More photos from MURo because why the hell not?

Here are a few more pictures of MURo because it’s fucking great. You can see on this main wall a wavy silver line. That line stretched all the way across all the murals on this section. It was not part of the original compositions and is what would traditionally be defined as “graffiti.” But that… Read More More photos from MURo because why the hell not?

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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

Thanks for Letting Us Drop By, Diocletian!

While Split is a pretty well sprawling city, the old town is dominated by the complex of Diocletian’s Palace. Medieval and newer structures have grown up and over the ruins of the 4th century CE Roman palace, creating a city that architects, urban planners, and trite writers like to refer to as a living organism while overusing words… Read More Thanks for Letting Us Drop By, Diocletian!