HUFFINGTON POST
10/29/2016 05:15 pm ET Updated Nov 29, 2016

You Need To Check Out These Mind-Blowing Scottish Street Murals

Just wow.

Intricately detailed and larger than life, stunning murals line the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, attracting spectators from near and far.

The port city’s Mural Trail connects more than a dozen featured pieces of artwork, which rejuvenate tired buildings and draw in widespread admiration. The diverse works range in style from quirky to poignant.

The city encourages local artists to contribute to the growing project, which has continued to expand with permanent and temporary installations since the first mural went up in 2008. About seven years later, Glasgow established the walking trail to link works of art within walking distance near the city center. 

Project organizer Jane Laiolo said the purpose of the mural trail is to “brighten up drab and dark areas” in the city. “We want to provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents across the city in prominent locations.”

Take a look at some of our favorites below:

  • A young man plays football next to a mural underneath the Caledonian Railway Bridge on Clyde Street.
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    A young man plays football next to a mural underneath the Caledonian Railway Bridge on Clyde Street.
  • A woman walks past one of the murals on Mitchel Lane.
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    A woman walks past one of the murals on Mitchel Lane.
  • A general view of the mural overlooking Ingram Street car park.
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    A general view of the mural overlooking Ingram Street car park.
  • Students walk past a mural on John Street.
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    Students walk past a mural on John Street.
  • A woman walks past a mural underneath the Caledonian Railway Bridge on Clyde Street.
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    A woman walks past a mural underneath the Caledonian Railway Bridge on Clyde Street.
  • A man walks past a mural on Clyde Street.
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    A man walks past a mural on Clyde Street.
  • Members of the public walk past a mural overlooking Ingram Street car park.
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    Members of the public walk past a mural overlooking Ingram Street car park.
  • Members of the public walk past a mural at Strathclyde University.
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    Members of the public walk past a mural at Strathclyde University.
  • Members of the public walk past a mural on Argyll Street.
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    Members of the public walk past a mural on Argyll Street.
  • A general view of one of the murals at Strathclyde University.
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    A general view of one of the murals at Strathclyde University.
  • A man walks past a mural on Sauchiehall Street lane.
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    A man walks past a mural on Sauchiehall Street lane.
  • Two woman push a buggy past a mural on Mitchel Lane.
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    Two woman push a buggy past a mural on Mitchel Lane.
  • A view of one of the latest murals near Glasgow Cathedral.
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    A view of one of the latest murals near Glasgow Cathedral.
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