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The outstanding mountain surroundings in Reunion Island.

Reunion is an island of contrasts: from the fiery temperament of Piton de la Fournaise (one of many world’s most lively volcanoes) to tranquil lagoons, and from barren Mars-like landscapes to lush tropical vegetation. Most guests to this French island within the Indian Ocean come to take pleasure in its jaw-dropping surroundings however one different attraction for me is the road artwork in Reunion. Maybe impressed by the contrasting landscapes or the melting pot of cultures (suppose French, Creole, African and Asian amongst others), Reunion’s road artists produce among the most various work wherever round. Their inventive contributions will be discovered everywhere in the island and vary from easy however putting items on a lamp publish to elaborate, thought-provoking murals on the edges of buildings.

Reunion Island road artwork in pictures

As I explored the island, I made it a degree to look out for fascinating road artwork, and I discovered them in every single place! One in all Reunion’s most well-known road artists, Jace, was visibly current – you possibly can’t miss his faceless however expressive Gouzou figures – however so had been different works by different road artists like Child Kreol & Boogie, Floe, Sainge and Vincent Field. The range of kinds, from the Gouzous to the calligraphy-style of Vincent Field and the skeleton-like collectible figurines of Jérôme Mesnager, is just staggering.

Scroll all the way down to view among the road artwork I noticed on Reunion Island.





A mural by Jace in St. Denis, the capital of Reunion Island.





Child Kreol and Boogie posing in entrance of one in every of their most well-known works in St. Denis.





A vibrant piece on the aspect of a constructing in St. Denis.





I liked this piece! Noticed in Cilaos.





Noticed in St. Paul.





This mermaid is one other of my favourites!





I got here throughout this piece in a tunnel.





And this piece by GorG One was on the entrance of the tunnel.





I discovered this piece close to the historic suspension bridge over the Riviere de L’est. To take or to not take a photograph? Haha!





And there was this dragon and UFO in Saint-Gilles.





A comical welcome to Cilaos!





And naturally there was Jace together with his Gouzou in Cilaos!





But in addition this gorgeous piece by Vincent Field, together with his signature calligraphy model.





One of many final stuff you’ll see earlier than you depart from Reunion Airport are the gouzous (on the safety verify)!

Recognizing road artwork is one in every of many nice issues to do in Reunion Island, that’s in the event you can spare a second to tear your gaze away from the breathtaking surroundings! 🙂

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