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March 1, 2017

France: Marseille’s Street Art

Filed under: Europe, France, Photography, Street Art, Travel, Travel, Writing — Tags: , , , , , — anotherheader @ 10:23 pm


Street art flourishes at the economic edge. With a quarter of its population living below the poverty line, Marseille has edginess in abundance. It also has plenty of street art.

Though we didn’t know it at the time, when we visited in June 2016 it was during the Marseille Street Art Show. The show undoubtedly encouraged some of the art that we saw. Many of the pieces looked fresh.


Though volunteer street art will likely stay on the periphery, it has gained greater acceptance over the years. Even up market publications like Condé Nast Traveler now see street art as more of an attraction than an eyesore. Once again art at the edge works its way into the mainstream.



A piece by Russ




  1. You must have loved shooting those photos. One thing I haven’t seen, and would be fascinating, is to watch the creation of these works. They just seem to appear. I bet there is a YouTube, but to watch in person …

    Comment by ianmccauley2014 — March 3, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

  2. Nice pictures that one loves to see again.Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by azuremorn — March 5, 2017 @ 6:53 am

  3. Reblogged this on Site Title.

    Comment by azuremorn — March 5, 2017 @ 11:57 am

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