Urban Art: Museums for the Masses

Street art is experiencing a heyday for those wanting to explore the rough-and-ready charm of the city. Walking tours of this nature are most certainly a good option for free tourist attractions from gentrified barrios to dodgy alleys, from surly tunnels to bridge underpasses, the world over.

Museo di Urban Art di Roma (MURo)
Museo di Urban Art di Roma (MURo)

On our travels, Nico and I, stumbled across some choice gems around the Quadraro in Rome, Kasteler Strand (Rheinwiesen Mainz-Kastel) in Mainz, and Observatory to Woodstock in Cape Town. The artists range from Jim Avignon, Gary Baseman, Diavu’, Gio Pistone, Lucamaleonte, Ron English, Mr Thoms, Zelda Bomba and our very own Jack Fox and Nardstar* Get out there and encounter the awful beauty of your city.

Dilkabear & Paulo Petrangeli, via Cincinnato, Quadraro, Roma
Dilkabear & Paulo Petrangeli, via Cincinnato, Quadraro, Roma
Diavu', via dei Lentuli, Quadraro, Roma
Diavu’, via dei Lentuli, Quadraro, Roma
Jim Avignon, via de Pisoni 38, Quadraro, Roma
Jim Avignon, via de Pisoni 38, Quadraro, Roma
Lucamaleonte, via del Monte del Grano, Quadraro, Roma
Lucamaleonte, via del Monte del Grano, Quadraro, Roma
Ron English, via dei Pisoni 89, Quadraro, Roma
Ron English, via dei Pisoni 89, Quadraro, Roma
Zelda Bomba at via dei Lentuli & Gio Pistone, tunnel via dei Lentuli, Quadraro, Roma
Zelda Bomba at via dei Lentuli & Gio Pistone, Tunnel via dei Lentuli, Quadraro, Roma
Mr Thoms, Tunnel via Decio Mure
Mr Thoms, Tunnel via Decio Mure
Tunnel to Kasteler Strand, Mainz
Tunnel to Kasteler Strand, Mainz
Lower Main Road, Observatory to Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Lower Main Road, Observatory to Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
The eagle has landed at Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
The eagle has landed at Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Abandoned lot in Woodstock, Cape Town
Abandoned lot in Woodstock, Cape Town
Jack Fox, Woodstock, Cape Town
Jack Fox, Woodstock, Cape Town
Jack Fox framing the street art scene in Woodstock, Cape Town
Jack Fox framing the street art scene in Woodstock, Cape Town
Albert Road 48, Woodstock, Cape Town
Albert Road 48, Woodstock, Cape Town
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