-I think I could eat it every day-when I happened to notice a very colorful, very tagged street right near the Belleville metro stop.

It is apparantly a whole street that allows and encourages grafitti and almost every building side was covered in wild painting.

A kid painting over some graffiti already there.

A look at one of the walls.

Someone at work-note the mask. The whole street reeked with the odor of spray paint.

6 thoughts to “la Rue du Graffiti”

  1. What a fun discovery. I can’t imagine the nerve it would take to paint over that phenomenal graffiti. You’d have to really know you were superior, wouldn’t you?

  2. What a great idea to have a street where graffiti is actually encouraged! Someone certainly had initiative and and was pragmatic enough to create such a street. Really, people will tag anything, so if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

  3. What a concept – a street dedicated to graffiti! Normally I detest the stuff and it makes me sad to see the 6E defaced with it. But I have to say that “Tag City” looks quite interesting. Thanks for showing us so many different sides of Paris.

  4. Interesting..certainly different from LA…nice to have a place where it is considered “art” and encuraged.

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