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Reykjavík street art gives character to the capital city

By Matt Eliason

  • Masterpiece These realistic paintings of human faces are by Australian artist Guido van Helten can be seen on the side of buildings in the western part of the Reykjavík city limits. Photos/Ron Eliason

Whether you are walking down Laugavegur street in downtown Reykjavík or enjoying the view along the coastal walking path that leads to Harpa music hall, the capital is home to some of the most colorful and vibrant street art in the world. The styles stem from realist black and white pieces to colorful animations, but one thing is clear, the paint-filled walls of Reykjavík's buildings help give the city character for all to enjoy.

Here are some picture of street art that can be seen throughout the Reykjavík metropolitan area.




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