Bruce and I decided to do something different and went exploring just to photograph some street art.  I don’t know much about street art but find that I’m drawn to it. It’s exciting to walk down some little street or lane way and discover amazing paintings, on the side of buildings, garage doors and in car parks. It’s like a private discovery. I like some more than others…..not so much random scribble…..but paintings. I know – who am I to judge but some I find more interesting than others.

Here are just a few of the photos we took!

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Creative advertising for businesses.

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Many of these were in car parks around the Nimman area and some Riverside – I should have kept a record!

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Some more we found Riverside around the bridge and along some river pathway. Not sure what goes on around there!

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A special number!

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Following are some more touristy ones around the Think Park shops in the Nimman area.

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Found these on Ratvithi Rd Lane 1 (I think) in the Old City which are just stunning! The whole lane way is a series of paintings.

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The walls of the U.S. Consulate have been created by local schools to showcase the  180 year anniversary of relations between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand.

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These are more on the riverside wall of the US Consulate.

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I love the rawness of street art but as in all countries there are different opinions – is it a form of creativity or is it simply vandalism. I have read that some people in Chiang Mai welcome it as a form of creativity but others are of the opinion that it has no connection to the Thai culture.

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I found out that recently Chiang Mai hosted the international ‘Meeting of Styles’ graffiti festival that welcomed some of the worlds top graffiti artists.

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We enjoyed walking around the place exploring the lane ways, bridges, and car parks and discovered some stunning work – these are just a few of them! An enjoyable couple of big walks.

Happy travels!