All over the world, urban artists have transformed abandoned and neglected spaces in cities. What once may have been a decaying concrete wall along an empty weed-choked lot is now a modern-day canvas that reflects life in the city as seen by creative, often counter-culture Picassos.
This photo journey is through some of Bangkok's main streets as well as vacant lots. In one instance, I happened to peek over a tin sheet fence into a vacant field whose concrete wall had been brightly painted by the unseen artists, but which very few people have seen. I had to squeeze through a small opening in the fence to access the art.
Following the Bangkok art are photos of similar art in Chicago.
All photos © 2014 by John R Stiles