The Ephemerality of Roman Street Art: Enjoy it While it Lasts

Wandering around Rome most visitors are struck by the amount of graffiti on the buildings, the metro cars, the ruins, anything that sits still long enough to tag. Among all the tags are glorious examples of street art, which I always love discovering and hunting for, especially the little subtle, clever ones. So of course,… Read More The Ephemerality of Roman Street Art: Enjoy it While it Lasts

Lisbon’s Lovely Tiles Juxtaposed with her Lovelier Street Art

Lisbon is superfamous for the elaborate tiles (azulejos) that adorn many of her buildings. The tiles originate in the Moorish tradition and make the city strikingly colorful and distinctive. They’re great! Also great? Lisbon’s Street Art. A unicorn pissing a rainbow cannot be topped: The colors were amazing and there were stunning details to spy everywhere!… Read More Lisbon’s Lovely Tiles Juxtaposed with her Lovelier Street Art

Look Down to See the Art, Look Down to See the History and the Sadness

Chronicling the Roman Stumbling Blocks or Stolpersteine has been a special project of mine since I first became aware of their existence when I went to Berlin. Most people don’t notice the Stumbling Blocks, because in Rome it’s hard to force yourself to look down at the ground while you wander around because the light! the ruins!… Read More Look Down to See the Art, Look Down to See the History and the Sadness