Look around you. The world is full of empty canvases. Everywhere you turn are empty walls where beautiful pieces of art could be, but often these spaces are overlooked in favor of boring blank nothingness. But fortunately for us there are artists out there who are determined to transform our world into the vibrant public art gallery that it deserves to be. Take a look at these before and after pictures of spectacular street art to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the gallery below serves to remind us of what our towns and cities could look like if only we used our imagination. Don't forget to vote for the best!

#1

Knowledge Speaks - Wisdom Listens, Street Art In Athens, Greece

Knowledge Speaks - Wisdom Listens, Street Art In Athens, Greece

Wild Drawing Report

Yvonne Bernal 3 years ago

Stunning. I love how they used 2 walls to make one mural!

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#2

Juliette Et Les Esprits, Montpellier , France

Juliette Et Les Esprits, Montpellier , France

Patrick Commecy Report

Loes Hozeman 3 years ago

you see something new every time you look at this mural

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#3

3D Mural In Poznan, Poland

3D Mural In Poznan, Poland

Waldemar Wylegalski , Google Maps Report

Arty 3 years ago

where did the parking go?

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#4

Renaissance, Le Puy en Velay, France

Renaissance, Le Puy en Velay, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Cassie 3 years ago

I want to go up those stairs!

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#5

Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

Smug Report

Roger Nehring 3 years ago

A contemporary St Francis Icon.

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#6

Au Fil De Loire, Brives Charensac, France

Au Fil De Loire, Brives Charensac, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

Oh this is beautiful..The illusion of the sea is stunning!

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#7

Giant Starling Mural In Berlin

Giant Starling Mural In Berlin

Nika Kramer , Google Maps Report

Mia Niemelä 3 years ago

For that mural, I'd live in that building.

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#8

The Whole Town Gets Repainted In Vibrant Graffiti, Palmitas, Mexico

The Whole Town Gets Repainted In Vibrant Graffiti, Palmitas, Mexico

Germen Crew Report

Yvonne Bernal 3 years ago

I think that guy who lives in the green house started the whole thing.... lol

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#9

Topart, Budapest, Hungary

Topart, Budapest, Hungary

Neopaint Report

yulia missy 3 years ago

i love it, make more beautiful and more green

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#10

Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK

Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK

Cheba , pubsgalore Report

Amanda Panda 3 years ago

That looks out of this world! Stellar!

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#11

Diving Dog Mural, Mechelen, Belgium

Diving Dog Mural, Mechelen, Belgium

Bart Smeets Report

Jesse Smith 3 years ago

too cute, makes me happy!

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#12

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco, California

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco, California

tiledsteps.org Report

Arty 3 years ago

difficult to see the difference if the pictures aren't taken from the same point of view...

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#13

Porte Des Lavandières, Aurec Sur Loire, France

Porte Des Lavandières, Aurec Sur Loire, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Roxy Burnand 3 years ago

This is photoshopped? Look at the clouds

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#14

Trash And Found Object Racoon Mural, Lisbon, Portugal

Trash And Found Object Racoon Mural, Lisbon, Portugal

Bordalo , Google Maps Report

Wombat34 3 years ago

Trash panda!

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#15

Lets Keep The Plants Alive, Bialystok, Poland

Lets Keep The Plants Alive, Bialystok, Poland

Natalia Rak , Google Maps Report

Melissa Apple 3 years ago

They didn't necessarily cut them down. The pictures are at different perspectives.

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#16

Brick Kidz, Montreal, Canada

Brick Kidz, Montreal, Canada

Seth Globepainter Report

Faturrahman 3 years ago

wow this one is so amazing *o*

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#17

Ringo Starr Street Art In Barcelona, Spain

Ringo Starr Street Art In Barcelona, Spain

AppleAtrocity Report

Jesse Smith 3 years ago

This is just too cool, love it, thinking outside the box, truly art.

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#18

Dob Suli, Budapest, Hungary

Dob Suli, Budapest, Hungary

neopaint Report

Ravon Lee Chaffee 3 years ago

Looks like a real tree house!

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#19

The Kiss Mural, Chelsea, New York, USA

The Kiss Mural, Chelsea, New York, USA

Elvert Barnes , Mary Lane Report

Erin Gallagher 3 years ago

Yeh...wish they'd memorialized a consensual kiss instead of this specific image. Look up the history of this picture if you're unaware - the woman was afraid, grabbed, and trying to push back against her assaulter.

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#20

Wise Grandpa, Kaunas, Lithuania

Wise Grandpa, Kaunas, Lithuania

Gyva Grafika Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

Wow

#21

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Marina Zumi Report

Byron X. 3 years ago

Now I know how they made it.

