The Wall Poems of Leiden, Holland

The city of Leiden is decorated throughout with surprising ‘wall poems’. These poems are part of the project “Poems and walls”, which began in 1992 with a poem by the Russian poet Marina Tsvetajeva. That poem was the start of a long series that was completed in 2005 by the painting of De Profundis by Garcia Lorca. Placing poems on the walls was a private initiative by the foundation ‘Tegen-Beeld’.

Nieuwe Rijn 94

Haarlemmerstraat 78

Caeciliastraat, Leiden

Nieuwe Rijn 46


4 responses

  1. Esther Papma

    Leuk Jan!

    Ik had hem al ‘ontdekt’. Laatst kreeg ik van een collega zelfs een boekje met de muurgedichten van Leiden…

    Groetjes, Esther

    September 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  2. Karin Fors

    Great initiative!! Love it! 🙂

    September 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  3. fatos

    What a nice project , loved it .

    September 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  4. rosie

    What a grand idea, love the photos Rosie.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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