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The colourful world of Napoli street art

As a city, Napoli has let itself go. Seems everyone uses anything they can as their canvas and there is…

The unexpected discovery of Os Gêmeos

“Surprise is the best thing in life. It makes life exciting.” Otavio Pandolfo My first encounter with the Os Gêmeos…

They know who Banksy is… but not really

Once upon a time there was a Banksy in Boston. Banksy came to the city, a piece of work was…

The little Lego wall on Congress Street

If you are in Seaport and walking North West on Congress Street towards the Children’s Museum, when you get to…

Graffiti Alley

It hasn’t been a great year for roadside “you can visit at anytime” kitsch. In June, the Pont de Arts…

Ventura’s Sui Mon Gong

When I first visited Ventura, I failed to notice China Alley… even though it was less than 50-feet away from…

Bogota’s Street Art

Most of the street art in Bogotá is bright, beautiful, and certainly prolific… Bogotá could easily be considered the graffiti…

Sweet Auburn

Everyone seemed to know each other and care for each other. Nobody locked doors or had locks on the doors….

Vancouver Graffiti

The world of graffiti is much more complex than the perceived notion of a young kid with a can of…

Blood Alley and Gaoler’s Mews

I’ve heard the stories (butcher shops, hauntings, murders, executions). I’ve read the controversy (that the Blood Alley name originates with…

Beatty Street Murals

As mentioned in an earlier post, Yaletown was one community that got a very large TV screen for the 2010…

Pioneer Square, Seattle

Pioneer Square is the original Seattle downtown core. It’s within walking distance of the wharf, the Market, Post Alley, galleries,…

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