Something great about Copenhagen is the street art. Some of it is graffiti and can look messy but other pieces are like these murals.
Back in October while I was still exploring I started collecting photos of the murals and sharing them on Instagram. For those first few weeks, it still felt a bit like an extended holiday and so there was time to explore in a way.
Now the list is getting longer I figured it was about time that I put them into a blog post and shared them here as well.
Mural 1: Thorvaldsensvej
This one looks a little faded but even then still looks so much nicer than maybe a plain brick all or a wall with graffiti tags on it (the kind like this…I think some graffiti can be really effective.)
Mural 2: Norrebrorouten
Next door to Ali’s Bageri at Nørrebrogade and Nørrebrorouten (across the road from Superkilen/Røde Plads). This was one of my first ones I saw when I moved to Copenhagen, from our first apartment we’d cycle along Nørrebrorouten to get to church. We worked out that actually it wasn’t the best route and then started taking a different route so I didn’t see it as much as before.
Mural 3: Nattergalevej
Between Nattergalevej and Rørsangervej there’s a playground that Jaxon has called the Treehouse Playground (I think I might have to check my source on that one when he gets home from school). On one of the buildings near the entrance, there is this mural – I think it’s really clever out the design comes around the corner of the building.
Mural 4: Lergravsvej
While following Walk 1 in The Copenhagen Companion, I found this mural on the end of one of the buildings. It was an unexpected find but definitely brought some colour to what was a grey day.
Murals 5 and upwards: Møntmestervej
This is a whole street of murals. There is a row of 7 or 8 apartment buildings (on each side of the road) and at the end of each building, there is a mural.
I will keep my eyes peeled and could be back with some more as I find them on my travels. Have you been to Copenhagen? Have you seen any murals like these? Are there murals like these where you live? (There’s one that’s popped up in Bedford – how cool is this Octopus on the Lurke Street Car Park)