Valencia is probably most famous for its tapas, but the historic old town in the city centre has art popping up in dark corners of its bustling streets. Here are some murals overlooking busy tapas bars and crowded squares. They blend in subtly with the atmosphere and the old traditional architecture giving a modern taste to the old town.
I’m currently in Lisbon in Portugal.This beautiful vibrant city has so much to offer, bustling nightlife, markets, magnificent architecture and glorious views. Here is some street art that caught my eye. There is a great atmosphere here and they’ve even made art out of these ruins and this big recycling bin. Lisbon is creative and fun and the buildings here speak volumes about their history and culture.
As the first cherry blossoms are livening up the streets of London, it is a reminder that spring is almost here. After months of grey and limited sun light there are many reasons to be cheerful. Soon the trees and flowers will gain their new buds and make the world a more colourful place.
However there has been some premature colour on a number of trees in East london lately as bright knitted crochet sleeves have been wrapped around the trees standing outside Hackney town hall.
You can find street art is all over London, in places which you may not expect or notice. I cycled past this no entry sign everyday for two months before I noticed it looked a little odd.
Merging art with nature, or the few trees that remind us of nature in London, seems to be a big theme with artists integrating quirky installations with green spaces. As I was strolling around in the rain this afternoon I looked up at the miserable grey clouds responsible for my soaking wet hair and for the first time I noticed a huge block of birdhouses on a tree. The extensive structure is both striking and strange, it has been described as an estate for birds and does indeed seem to have room for quite a few species.
These quirky little details bright and obvious or hidden in dark corners make me smile when I come across them. It reminds me of the eccentric nature and creativity of this city.