Street Art weekends. Every weekend I feature and post photo essays of street art around the world. The pictures are either mine or they are a guest post, but either way they are all great works of graffiti!
Street Art abounds in Athens – you don’t have to be Banksy to be appreciated.
The neighbourhoods of Exarchia – supposedly where ‘anarchists’ hang out, and the more cosmopolitan, hip one of Psiri have an abundance of no, not graffiti but gorgeous works of art.
These photos were taken in April 2013. I found myself swept along with the carnival style atmosphere of Alternative Tours of Athens. They aim to enhance the local community and promote culture and tourism with an emphasis on modern city life. They “aim at a fruitful cooperation between tourist affiliates, scientists, cultural agencies, organizations, local businesses, training centers, authors, artists and people that shape the active stage of the city now.”
This particular day a run-down area of Psiri was taken over and brought back to life by the artwork. An old blues band played in the street – it was a thoroughly enjoyable day, and one where street art brought about re-building, not defacing.
Author Bio: Bex is an unconventional British lass with a degree in International Relations, She now finds herself living in the unconventional country of Greece.Check her out at her blog called Leaving Cairo!