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Marveling Over Graffiti on Opposite Continents: Street Art of London & Buenos Aires
Living in London we were treated to some amazingly colorful and creative street scenes, thanks to street artists who let their inspiration seep into public life.
Outside the graffiti skate park on the river’s South Bank, this truly urban art form is prevalent in East London, our old neighborhood, where a stroll in and around Brick Lane and down Fashion Street reveal some beauties. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though – in London, like in Buenos Aires, there are tours that keep up with the changes and take people around to experience the ever-changing city “artscape”.
Street art can even be seen in a more traditional art viewing experience; there are pieces on display at Tony’s Gallery on Brick Lane.
Below you’ll find photos of a few delights that popped up when we were in London.
With memories of London graffiti fresh in our minds, we were blown away to see this post about street art in Argentina: Graffiti Tour in Buenos Aires by GoBackpacking. Apparently there is creativity bubbling below the surface of the mainstream in the Argentine capital as well as over in Europe, and it’s really worth a peek:
“Toward the end of our tour, we lucked out and got to watch a stencil artist put up a figure with a lion’s head”
And on the other side of the pond… here’s a London graffiti taster: