Europe, Poland, Szczecin

Szczecin’s Surprising Street Art.

November 5, 2011
Szczecin

My Love For Street Art

I’m not exactly sure when my love for street art began. It might have been when I moved to Berlin or when I watched Exit Through The Gift Shop with friends at a local park this summer.  I suddenly started to notice street art wherever I went, like in Cologne’s Belgian quarter last month and yesterday in Szczecin, Poland.

Poland’s largest sea port is a cute little city full of beautiful architecture, nice restaurants and really friendly people. Only a two hour train ride away from Berlin, I thought it would be a great way to spend the day with a visiting friend from Toronto. Not only would she spend a week in Germany’s greatest city (I’m obviously biased … ) but a day in Poland too!

As we walked around, we both took delight in finding the street art which seemed to be everywhere … on bridges, church walls, residential homes and even monuments.

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I quite like the word “Polako” wrote out on this bridge.

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I also liked this smoking mouse which seems very reminiscent of Banksy!

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Szczecin

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And of course a street art collection wouldn’t be complete without … Sponge Bob Square Pants!

Szczecin

Szczecin

Szczecin

Szczecin

Last but not least, my very favorite … “Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”

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While you’d think that street art is more typical of a large liberal and creative city like Berlin, it was surprising to find it so prevalent in a lesser known smaller Polish city. Turns out that Szczecin has a Street Artists festival every July … I’d love to attend this next year! How about you?

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  • Reply Christy @ Technosyncratic November 6, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    My love affair with street art started in Berlin as well. 🙂 I really dig that first photo – it’s kind of creepy but oddly cool at the same time.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard November 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM

      @Christy – Thanks so much! Hope you guys make it back to Berlin soon so we can meet in person. 🙂

  • Reply Kurt W November 6, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Interesting photos. Street art is a great way to capture the flavor of a city. The one of the mouse reminds me of a Banksy piece.

  • Reply Andrea November 6, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Cool! Will have to keep my eyes out for great street art in Krakow

    • Reply Cheryl Howard November 6, 2011 at 6:01 PM

      @Kurt – Thanks for your comment and visiting my site! Yes, when I saw the smoking mouse I thought of Banksy right away.

      @Andrea – I wish you could take me with you to Krakow. I need to get there soon.

  • Reply Stephanie - The Travel Chica November 6, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Very interesting. I just realized I haven’t read many articles about traveling in Poland. I know so little about the country.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard November 6, 2011 at 9:17 PM

      @Stephanie – It’s a country I hope to explore more of in the coming months. Not sure why but I love dark emo countries and Eastern Europe in general!

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  • Reply mivvy December 12, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    I am a great lover of street art and always take photos when I see some beauties. I haven’t been to Szczecin yet (only to Warsaw and Gdansk), but it is high on my where-i-want-to-go list

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      @Mivvy – Szczecin is lovely. Won’t need more than a day, two max. And an easy day trip from Berlin. 🙂

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