Graffiti Isn’t Dead! An Alleyway in Ghent

by Poi on March 18, 2014

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It’s not something you expect to find in Ghent, especially when the rest of the city is so traditional, there’s castles, cathedrals, churches and all the usual stuff in between. What’s certainly not usual is the alleyway linking Hoogpoort and Onderstraat also known as Werregarenstraat.

Although graffiti is supposedly banned in Ghent there seem to be a few places where the authorities turn a blind eye and this is obviously one of them. Despite it’s central location the graffiti has been allowed to stay, presumably because it’s proving to be such a popular attraction with tourists. We definitely enjoyed ourselves snapping away and seeing what hidden gems we could find.

Graffiti alley Ghent

Graffiti Alley Ghent

Graffiti is not dead

Graffiti alley Ghent


Streetart in Ghent


Ghent Graffiti Alleyway

Street art alley in Ghent

street art alleyway

Werregarenstraat, Ghent

Graffiti in Ghent, Belgium

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Charlie March 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Woah, so much graffiti. Some of them are a little scary actually! =/
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Poi March 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

Haha yeh, there are a few bits which are quite scary. Particularly the text – “Dead sould, walking bodies”


Stuart Forster October 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for this colourful post. I’m planning on visiting Ghent at the weekend, so was looking for ideas on what to do and see in the city. Hopefully I’ll get decent weather, so be able to photograph while I’m there.
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Poi October 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm

You’re welcome. Have a great weekend in Ghent!


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