Street Art in Athens

From stunning murals to personalized tags, prolific street artists in Athens, Greece, have covered nearly every surface with paint. Stroll through Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psiri, and you will find many businesses and abandoned homes covered in graffiti. It’s surreal to see once beautiful, traditional homes plastered with tags. From the looks of the places in…

The Street Art Scene in Athens

To say that the street art scene in Athens has mushroomed is an understatement. All over the city, commercial buildings and homes have become visually cluttered with a blend of beautiful artistic murals, cheeky street art, and ugly graffiti. Imagine busy patterned wallpaper that makes you turn your head away. Don’t get me wrong, I adore…

What Door?

Look closely and you will see a door camouflaged by street art. A plethora of street art and graffiti covers the Psyri neighborhood of Athens.   Inspiration: Thursday Doors.  

Unhinged

I stumbled across this unhinged door in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens, Greece. It’s hard to tell if the door was painted with graffiti before or after its demise. Needless to say, the entire place looks like it needs a facelift.

Street Art Collage – Santana Row

To see more of Santana Row click here: A European-style experience in the heart of Silicon Valley: Santana Row   Inspiration: Collage.  

In the Mood for a Little Parisian Ambiance?

Head to the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto to take a stroll down the Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche. A mural of an eighteenth-century Parisian street scene by artist John Pugh spans a large wall on a side walkway in the shopping center.       In the mood for a French pastry and a cup…

The Street Art Scene in Athens

The street art scene of Athens has been transmogrified from a niche subculture into a widely-accepted expression of political and social opinion by local street artists. To merely say the subculture was transformed wouldn’t sufficiently capture the dramatic change in the street art landscape in Athens. In most people’s minds the connotations of the words…

Oddball Photos from the Plaka Neighborhood of Athens

I’m sharing a handful of oddball photos I took in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens in September. These photos don’t fit into a common theme but the interesting nature and composition of these scenes caught my eye as we walked the streets of Plaka. If anything, the images show the eclectic nature of this neighborhood.  …