Art, Creativity, Photography, Travel, Writing

Angoulême in western France is France’s most open-minded city when it comes to street art and cartoon comic art. It has a museum dedicated to this art form and there is a special itinerary designed to allow you to visit the best examples of wall art in the old part of the city, murals which have been created by “La Cité de la Création”, an association of artists. In addition, since 1997, over one thousand street-name signs have been redesigned in “speech bubble” format. Even the flower beds had speech bubbles in them!

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an electricity fuse box cover

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last part of the “reality and the emergency exit” series

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enigmatic black metal silhouette

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memoires du XXe ciel (memories of 20th century heaven/sky)

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Nathacha et le p’tit bout d’chique

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a letter box

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probably the most famous mural – la fille des remparts (girl on the ramparts)

Angouleme cathedral:
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a very ornate organ

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one half of the front door

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cathedral facade

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We had an all-too brief stop there earlier this week – a tantalising glimpse into this world.

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