Over time, street art has become a big obsession of mine; I love when the ordinary gets a makeover by art. While I completely fell in love with street art this summer in Santiago, Chile, that love grew deeper on my most recent trip to London.
I wasn’t expecting the street art of London to have such an affect on me, in fact I wasn’t expecting it at all, and I think that is why it made its mark on me. While walking around the East End, I was stuck by its beauty and how it seemed to blend in and match the attitude of the neighborhood.
I have been to London in the past and have pictures of the street art from that time period, but they didn’t stay with me after I left. This time, however, I am filled with memories of bright colors and unique installations that decorated the streets.
Here are a few of my favorites:
While the street art was vastly different from that of Santiago, I fell in love with it all the same. Something about the way it brought the streets to life, making me look at London in an entirely new light.