A revolution has been taking place on our streets and we might not even have realised. Artists have long been reclaiming public spaces as open forums to showcase their art but this new rebellion is taking street art to the next level – to the street level.


An underground guerrilla gardening project has been taking over London over the past few months transforming potholes from something that makes drivers scream “f*!!@£$*” to something that makes passers by go “Ohh wooaah.” Part art project, part labour of love, part experiment, part mission to highlight how shit our roads are – the gardens are supposed to put smiles on peoples faces and alert them to potholes! Introducing the anonymous pothole gardener:

Photos via The Pothole Gardener

Ohh, and I especially like the Mary Katrantzou for Topshop homage pothole garden.

Meanwhile, across the English Channel in Paris, France, artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera patches up cracks in the street with braids of colorful yarn transforming Paris’s streets into a kaleidoscope of colours;

Photos via Juliana Santacruz Herrera


Do you have any crazy pothole or street art in your city? Please share if you see anything.


lorna stokes

This post was written by Lorna Stokes, part of the travelettes team from 2009 to 2013.

Originally from the UK but currently based in Brussels after stints in Canada, Peru, Italy and a job for the French military, she’s always had an unquenchable thirst for exploring new places! She’s still travelling the world with her family so catch up with her adventures on Instagram & Twitter.