Incredible street art from around the globe

“If you want to learn about a city," Greek street artist iNo recently told The New York Times, "look at its walls". Also, its shoes. Definitely, the shoes.

Turns out that -- much as his name might suggest -- iNo may be on to something. When it comes to capturing the mood and atmosphere of a city, its graffiti-sprayed walls paint a pretty accurate picture. 

Here are a few of our favorite pieces of street art from around the world.

New York City

East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall

Valparaiso, Chile (photo by Jean-Baptiste Yunès)

By Leg Head Loves, Crosby and Prince Street, NYC


Laos mountains under a bridge in Wisconsin

By Nuxuno Xän, in Fort De France, Martinique

Beirut, Lebanon


Athens, Greece.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team, and here’s Banksy hitting her over the head. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.