Glasgow is renowned for its impressive street art and while I didn’t go on one of the many walking tours of the artwork available I did take some time one afternoon to seek some of them out. A few of my favourites are below.
The above, unofficially titled St Mungo, is probably the one I’ve seen the most shared around social media but it really is a stunning piece and definitely worth seeing in person to take in all the details close up. Completed in 2016 it’s by the artist Smug.
Another one of Smug’s work is this beautiful wildlife scene overlooking Ingram Street car park. Tricky to pick a favourite but the badgers are particularly adorable. I love the way it looks like you’re peering through holes in the wall.
Created for his 75th birthday by the artist Rogue One this is a great portrait of Billy Connolly that you can find in Osborne Street.
Another one of Smug’s works is this image of a girl with a magnifying glass not far from Glasgow Central Station.
You can find more photos of Glasgow’s street art here.
As I was in the Shoreditch area by the time I’d finished my planned Open House London visits I decided to have a wander around and look at some of the street art the area is famous for – with apologies that I didn’t make note of where exactly each photo was taken, here are some of my favourites.
In 2014 Transport for London, along with businesses and artists created an art trail to celebrate the iconic London bus. All the sculptures were to be auctioned off for charity in 2015 but at least one, Westminster Bus by Jenny Leonard, was still in place in late 2016 when I took these photos.
Located just off Pelham Street in Nottingham, Cobden Chambers dates from around 1801 and then, as now, was home to a variety of independent businesses including lace designers and photographers.
The artwork at Sneinton Market changes fairly frequently and here are some of my favourites which I photographed last month.
Another post featuring some of the street art to be found around Nottingham.
More examples of street art found around the streets of Nottingham. The first is on a building by the side of the canal.
As I’m constantly taking photos around Nottingham I thought I’d do a round up of some of the street art I find on my travels. This post combines some old art work that has since been painted over as well as pieces you can still find around the city.