23 Oct,2017 By jagabond
I was inspired for this article by a fellow travel blogger, who recently posted some great street art from Miami. Back in college I had a roommate who was a graffiti artist, so I fell in love with this style early on. I’ve identified what I consider to be the finest examples of European street art that I was lucky to see for myself…here they are, in no particular order.
1. Madrid, Spain – I talked my friends into coming back into this alley during the daytime to photograph this piece. It’s probably not the nicest alley in Madrid…quite frankly it was a bit scary, but I loved the art.
2. Lisbon, Portugal – Like most of the artwork I’m posting here, I’m not sure what this represents. However, I thought it was a cool mural showing a robot with a woman.
3. Amsterdam, Netherlands – There were so many choices from here, but I selected this one due to the artsy depiction of breasts.
4. Ghent, Belgium – There is a street in Ghent that is loaded with graffiti art…so that made it hard to choose. I’m a comic book fan, so I picked the good and evil superman mural…I love this!
5. Basel, Switzerland – There is beauty in simplicity, as is the case of this skate-park in Basel, right outside my YMCA hostel.
6. Porto, Portugal – I’m not sure who this is, or what it represents…but I liked it.
7. Keflavik, Iceland – The land of fire and ice, with so many things to see…who would’ve thought street art would be a thing here?
9. Tartu, Estonia – I love dragons, so I loved this work of art…well, I think it’s a dragon.
10. Barcelona, Spain – Full disclosure…this isn’t technically in the street, but inside a cool dive bar called ‘Nevermind‘. So why did I post this? Because it’s Chewbacca…holding roses…and a six pack of beer…need I say more?
11. Berlin, Germany – I remember having a bad day in Berlin when I came across this…all the hearts seemed to brighten my mood!
13. Prague, Czech Republic – No surprise that a Beatles fan likes the ‘Lennon Wall’. I especially like how the wall is constantly evolving. When I was there they had a section dedicated to the victims of the Boston marathon bombing.
14. Thessaloniki, Greece – I saw this artwork as I walked out of a wedding…I hope this wasn’t a harbinger of what the new husband can expect!
15. Tirana, Albania – I didn’t much like the city, but this artwork nearby my hotel was beautifully romantic.