Modern art in Florence

The historical city of Florence in Italy is famous for being the home of some of the most magnificent renaissance art and architecture in the world. Visitors to the city don’t have to venture into a museum or gallery to view great examples of renaissance art because you are literally surrounded by it in this UNESCO heritage listed city. However, if you like something a little more 21st century, look around and you will see modern art everywhere you walk. When we were in Florence in 2011 I never really noticed any street art, but in 2015 we saw plenty and the artwork varied greatly in style from cartoonish to realistic. This is a small selection of what can be seen as you walk around the city and as you can see, nowhere was off limits with art painted on metal utility boxes as well as on the walls of buildings.

For more examples of street art in Florence as well as information about the artists, check out the Girl in Florence blog post A Guide to Street Artists in Florence.

Travel theme: Creative

This post is motivated by the latest travel theme challenge on ‘Where’s my backpack‘.

A stunning but simple window display at a florist's in Bologna
A stunning but simple window display at a florist’s in Bologna
Bright and colourful Christmas lights at the markets, Berlin
Bright and colourful Christmas lights at the markets, Berlin
Doorknocker, Bologna
Doorknocker, Bologna
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Dogs pee here, street art? Bologna
Street art in Florence
Street art in Florence
Sculpture near Mercato Centrale, Florence
Sculpture near Mercato Centrale, Florence
Wine barrel art at a winery in Tuscany
Wine barrel art at a winery in Tuscany
Autumn vegetables on display, Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Autumn vegetables on display, Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Street artist at work in Rome
Street artist at work in Rome

Morning walk in Melbourne

A series of photos taken on a morning walk in the city of Melbourne earlier this year. I love Melbourne for walking, lovely parks, amazing artworks and great coffee 🙂

Melbourne Walks: Street Art

Melbourne Walks provides walking tours around Melbourne and recently I was lucky to be part of a walking tour exploring the lane ways to discover fantastic street art. The tour guide, whose name escapes me, have us a fascinating insight into the history of the movement and the different styles used by artists, from stencils to found objects, paint and mosaics. The weather wasn’t the best for being outdoors however the rain did make the artwork shine.

If ever you go to Melbourne I highly recommend going on one of these walking tours and if you need a break after all the walking there are plenty of cafés and bars where you can find nourishment.

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