Photos: Hong Kong street art features Obama, Lennon and giant lips

Today’s featured writer is South Korean travel blogger Juno Kim, also known as Runaway Juno. We love her sense of adventure, carefree spirit and passion for the arts– and hope you will too!

Hong Kong Skyline

There is no question: Hong Kong is an artistic city.

As a girl from a big city, I thought I could skip the ‘urban’ part and explore the hiking trails and beaches. But I underrated its unique artistic character before I visited. Yes, Hong Kong is the eighth most populated city in the world and is a concrete jungle, but the buildings are one of a kind.

The famous Hong Kong skyline is filled with important modern architecture and is home to artists and street art. You can stumble upon its European influences, which are still alive in the city today. In every corner of the city, you’ll run into graffiti, antiques and uniquely designed buildings.

These are my original photos of art in Hong Kong.

Street Art

Superman Obama Streetart Stanley Hong Kong
President Obama as Superman at Stanley Market

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Street art near Hollywood Road

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Street art near Sha Tin

Hong Kong Streetart
Street art near Sha Tin

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Street art on Hollywood Road

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Street mural near Bank of China

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Street art near Hollywood Road

Lamma Island Streetart Hong Kong
Waterfront art in Lamma Island

Stop consuming Lamma Island Hong Kong
‘Stop consuming’ message in Lamma Island

Everywhere Art

New Year decoration Hong Kong
New Year’s decorations in Hong Kong

Penninsula Hotel Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hotel’s holiday decorations

Toast Art at The World's First Art Shopping Mall at Tsim Sha Tsui - K11
A mural made of toast at the world’s first ‘art shopping mall’ at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Homeless Artsy Hong Kong
Unique bar at Soho

Artsy Channel Guide Hong Kong
The world’s most creative TV channel guide, at the JW Marriott Hong Kong

Fo Tan Station Hong Kong
Is Hong Kong the capital of artistic metro stations?

Hong Kong Metro Mong Kok
The artsy Mongkok Metro station

Occupy HSBC Hong Kong
Occupy HSBC is covered in art

About the writer

Runaway Juno

South Korea’s leading travel blogger, Juno Kim, writes under the handle Runaway Juno. She has hiked, camped and photographed her way across Asia, North America and New Zealand.

A lover of craft beer and street art, Juno calls Seoul home (in the rare moments when she isn’t traveling). We first met Juno several years ago on Twitter and have been loyal followers ever since!

Follow Juno’s adventures on the Runaway Juno blog, Facebook page or Twitter feed (@RunawayJuno).

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About Juno Kim

"Runaway Juno" has backpacked her way across Asia, North America, New Zealand and Europe. Juno is a lover of craft beer, street art and science. Follow her on Twitter at @runawayjuno!