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

Dana Rodic
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow amazing!

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#2

Juliette Et Les Esprits, Montpellier , France

Juliette Et Les Esprits, Montpellier , France

Patrick Commecy Report

Loes Hozeman
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

I want to go up those stairs!

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#5

Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

Smug Report

Eddie Aitken
Community Member
4 years ago

All are amazing and artistically uplift tired walls except number 7 a random splash of colour on a traditional town. ....

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#6

Au Fil De Loire, Brives Charensac, France

Au Fil De Loire, Brives Charensac, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning!

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#7

Giant Starling Mural In Berlin

Giant Starling Mural In Berlin

Nika Kramer , Google Maps Report

Gillian Concannon
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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

Vessu Juvonen
Community Member
4 years ago

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They are actually called otters.

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#12

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco, California

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco, California

tiledsteps.org Report

Arty
Community Member
4 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

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

I love this one so much. Must be the stone look. I love stone.

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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

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa
Community Member
4 years ago

Whats happening to the Mercedes Taxi in the 'before' shot?

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#15

Lets Keep The Plants Alive, Bialystok, Poland

Lets Keep The Plants Alive, Bialystok, Poland

Natalia Rak , Google Maps Report

Julia Wolfe
Community Member
4 years ago

Wouldn't keeping the trees have been better?

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#16

Brick Kidz, Montreal, Canada

Brick Kidz, Montreal, Canada

Seth Globepainter Report

Byron X.
Community Member
4 years ago

super mario

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#17

Ringo Starr Street Art In Barcelona, Spain

Ringo Starr Street Art In Barcelona, Spain

AppleAtrocity Report

Jesse Smith
Community Member
4 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

Jane Doe
Community Member
4 years ago

Does somebody know where is it exactly?

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#19

The Kiss Mural, Chelsea, New York, USA

The Kiss Mural, Chelsea, New York, USA

Elvert Barnes , Mary Lane Report

Julie Evans
Community Member
4 years ago

The iconic kiss. So cool. Love it!

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#20

Wise Grandpa, Kaunas, Lithuania

Wise Grandpa, Kaunas, Lithuania

Gyva Grafika Report

Reyna Austria
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

#21

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Marina Zumi Report

Leanna Arcturus
Community Member
4 years ago

Very colorful and pretty!

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#22

Budapest’s District 7

Budapest’s District 7

neopaint Report

Reyna Austria
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool!

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#23

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Chris Tina
Community Member
4 years ago

Gives the building so much character!

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#24

La Galerie V, Levallois, France

La Galerie V, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Vali Bacalu
Community Member
4 years ago

seems so real <3

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#25

Umbrella Mural, Paris, France

Umbrella Mural, Paris, France

Seth Globepainter Report

Michael Paulin
Community Member
4 years ago

🙀

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#26

Owl Mural In Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Owl Mural In Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Alexis Diaz Report

Wombat34
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the best one.

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#27

Street Art On The Steps Of Beirut, Lebanon

Street Art On The Steps Of Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

Lira Mai
Community Member
4 years ago

i feel disoriented watching the colours, too bright.

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#28

Magic Book, Malmo, Sweden

Magic Book, Malmo, Sweden

Natalia Rak Report

Reyna Austria
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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#29

Abandoned "Lietuva" Movie Theater, Vilnius, Lithuania

Abandoned "Lietuva" Movie Theater, Vilnius, Lithuania

Ernest Zacharevic , pamirsta.lt Report

over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

That's the beginning of cats cradle I remember that string game well from growing up.

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#30

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Pantonio Report

Reyna Austria
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice

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#31

Mural In Montreal, Canada

Mural In Montreal, Canada

ashop Report

Tara Brinton
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Totally AWESOME!!!

#35

The Masonic, Bristol, UK

The Masonic, Bristol, UK

Paul Green , Google Maps Report

Gianfredo König
Community Member
4 years ago

I lived 3 minutes walking from there, North Street

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#36

Aquarium, Levallois, France

Aquarium, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Roxy Burnand
Community Member
4 years ago

This is photoshopped? Look at the clouds!

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#37

Barátságfa, Budapest, Hungary

Barátságfa, Budapest, Hungary

Neopaint Report

Kasia K
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Funny

#39

Hercules Fighting The Centaur Nessus, Manchester, England

Hercules Fighting The Centaur Nessus, Manchester, England

Pichi&Avo Report

Tantethenoma
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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

Melissa Apple
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol!

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#43

Les Dolto, Levallois Perret, France

Les Dolto, Levallois Perret, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 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

Ali Abdullatif
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it the same one?

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

I like this!

#49

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

Not really amazing though.... anyone could do that.

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#50

Ornamental Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

Ornamental Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

Haleema
Community Member
4 years ago

I love the idea of these colourful steps

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