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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#4

Renaissance, Le Puy en Velay, France

Renaissance, Le Puy en Velay, France

Patrick Commecy Report

#5

Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland

Smug Report

#6

Au Fil De Loire, Brives Charensac, France

Au Fil De Loire, Brives Charensac, France

Patrick Commecy Report

over opinionated
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I could walk into that painting and stay there. It's beyond beautiful.

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#7

Giant Starling Mural In Berlin

Giant Starling Mural In Berlin

Nika Kramer , Google Maps Report

#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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#10

Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK

Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK

Cheba , pubsgalore Report

#11

Diving Dog Mural, Mechelen, Belgium

Diving Dog Mural, Mechelen, Belgium

Bart Smeets Report

#12

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco, California

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco, California

tiledsteps.org Report

Arty
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#14

Trash And Found Object Racoon Mural, Lisbon, Portugal

Trash And Found Object Racoon Mural, Lisbon, Portugal

Bordalo , Google Maps Report

#15

Lets Keep The Plants Alive, Bialystok, Poland

Lets Keep The Plants Alive, Bialystok, Poland

Natalia Rak , Google Maps Report

Melissa Apple
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#17

Ringo Starr Street Art In Barcelona, Spain

Ringo Starr Street Art In Barcelona, Spain

AppleAtrocity Report

Jesse Smith
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#19

The Kiss Mural, Chelsea, New York, USA

The Kiss Mural, Chelsea, New York, USA

Elvert Barnes , Mary Lane Report

Erin Gallagher
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#21

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Honeycomb Of Life, Germany

Marina Zumi Report

#23

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Clochemerle, Vaux En Beaujolais, France

Patrick Commecy Report

#24

La Galerie V, Levallois, France

La Galerie V, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

Roxy Burnand
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#26

Owl Mural In Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Owl Mural In Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Alexis Diaz Report

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#27

Street Art On The Steps Of Beirut, Lebanon

Street Art On The Steps Of Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

#28

Magic Book, Malmo, Sweden

Magic Book, Malmo, Sweden

Natalia Rak Report

Tamsen Botinelly
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#30

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Bird Mural In Covilha, Portugal

Pantonio Report

Pedro Rodrigues
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#32

Signal Box In Toronto, Canada

Signal Box In Toronto, Canada

Emilia Jajus Report

#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

#36

Aquarium, Levallois, France

Aquarium, Levallois, France

Patrick Commecy Report

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#37

Barátságfa, Budapest, Hungary

Barátságfa, Budapest, Hungary

Neopaint Report

Kasia K
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#39

Hercules Fighting The Centaur Nessus, Manchester, England

Hercules Fighting The Centaur Nessus, Manchester, England

Pichi&Avo Report

#40

Okuda, The Universal Chapel, Arkansas, USA

Okuda, The Universal Chapel, Arkansas, USA

OKUDA SAN MIGUEL Report

Kimberlee Catena
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#49

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

Colorful Piano Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

#50

Ornamental Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

Ornamental Stairs In Beirut, Lebanon

dihzahyners Report

Haleema
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the idea of these colourful steps

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