WE’RE BACK! The LOVE & VANDALIZM crew spent three weeks over in Europe visiting with family and friends. Not only did we have some great times with good food and company, we got some great pics of awesome pieces of street art and graffiti! Here is a recap of our trip:
First up on our itinerary was 3 days in Barcelona, Spain. This beautiful city was a perfect mix of old historical architecture and modern city life. The streets were covered in art; there were tags, slaps and stickers everywhere. However, the graffiti and street artist were always respectful of the historical buildings and the famous pieces of art by classical and contemporary artist showcased in the city. That being said, almost every storefront rolling door had a throwie or mural painted on it, and a lot of our favorite street artists had great pieces around the city.
Secondly we headed to my wife’s hometown of Varna, Bulgaria for two weeks. Varna is a small town off the east coast of the Black Sea. It’s a fun tourist destination with great beaches, awesome food and a growing graffiti and street art scene. There are a lot of colorful throwies and some interesting pieces situated around the city center. There is also an awesome and famous 14-story piece of art by Nasimo and Nychos on the side of the building, not far from the Varna airport. However, My favorite spot for graffiti tourism was Varna’s Liberal Arts High school, which had a great graffiti mural by various young artists running along the bottom of the building. Including a sidewall showcasing some really spectacular pieces of art, Plus more graffiti and street art in the surrounding area.
Lastly we spent half a day in Bucharest, Romania. Even in the short amount of time there we were able to have a good time in this historical city and to see some great examples of street art and graffiti
Our time in these three cities across Europe showed us that graffiti and street art truly is international and is continuing to grow and be recognized universally. There are many talented artists out there, waiting to be recognized for their skills and dedication. We have been inspired by their creativity and hope to help the graffiti and street art movement continue to evolve. LOVE & VANDALIZM has big plans for the future and beyond, and will continue to spread Art with Love! Stay tuned!!