Heroes of Colour Cities

When you think world class works of art, zeitgeist street art, pockets and sprays of natural colour in funky outdoor settings, changing leaves, flowering fields, you think New York! Toronto! You think Keukenhof!


one nation under the rainbow. Banksy. NY. 2013.

Nah, it’s graffiti. Anonymous. Tocumwal Lane. 2000s.



“Persephone” the Kensington Market Garden Car, Toronto.

Nah, it’s the unnamed Canberra Environment Centre garden car, Lennox Crossing, Acton.



Fall. Outside the Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nah, it’s Autumn. Outside Hawk Theatre, Narrabundah College, in Narrabundah.



Keukenhof, Lisse - 32 hectares of looming tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring bulbs.

Nah, it’s Tulip Top Gardens, Sutton - 10 acres of magnificent tulips and other spring flowers.



Dylan’s Candy Bar Distribution Warehouse, Greater New York City Area.

Nah, it’s the Gungahlin Library Side Entry Corridor, The District of Gungahlin.



Panel for billboard of Milton Glaser’s iconic Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, 1967 album cover. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Upper East Side’s Museum Mile in Manhattan, New York City.

Nah, it’s Cat Mueller’s painting on Canberra’s iconic Mandalay bus, 2015 padlocked front panel. Haig Park, Carpark, Upper Lonsdale Street, Braddon in Canberra City.



Paddleboat hire at the Loeb Boathouse Central Park, New York.

Nah, it’s paddleboat hire at Lake Burley Griffin Boat Hire, Acton.



Rothko-inspired “Violet, Green and Red” (1951) graffiti, Brooklyn.

Nah, it’s an accidental Rothko (2013) off Lonsdale Street, Braddon.


As always, please share in the comments any other hidden colourful sights of your Canberra. 

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