The first piece of street art I noticed when I moved to Glasgow was on Mitchell Street. I had been walking, or maybe rather stumbled down this lane after quite a few shots at Tingle Shooter Bar (needless to say that I was a first year in fresher’s week). This bar is located in a building that has a massive graffiti piece of a woman in purple trousers. She is kneeling while looking at something through a magnifying glass, and she is just about to pick up. Perhaps it is a car from the parking lot right in front of her? In the middle of the night, in an intoxicated state of mind, I thought so.
However, you do not (necessarily) have to copy this procedure in order to appreciate Glasgow’s street art. You will find various pieces spread out over Merchant City and the City Centre, and if you have a few hours to spare, I suggest you follow the City Centre Mural Trail. Glasgow-based artists made all creations, and although some murals are found in quirkier places than others are, they are all unique and colorful sights.