Saturday, November 22, 2014

More Street Art--Amsterdam, Netherlands

Graffiti can only be found by aimless wandering. It's not marked on a map or outlined in a travel guide, and typically it is found far from the tourist spots or high-class commercial or residential area. Throughout the day I stumble upon individual pieces, but it is usually mid-day when I come across a high-density street art neighborhood, where every available surface is coated in colorful paint. These streets are typically characterized by desolation and the trash that collects alongside the road, though there are always exceptions. The thrill of the graffiti search is not knowing what I'll come across--the topics, the colors, the mediums--if any at all. One day it is a mummy in Amsterdam, and the next it's a 20 foot long octopus in Brussels.  

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