Living in Berlin has given me a new appreciation of art in general, especially street art and how it really can enhance urban spaces. While it might not be as conventionally beautiful as some of Europe’s more famous monuments, castles, and cathedrals, street art has its place.
On a recent impromptu getaway to meet with a college friend to Cologne, Germany, I enjoyed hanging out in the city’s Belgian quarter for a day. Full of funky stores, hip cafes and a really amazing tattoo parlor where I happened to get a new tattoo (blog post to come), I was surprised to find so much street art.
My favorite photo is this one with music notes painted on the two garage doors. I love how it could have been left boring and bland but was turned into something really pretty!
I’m also quite enamored with Little Lucy, similar sketches have also appeared in Berlin and Hamburg.