Posts tagged ‘Street Art’
We’ve been to Amsterdam twice lately. Once to see Shabazz Palaces, and once so I could get some amazing brunch at G&T’s, since I missed out the first time. The first time, we walked past this compelling graffiti:
I have no idea at all what it could mean, or where the quote is from. I tried looking, but without success. Perhaps it’s not even a quote? I really loved the covered face, and the anguish it connotes; this is then contrasted by the mind, literally open to view by the absent top-of-the-head, and the words stand out against the simple background.
Is this an internal war? An external conflict carried out on us all?
Most of all, I just like stumbling on it.
This has become something of a localised meme now, but here is some flashy graffiti we caught in Bruges (for two weeks, in Bruges?). Occasionally Travelled accompanied us on this trip, and can be seen below. By below, I mean in the featured image, on the right. Anyway, we all enjoyed travelling to Bruges, though the trains were not entirely cooperative. Bruges (or Brugge) is the only place in Belgium tourists go to, we’ve been told, unless they get tricked into going to Brussels too. I don’t really know if this is true or not. Someone else said that it’s the “Venice of the North”, but I am not sure whoever said that had been to Venice, or perhaps, if they had, they clearly hadn’t been to Bruges. That being said, some of the street art was pretty good: