Moments Captured Abroad: Firenze Street Art

Welcome to the first edition of “Moments Captured Abroad!”  Each week will consist of a different theme I find throughout the places I discover in and other various European cities.  This week I wandered around Firenze and continuously came upon art on buildings.  Some call it vandalized walls, some call it graffiti, but I prefer the term street art.  Done tastefully, it can serve as a visually appealing surprise when turning a corner, just simply a joke, or it could even be the metaphorical message you needed to see that day.  Regardless of opinions, the art can be impressive.  Here’s what caught my eye around the city of Firenze this past week:

Psychedelic
Psychedelic
Bad Santa
Bad Santa
Bloom
Bloom
Pondering
Pondering
King Cow
Re Cane (King Dog)
It's Within Reach
It’s Within Reach.

This piece stood out the most to me.  Not only is a political movement, but also a humanitarian movement and a call for change.  We all need to unplug to reconnect with the true meaning of living out each day – not being glued to technology.

Don't we all?
Don’t we all?
Cycling Wavelength
Cycling Wavelength

Which “piece of art” speaks to you the most?  Comment below!  Check back next week to see where I’m off to and what I capture out in the wondrous European world!

Ciao!

Gillian

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2 comments

  1. I found the juxtaposition of “it’s within reach” (heart.. our authentic selves) and “recharge” (what non-sense people plug in to) to powerfully symbolize starving souls… reaching … searching … “plugging into” emptiness.
    Martin Luther King Jr. said:
    “The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

  2. I am drawn to “Pondering”… it’s a positive upbeat message of youth and possibilities… and it glows… though, I have a broad appreciation for well planned and executed street art…

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