Ghost Town Transforms into Street Art Playground

When the residents of a small town pack up and leave, street artists invade. At least that seems to be the case in Doel, a 700-year-old village that is home to one of Belgium’s two nuclear power plants and located on the river Scheldt in northern Belgium. After the government decided to expand the nearby Antwerp harbor, officials scheduled the village for demolition and ordered residents to vacate their homes to make room for development. Now, other than a few squatters who refuse to leave, the abandoned buildings have become a blank canvas for graffiti artists to display their work. View more pictures and a video of Doel after the jump.

Images via RomanyWG

[via Dangerous Minds]