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September 26, 2017

Sicily: Palermo Street Art

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I gather that ENNE_ink is a tattoo artist.

Conditions in Palermo are ideal for street art. The city is large enough to support an art scene. At the same time, it is poor enough that the municipality can’t afford to remove every mark the walls that appears. Indeed, building owners sometimes solicit street art. It can be an improvement over the urban decay. (more…)

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March 1, 2017

France: Marseille’s Street Art

Filed under: Europe, France, Photography, Street Art, Travel, Travel, Writing — Tags: , , , , , — anotherheader @ 10:23 pm

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Street art flourishes at the economic edge. With a quarter of its population living below the poverty line, Marseille has edginess in abundance. It also has plenty of street art. (more…)

January 27, 2016

France: Châtillon-sur-Loire


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The Briare Aqueduct carries the Canal lateral à la Loire over the Loire River. On the southwestern side of the river, the canal turns to the southeast and about five kilometers later arrives in Châtillon-sur-Loire. (more…)

January 11, 2016

Portugal: Lisbon’s Street Art

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Street art thrives at the edges of modern society. Generally poorer areas get more their share of volunteer art. Undoubtedly some of this is inadvertent editing; the richer areas can afford the cost of cleaning every mark off of a wall as soon as they appear. There’s also the motivation of a larger pool of the young and disenfranchised that use the walls of a city to express themselves. Portugal is and has been one of the poorest countries in Western Europe for decades. Not surprisingly, its capitol Lisbon is a hot bed of street art. (more…)

December 17, 2014

England: London Street Art

Filed under: Europe, London, Photography, Street Art, Travel, Travel, United Kingdom, Writing — Tags: , , , , — anotherheader @ 12:51 am

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With free entry at many of its museums, art is easy to see in London. And in London, as in many cities, art is not confined to the indoor spaces of the museums. Street art, sometimes sanctioned, sometimes not, is everywhere. Walking about searching for street art has become a habit of ours. I don’t think we will break it soon. (more…)

December 19, 2012

Portugal: Porto


A tram rolls through Porto's streets

A tram rolls through Porto’s streets

Twenty years ago during a particularly pleasant work related boondoggle I visited Porto Portugal for the first time.  Though I include the stop on my travel resume, the visit was (more…)

April 22, 2012

United Kingdom: Manchester


Street Art in Manchester

“What brings you to Manchester?” our waitress asked.

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April 11, 2012

United Kingdom: London, Alternative Art


An El Mac captured at night on the Alternative London Tour

I have a confession to make; in multiple stops in London I’ve never visited an art museum.  The irony is that in London, a particularly expensive city to visit, many museums offer free entry.  Nevertheless I’ve never managed cross the threshold of one of London’s world-renowned museums.

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