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The Street Art We See in Siedlce

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Street art in Siedlce

Street art in Siedlce

We like this graffiti depicting a Polish astronaut. Would you call it "A Space Dream"?

A mural in Sokolska Street, Siedlce

A mural in Sokolska Street, Siedlce

Street art does not seem to be widespread in the city. I think it's because there are so many historical buildings belonging to the 18th-19th centuries that are protected by law. Thus, there are few places where street art enthusiasts can express themselves. Those places are mostly on the city outskirts.
There are more and more murals that are no different from billboards. They are ordered projects and are dedicated to this or that official anniversary or a state holiday. They may not have a great artistic element, but at least they manage to revitalize the district or a street, like it is the case with the huge wall of the old city prison in Józef Piłsudski Street.

Polish Independence graffiti on the old prison wall in Józef Piłsudski Street, Siedlce

Polish Independence graffiti on the old prison wall in Józef Piłsudski Street, Siedlce


Graffiti on the wall of the city prison, Siedlce

Graffiti on the wall of the city prison, Siedlce

We saw a huge mural in airbrush technique on the wall surrounding the Penitentiary in Siedlce. This mural commemorates the 40th anniversary of the introduction of martial law in Poland. It is 5 meters high and 18 meters long. You can see a big red inscription 'Solidarity' run over by a tank, the Polish eagle with an anchor and the image of blessed priest Jerzy Popiełuszko . The Polish Eagle, a sign of victory, is depicted entangled in the anchor of Solidarity, which has great symbolism in it. There is also an inscription: National Section of the Prison Service NSZZ "Solidarność". The mural was created by Piotr Ornoch and Łukasz Niedziałek.
We saw another "ordered graffiti" in Jagello Street. It is dedicated to a famous fellow countryman, who lived in Siedlce.

Zygmunt Golawski memorial, Jagello Street, Siedlce

Zygmunt Golawski memorial, Jagello Street, Siedlce

The inscription on the mural reads,

Steadfast Warrior, Poland will never forget about you.
Zygmunt Goławski (1924-2021)
thank you

We also saw a couple of sports-themed graffities in the city.

Soccer-themed graffiti, Władysław Jagiełło Street in Siedlce

Soccer-themed graffiti, Władysław Jagiełło Street in Siedlce


Another soccer-themed graffiti in Siedlce

Another soccer-themed graffiti in Siedlce


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We discovered a neighborhood nearby, where street artists managed to revitalize the dull walls of the garage compound and created amazing graffitis there: some masterpieces are painted on the concrete fence, others are depicted on garage brick walls.

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The local street art enthusiasts have contributed to revitilization of the garage compound in Mieszko the First Street on the northern outskirts of the city. Therefore, if you are keen on street art, welcome to our neighborhood!
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This is the place to meditate and to decipher the creative inscriptions.
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Perhaps you can read what the artists wanted to convey. I tried to, but with no great success.
Or parhaps you do not even have to guess the word, you only have to enjoy this kind of art, that's all.
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Street art in Mieszko I Street, Siedlce


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Street art in King Mieszko I Street, Siedlce


Street art in Mieshko the First Street,Siedlce

Street art in Mieshko the First Street,Siedlce


Walking in the area of Secondary School 5, we saw a great graffiti on the school's rear wall.

Wladyslaw Rawicz memorial graffiti, School 5, Siedlce

Wladyslaw Rawicz memorial graffiti, School 5, Siedlce

The inscription under the portrait reads,


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Władysław Rawicz
Patron of Secondary School 5
1832-1863
Civil Head of the Podlasie Voivodship
Participant of the January uprising of 1863

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Warsaw Street graffitis,Siedlce

Warsaw Street graffitis,Siedlce


The latest graffiti in Siedlce - the University

The latest graffiti in Siedlce - the University


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Posted by Vic_IV 16:00 Archived in Poland Tagged masovia mazovia siedlce oginski

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I like street art. It certainly brightens the place up.

by irenevt

I agree with you, Irene! Although graffiti is considered illegal in certain areas, we appreciate the young artists’ talent and creativity. We often see complex narratives they represent, but on the whole, as I see it, street art helps the community look aesthetically appealing.

by Vic_IV

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