My appreciation of art and history is rather indiscriminate. I know what I like and if I like it I will absorb it, gaze at it, just be in awe with it.
I appreciate a broad range of styles and mediums so Berlin is a perfect cornucopia of art for someone like me.
I've long been a follower of street art, especially since moving to London where I encounter Stik and Banksy on a regular basis. Going to Berlin was like going to the Florence of street art. The city is peppered with it, especially the East side and obviously, the East Side Gallery - an expanse of the wall left standing which has some of the most iconic street art every made on display.
|This was at the start of the East Side gallery - a more modern contribution.|
I love this particular classic style of street art. Vivid colours, bold shapes and lines, a bit surreal.
Like something from an album cover.
|I find this more detailed work is always lovely to encounter if only because it's so rarely seen.|
|My mum is a big Pink Floyd fan. I loved the Wall tribute to their classic album artwork.|
I mean, come on, it's The Wall illustrated on THE Wall.
|Leaning against history...|
|This was across the road from the East Side Gallery.|
Gorgeous Art Nouveau inspired work.
|Wandering down to a food market the buildings along the way were peppered with artwork.|
I particularly liked this one. Reminds me of the many lions sculpted into the older buildings of Berlin.
|Old meets new...|
|This is, by far, one of my favourite pieces of street art I've ever found.|
It was on a building near where I stayed in Berlin. I could have sat and marvelled at it for hours.