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#22

Budapest’s District 7

Budapest’s District 7

neopaint Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

Cool!

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#23

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

The original building is awful!! All the windows look in the wrong place and it just looks like a sad building... So glad they brought life to a building that had none!

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#24

La Galerie V, Levallois, France

La Galerie V, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Roxy Burnand 3 years ago

This is photoshopped? The bicycles at the front are in exactly the same position.

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#25

Umbrella Mural, Paris, France

Umbrella Mural, Paris, France

Seth Globepainter Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

Nice

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#26

Owl Mural In Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Owl Mural In Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Alexis Diaz Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

Love it!

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#27

Street Art On The Steps Of Beirut, Lebanon

Street Art On The Steps Of Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

Not everything needs bright colours....

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#28

Magic Book, Malmo, Sweden

Magic Book, Malmo, Sweden

Natalia Rak Report

Tamsen Botinelly 3 years ago

The colors are incredible - and this really shows the expression of someone with a great imagination, reading a well-written book. This was me as a little girl. I just love it!

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#29

Abandoned "Lietuva" Movie Theater, Vilnius, Lithuania

Abandoned "Lietuva" Movie Theater, Vilnius, Lithuania

Ernest Zacharevic , pamirsta.lt Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

Cool!

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#30

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Pantonio Report

Pedro Rodrigues 3 years ago

Painted last year during the WOOL - Festival de Arte Urbana da Covilhã more info here: www.woolfest.org www.facebook.com/woolfest

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#31

Mural In Montreal, Canada

Mural In Montreal, Canada

ashop Report

Tara Brinton 3 years ago

This is my favorite!

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#32

Signal Box In Toronto, Canada

Signal Box In Toronto, Canada

Emilia Jajus Report

Iris Omri-Engler 3 years ago

That's clever. Had to look twice :-)

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#33

Arthur Rubinstein, Lotz, Poland

Arthur Rubinstein, Lotz, Poland

Eduardo Kobra Report

Aleksandra Stanisławska 3 years ago

It's LODZ! (Polish: Łódź) ....

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#34

The Ethnicities, World’s Largest Street Mural For The Rio Olympics, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The Ethnicities, World’s Largest Street Mural For The Rio Olympics, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Eduardo Kobra Report

Tantethenoma 3 years ago

Totally AWESOME!!!

#35

The Masonic, Bristol, UK

The Masonic, Bristol, UK

Paul Green , Google Maps Report

dawa dawapana 3 years ago

Dank masterpiece

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#36

Aquarium, Levallois, France

Aquarium, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Roxy Burnand 3 years ago

This is photoshopped? Look at the clouds!

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#37

Barátságfa, Budapest, Hungary

Barátságfa, Budapest, Hungary

Neopaint Report

Kasia K 3 years ago

Lengyel, magyar – két jó barát, együtt harcol, s issza borát :) This one really brought a smile to my face :) Greetings from Poland, guys :)

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#38

Mitre´s Smile Mural On A Metallurgical Factory Placed In Avenue Mitre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mitre´s Smile Mural On A Metallurgical Factory Placed In Avenue Mitre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Guiviro Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

Funny

#39

Hercules Fighting The Centaur Nessus, Manchester, England

Hercules Fighting The Centaur Nessus, Manchester, England

Pichi&Avo Report

Tantethenoma 3 years ago

Such beautiful artwork!

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#40

Okuda, The Universal Chapel, Arkansas, USA

Okuda, The Universal Chapel, Arkansas, USA

OKUDA SAN MIGUEL Report

Kimberlee Catena 3 years ago

Omg I love it! 😃🤗💕✨❤️💛💚💙💜💖 wanna live knit! 😄

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#41

Café Reynaud, Estrablin, France

Café Reynaud, Estrablin, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Theresa Wilson 3 years ago

Must be very quick painters. The clouds haven't moved :P

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#42

Putin Kissing Trump Mural In Vilnius, Lithuania

Putin Kissing Trump Mural In Vilnius, Lithuania

Vygintas Skaraitis , Google Maps Report

.gas. 3 years ago

Not sure if this really "beautified" the area.

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#43

Les Dolto, Levallois Perret, France

Les Dolto, Levallois Perret, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Pi... 3 years ago

absolutely loved this one!

#44

Roméo Et Juliette, Levallois, France

Roméo Et Juliette, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

#45

Mural In Vilnius, Lithuania

Mural In Vilnius, Lithuania

millo Report

#46

Le Café Des Acteurs, Levallois, France

Le Café Des Acteurs, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Kiyomi Calwell 3 years ago

It looks like Patrick Commecy is loading up his proposal photos here but the murals are actually there... it would be great to see the finished photos.

