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A different kind of inspiration

Posted on: December 20th, 2014 by thisishel No Comments

Strong wine, lovely beer, a public transport system that seems to utilise the ‘honesty box’ payment method and finally some amazing street art.


Graffiti, for the most part, is absolutely terrible. Pick a name and daub it all over town like a badge of honour. Look. I can write my name. A walk down the Danube in central Vienna shows you what you could have had. Interesting, different and carrying a strong illustrative quality. The people who created these works are most definitely artists – no matter what your own personal view on illegal street painting is.

So my advice – if you find yourself with an odd half hour in the Austrian capital, take a walk down the river and see if you spot anything you like. I would be very surprised if you didn’t.


Footnote from the same trip. The East Side Gallery in Berlin (which is actually the remnants of the Berlin wall) is also pretty damn excellent.

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