A few years ago, street art in Cyprus was considered little more than vandalism, frowned upon by most and totally disregarded by many. Whilst the majority still hesitate to accept the practice, there is no denying that street art is a far bigger deal on the island in recent years especially leading to the Culture year of 2017, with festivals encouraging talented young artists to jazz up public spaces and buildings in need of a colourful revamp, while many derelict and abandoned spaces, parking lots, and empty walls around Paphos have come to life with all sorts of brilliant designs.
With this in mind we took to the streets of Paphos Old Town to find more of the art work mentioned above. Absolutely amazing display of various colourful paintings on empty walls and car parking spaces.
A few talents joined forces to create this impressive graffiti in the Makarios Avenue parking lot in Paphos – as part of the Paphos Street Art Square Festival to add colour to the streets of the seaside town.
The art work below is shown on one of the electricity boxes. Isn’t it amazing? We found this one at the start of our walk into the narrow streets of the old town.
Phill and I probably haven’t found them all yet….do you think you can find some more for us?…..