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#47

Octopus Mural, Fremantle, Western Australia

Octopus Mural, Fremantle, Western Australia

Phlegm Report

#48

Cinéma “Le Vallois”, Levallois, France

Cinéma “Le Vallois”, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

I like this!

#49

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

I think I prefer the original....( sorry)..

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#50

Ornamental Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

Ornamental Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

Haleema 3 years ago

I love the idea of these colourful steps

#51

Beautiful Mural In Frankfurt (oder), Germany

Beautiful Mural In Frankfurt (oder), Germany

creative-stadt.de Report

Nikole Gericke 6 months ago

Frankfurt (Oder)...eine kleinstadt in ostdeutschland.. Das kaum einer kennt. Und es ist mein Wohnblock☺

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#52

La Guinguette, Brives-Charensac, France

La Guinguette, Brives-Charensac, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Roxy Burnand 3 years ago

This is photoshopped? It's the same photo?

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#53

Porte Des Festes, Aurec Sur Loire, France

Porte Des Festes, Aurec Sur Loire, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Narelle Craven 3 years ago

Photoshop giveaway- same clouds in both images

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#54

Dissection Of The Little Mermaid, Linz, Austria

Dissection Of The Little Mermaid, Linz, Austria

nychos , ursulinenhof Report

Catherine Hertzberg 3 years ago

Looks like something Salvador Dalí would paint.

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#55

Tableaux D'eyzin-Pinet, Eyzin-Pinet, France

Tableaux D'eyzin-Pinet, Eyzin-Pinet, France

Patrick Commecy Report

#56

A Wall For Memorie Urbane Festival In Gaeta, Italy

A Wall For Memorie Urbane Festival In Gaeta, Italy

millo Report

#57

Surreal Mural In Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

Surreal Mural In Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

Ana Maria Report

#58

Love Is The Answer, Chelsea, New York, USA

Love Is The Answer, Chelsea, New York, USA

Mary Lane Report

Haleema 3 years ago

Love this

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#59

Galerie Romanin, Béziers, France

Galerie Romanin, Béziers, France

Patrick Commecy Report

#60

Mairie D'adissan, Adissan, France

Mairie D'adissan, Adissan, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Melissa Blythe 2 years ago

Well done

#61

Facade In Bad Freienwalde, Germany

Facade In Bad Freienwalde, Germany

creative-stadt.de Report

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#62

Welsh Dragon, Cardiff, Wales

Welsh Dragon, Cardiff, Wales

Phlegm Report

Reyna Austria 3 years ago

Nice!

#63

Mural In Hollywood, Fl, Usa

Mural In Hollywood, Fl, Usa

Douglas Hoekzema Report

Melissa Blythe 2 years ago

Cool!

#64

Happy Childhood, Drawing Of A 7 Year Old Girl Which Was Moved On A Wall, Kaunas, Lithuania

Happy Childhood, Drawing Of A 7 Year Old Girl Which Was Moved On A Wall, Kaunas, Lithuania

Gyva Grafika Report

Teodora Nestorova-Georgieva 3 years ago

by ErNaste Nasimo, Bulgaria Grafit4-58...928994.jpg Grafit4-581056d928994.jpg

#65

L'arbre Aux Oiseaux, Levallois, France

L'arbre Aux Oiseaux, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Chloe Meyer 3 years ago

I'm calling BS (PS) on this one too. I think they've cropped the second pic so you can't see the cars. The leaves on the trees are all in the exact same position.

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#66

Huge Mural In Budapest, Hungary

Huge Mural In Budapest, Hungary

neopaint Report

Melissa Blythe 2 years ago

Excellent!

#67

Nostradamus, Salon De Provence, France

Nostradamus, Salon De Provence, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Nika 3 years ago

I saw the Nostradamus one few years back. It's a shame they covered it up.

#68

Swallow-Tailed Kite, New York City, NY, USA

Swallow-Tailed Kite, New York City, NY, USA

Lunar New Year Report

#69

The Otter, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

The Otter, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

ROA Report

Theresa Wilson 3 years ago

Ummmm this photo is actually 'The Mole' by the same Belgium artist Roa, who later completed 'The Otter' (not showing). Both murals are in Fort Smith.

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#70

Vive La Récré, Fraize, France

Vive La Récré, Fraize, France

Patrick Commecy Report

#71

Feast Before Flood Mural, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Feast Before Flood Mural, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Fintan Magee Report

Haleema 3 years ago

Again they cut down the living tree only to draw some on a wall

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#72

Blu’s Mural In Cuvrystraße, Berlin

Blu’s Mural In Cuvrystraße, Berlin

Blu Report

Alexander Eichner 3 years ago

from nice drawing to black painted walls. I was so sad, when i saw this painted over the last time i was in berlin :-(

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