Carlisle work of art by Tymon de Laat declared one of the best in the world

Girl from Laos
Tymon de Laat's new mural in Carlisle, a girl from south east Asia Credit: ITV Border

A piece of street art recently installed in Carlisle has been voted the second-most popular piece in the world according to readers of Street Art Cities, an organisation which works to highlight this kind of work around the world.

The work by Tymon de Laat is of a girl from Laos and is located on the side of the u-Student building on John Street.

The Dutch artist also created the Mexican firefighter mural in the city two years ago at the Old Fire Station.

The Mexican Firefighter mural by Tymon de Laat

ITV Border has been following Tymon's work, our reporter Andrew Misra caught up with him during the creation of his work of art.

Many parts of the world have seen Tymon's work - in person as well as online - from his home in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, to neighbouring Germany to as far afield as Jordan.