Africa & Middle East art

8 Paintings To Seek Out in Algiers, Algeria

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Street art is one thing, but painted public places to make life more interesting is quite another. From the moment I landed in Algeria and my taxi headed into central Algiers the first thing that struck me was the colour. It’s everywhere: from rainbow railings through to giant murals on public buildings. Here are some of my favourites…now if only the rest of the world would take a leaf out of Algeria’s book and make carparks this pleasing…

Carpark Specimen 1
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Carpark specimen 2
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Carpark specimen 3
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Railway bridge
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Random building
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Cinema / arts centre wall
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Archway
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Stairs
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Yes. That’s me on the stairs and this is only a flavour of the colour and creativity in the streets of Algiers. Don’t get me started on the mosaics. They are an entire artistic entity of their own, worthy of a coffee table book.

Momtaz Begum-Hossain
Images: CraftandTravel.com

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