graffiti vu à la rue des frigos
Graffiti has been around for a very long time. It can be seen everywhere. Why would I be surprised then and disappointed when I arrived in Paris in early 2000 and, while taking the train to the Gare de Nord from the airport, feeling cheated as mile after mile passed, seeing walls and poles and bridges dressed with graffiti?
The City of Light was not immune to defacement.
Graffiti is beautiful. On an out-of-the-way street in the 13ème arrondissement in Paris is La Maison des Frigos, a restaurant in a former artist squat. Here, graffiti is beautiful. The building is covered. Walls have no free space. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)
I learned about the graffiti from an article in The Hip Paris Blog, which dates from December, 2013 so meals might be served. It was closed when I visited, possibly for the August vacation. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)
Another favorite source for places to visit in Paris is Tout Paris en Vidéo. It offers a short film of street art at Frigos.
The address is 19 Rue des Frigos, Paris 75013.