10 cities with an awesome street art scene

10 cities with an awesome street art scene

You can learn a lot about a city from its street art scene: political views, cultural expression, sense of community and local pop culture references are all conveyed in the murals and messages adorning buildings, bridges and sidewalks. And what was once a fringe form of art, often seen more...

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Every mural in San Francisco’s Mission tells a story

Every mural in San Francisco’s Mission tells a story

Stepping into the Mission District instantly feels like stepping into the heart of San Francisco. I get an immediate sense that this is the engine room that keeps this city progressive, unique and vibrant. Mexican grocery stores pump out empanadas, brightly coloured murals decorate laneways and buildings, and a distinct...

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Where to find the coolest street art in Paris

Where to find the coolest street art in Paris

For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world, all of them seeking to be inspired by the City of Lights. With some 130 museums in Paris, there is so much art to see, but what about the local, contemporary art that lies beyond the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay or...

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Painting a different picture: Discovering Perth’s street art

Painting a different picture: Discovering Perth’s street art

It’s not just the fabric of Perth’s social scene that’s changing. Perth is becoming a modern-day artist’s playground with its urban tapestry of street art adding new shades of colour to skyscrapers, laneways, and everything in between. Stretching from the city centre to Northbridge and all the way south to...

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A local’s guide to Prague street art

A local’s guide to Prague street art

My credentials as a street artist are as follows: Once upon a time (22 years ago, to be exact), on a nice sunny day after school, my friend and I found our way home through forests, abandoned industrial areas, and all those zones that little rascals like to explore —...

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Wall is (not) over: The story of Prague’s John Lennon Wall

Wall is (not) over: The story of Prague’s John Lennon Wall

It’s November 17th and I’m walking through Wenceslas Square in Prague. Officially, it’s the square of a Czech patron saint, but more notably, it’s the square that served as the scene for soviet tanks rushing in and crushing the Prague Spring in ‘68. Then, 21 years later, it symbolised the...

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Photo Of The Week: Ruin Art In Lisbon

Photo Of The Week: Ruin Art In Lisbon

We love urban transformation – especially when it involves bringing new life to something old and forgotten. These abandoned houses near Castelo de São Jorge in Lisbon were transformed into colourful vertical gardens by a local artist. This ruin art is certainly a less invasive form of street art (unless you have...

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Photo of the Week: Graffiti Alley

Photo of the Week: Graffiti Alley

Our photo of the week comes from Urban Adventures’ fearless leader, Tony Carne. He’s travelled all the way from the Land Down Under to visit our Toronto office, so we made sure to show him the local highlights. Our local Toronto guide, Jason, took a sneaky detour from our When Pigs...

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Williamsburg v. Kreuzberg: Part II

Williamsburg v. Kreuzberg: Part II

It’s time for the second round of the battle of the ‘bergs. (Or ‘burgs, depending on which city you’re supporting!). Last time, our GM Tony compared the amazing food in Williamsburg and Kreuzberg. Now, he’s talking street art. Nothing defines an up and coming trendy neighbourhood quite like street art. And I...

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