We only spent one day in Bergen, and several hours of that time was spent on a wonderful fjord tour. But once we got back to dry ground, we were greeted with several inspiring pieces of street art. It's amazing what you will find when you are simply walking around a city like Bergen.
We walked from the ferry to a cafe for lunch, then to the fish market, then to a coffee shop, and around every corner we had some wonderful street art. Any piece that has a cat in it is bound to be my favorite.
I first saw this piece as a reflection in a window of a closed business, so ran over to investigate. I have to say, I'm so glad that I did. The whole piece is painted on newspaper, so it's hard to tell if that was stuck to the wall first, and then the mural was painted, or if it was completed before being glued to the wall. I love the details in the newspapers themselves. It's like looking at a time capsule.
I'm not too sure what jerk would spray paint over a mural of a cat. Unless they were literally mad that they would never be as good an artist as the one who created the cat. I suspect that's the case, because who could really hate a cat?
I just noticed that the other cat piece in this roundup is by the same person - Does anybody know who the artist is?
Some of the street art in Bergen tends to be a little political or controversial. This is when I love street art the most - when it's not just beautiful, but it has a message. Even if that message isn't totally comprehensible to me.
We saw this piece (below) while getting lost and looking for parking, and I knew I wanted to go back to see more. Luckily we were able to find it. It's a powerful piece of street art.
We've seen a fair amount of street art in our 3 years of full time travel. Bergen is just the latest example. For more street art from around the world, check out our blog post on the worlds best cities for street art!