Space Invaders taking over Paris

This post was written by admin on December 3, 2008
Posted Under: Daily Paris

I swear I saw a space invader somewhere on our street or perhaps down a little side road in the 16th arr., scratched my head at the implausible context and then carried on walking giving it no more thought. Then one day I was in the 18th arrondissement and there was another, perhaps 10 feet off the pavement stuck to the wall of an old building.

space invader, paris, rue andre antoine

Beware the space invaders have taken over! Actually, they’ve taking over for some years and it will certainly be old news to some. There are quite literally hundreds of these mosaics all over Paris, put there by an anonymous street artist. The project started in 1998 and has spread to cities the world over. Quite how they’ve managed to install them without being noticed or arrested remains a mystery, but if you’re in Paris and find a strange pair of eyes looking down at you, make sure you have your lazer gun at hand.

More photos can be found here – Space Invaders Paris

space invader in paris
Photo by yoyolabellut

space invader mosaic
Photo by wallyg

space invader, mosaic, paris
Photo by yoyolabellut

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