Learning about prominent street artists and their works in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a paradise for street art enthusiasts and artists alike. One of the reasons is that unlike most large world cities it has an open and relatively unrestricted approach to urban art. This means that abandoned and derelict as well as occupied buildings can be used as art spaces as long as owners give their permission.
On a recent long weekend visit to Buenos Aires I decided to join a guided street art tour instead of seeking out murals and street art on my own, as I usually do. There are several walking tours available, but I decided to go with Graffitimundo, a non-profit organisation directly involved in supporting the urban arts scene in the city.
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“My Neighbourhood”, Mural, Barrio Cordón, Uruguay, March 2015.
Street art is big in Montevideo, with interesting styles. Here are a couple of examples which I took pictures of recently in one of the older neighbourhoods of the city, Cordón.
Murals, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015
Photographed by Jean-Jacques M. (Pentax K50).
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The Liffey Cuts THE CITY……Like a meandering blue vein, ANCIENT POETRY……ECHOES IN SOFT RAIN
Just over a year ago I returned from Ireland. For me this is so recent that I could just as well still be there, but I’m not. I could just step out of my Irish Sea red brick sea-facing house (in which I rented a small apartment), jump on a bus and be in the city centre in about 12 minutes flat, traffic depending, but I can’t.
The beauty of travel for me is that I’m travelling even when I’m not. I’m there and here at the same time and everywhere else where I’ve been before. Naturally it’s where I’ve been most recent where I’m mostly still at. No long-haul journeys with stop-overs or continent hopping or hemisphere exchanges required. The experiences, visuals and insights you had, especially the intense ones, linger and mature and eventually return as a memory-filled kaleidoscopic landscape of sorts that meanders through your mind.
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Photographs by Jean-Jacques.