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
Community Member
4 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
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

Roger Nehring
Community Member
4 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.
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
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

Jesse Smith
Community Member
4 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
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

Roxy Burnand
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
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

Ravon Lee Chaffee
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

#21

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Marina Zumi Report

Byron X.
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool!

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#23

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Laura Ingles.
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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.
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool!

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#30

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Pantonio Report

Pedro Rodrigues
Community Member
4 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
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

dawa dawapana
Community Member
4 years ago

Dank masterpiece

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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

.gas.
Community Member
4 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...
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

Kiyomi Calwell
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

I like this!

#49

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

Laura Ingles.
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

I love the idea of these colourful steps

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