I WAS WANDERING around the old town of Ghent, with its picturesque canals, cobblestone streets, and medieval buildings, when I came across a contrast to this old world — an entire alley, from the sidewalk and across nearly every inch of the tall concrete walls, covered with layers and layers of graffiti.
in the ’90s, the space had been designated by the local government as a legal spot for graffiti to try and keep the rest of the city free of spray paint. While there are some splashes of paint in other parts of the city, the best work seems to be concentrated here. I captured some images of the two block alley, but I can guarantee that when you go, it will look different.
All photos by the author, and the trip was hosted by Tourism Flanders.