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Mad About Street Art in Cork City in Ireland
Ireland

Mad About Street Art in Cork City in Ireland

There’s nothing like a spot of color on an old building to liven up an urban scene, especially when that country is prone to fits of rain like in Ireland. In Cork, the street art springs up on you in bits and pieces, a delightful surprise as you turn a corner or an electrical box

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Places To Visit in Beijing Which Reminded Us of Brooklyn
China

Places To Visit in Beijing Which Reminded Us of Brooklyn

How can you get street art in an authoritarian country like China? Pretty easily. Just limit it to certain areas so it’s technically sanctioned. Win/Win for the people who are given the illusion of freedom and for the government who is still in ultimate charge. In our time in the capitol of China, we found

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The Global Angel Wings Project
California

The Global Angel Wings Project Soars Beyond The City of Angels

If you bought Red Bull in the USA thinking that the drink would follow through with its promise to provide you with wings, then you were entitled to a $10 refund from the company.  Why? A court found that Salzburg-based Red Bull was guilty of false advertising because no one who drank it got wings.

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Contemporary Cool at the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara
California

Contemporary Cool at the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara prides itself on being the California Riviera (so much so that its trademarked the slogan).  A Riviera anywhere in the world conjures up images of beachside affluence and glamour.  When you think of contemporary cool, you think of Brooklyn.  What do you get when you mix the Riviera and Brooklyn?  Something that is

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Selaron Steps
Brasil

The Selaron Steps, an Homage to Catalonia’s Gaudi

What do you do when you get tired of how rundown your street is looking? Most people would call and complain to the city council. In Rio de Janeiro, though, rundown streets are a dime a dozen and probably not that high on the financially-strapped city’s list of problems. So Chilean artist, Jorge Selaron took

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Lumiere London
London

The Lighter Side of Public Art with Lumiere London

An outdoor art festival, Lumiere London, was staged for a brief four days in London this past weekend.  Previously it has been held in Durham in the north of England in November.  Located in four different locations throughout London, it was free to the public and featured the works of many different international artists. We went

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Batman Alley street art in Sao Paulo
Brasil

The Best Street Art in Sao Paulo

In a city known for the high quality of its street art, Batman Alley stands out as particularly awesome.  Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Vila Madalena, Batman Alley is an outdoor gallery with every spare inch of space covered in street art.  The work is ever changing as artists create new works and in

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Buddy Bears in Berlin

The bear is a symbol associated with the city of Berlin in Germany.  This bear started off as a heraldry symbol from a city seal in 1280.  Today’s city seal features a bear standing on its hind legs with its arms stretched out. No one is entirely sure how or why the bear become part

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