Curaçao is the very equivalence of color. Whether you are familiar with this beautiful Dutch Caribbean island or not, it is most likely that you have seen a picture or two of its colorful “Handelskade” in the heart of its capital Willemstad. You know, that row of colorful buildings by the harbor. Now, what if I told you that since recently, the color has spread all over the the island, concentrating in Willemstad itself, and that this time it was by the hand of local artists?
If you follow my blog, you know that I have a slight obsession with street art (that’s putting it mildly) and that I try to satisfy that obsession with my travels. So, naturally when my birthday trip to the “Big Apple” came around, the first thing I did was diligently look into the best areas for murals and graffiti-clad buildings. It wasn’t easy, seeing that this was after all New York City and street art really is everywhere.
A photo journal of my Wynwood Walls experience
Street art at it’s Caribbean finest. That’s what I call the murals found in Santa Bárbara, a tiny neighborhood at the edge of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo. Not the finest of neighborhoods but a treat for street art fans nonetheless.
When I first started planning my trip to Washington DC, one of the many things I had on my Must-Do list was urban art hunting and I must say that DC did not disappoint in that department.
The quality of street art you encounter once you venture outside of the downtown area, where everything is so pristine and well preserved is amazing. I was in awe of the level of artistry, the colors and the stories behind most of these murals. I try not to ever use the word regret for I’m a firm believer in the theory that everything happens for a reason. But if there is one thing I wish I’d spent more time doing while in the US Nation’s capital is Chasing Murals.