I have to admit, I knew very little about Athens before my recent trip. Having studied Classical Civilisation, I could tell you something the city’s ancient past but not much else. I hadn’t expected the reams of street art, decorating the streets, particularly in the area of Psirri, where we were staying. But it wasn’t just there, as we explored the streets of Athens, we not only stumbled across an array of majestic archeological sites but some more recent artistic masterpieces as well.
When The Flatmate and I first moved to London, we tried to do something cultural each weekend, whether it would be checking out a museum or a market. After a while, however, that slowed down. Instead of exploring we’d catch up with friends, eat as much food as we could get our hands on or just stay in and watch Netflix for two days. Since it had been a while, we figured that this weekend we’d try to resurrect our cultural days.
The Undercroft skatepark is an iconic part of the Southbank, regularly drawing in both skaters and crowds. It has also inspired an array of graffiti artists. Over the past year, it has come under threat by redevelopment plans and now a team of petitioners are a regular sight by the spot, as they fight to save it. Click here for more travel photos
One of the most distinguishing features of Berlin is its street art. It’s everywhere. Like literally everywhere. Walking around Berlin is like walking around an outside gallery. You’re wondering around, if you’re anything like me then you’re probably lost, and suddenly- BAM- there it is.
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Brighton was a bit of a surprise to me. I had heard of its quirky vibe but I didn’t expect to see street art covering the walls. Having just returned from my month in Berlin, it was like finding a little piece of Berlin at home.