I adore the creative urban scene. The combination of street art and graffiti always sparks my interest. This peculiar art form relates to the city and the life within, adding to its splendor. It is the first thing that I look for whenever I visit a new city. Therefore, I will list a couple of my favorite artsy locations below.
The first place I will tell you about is our very own concrete graffiti jungle. Yes, even Tarzan can be spotted under this bridge adjoining Park Spoor Noord, given the right weather conditions. Perhaps you’ll come across him at the skate park where daredevils like him tend to show off their skills.
The second location displays a giant mural created by Brecht Evens. He is a comic book artist gone rogue. Although he doesn’t have the cool ‘Sinjoren’ DNA, I must confess this is a marvelous piece of work. You’ll find it in a street called Oever near the Kloosterstraat. Furthermore, you can find a few more murals in the ‘Sint Andries’ neighborhood, situated between the Kloosterstraat and the Nationalestraat.
Last but not least there is a graffiti passageway (aka Kopstraatje), which is found in the fashion district and lies besides the Kammenstraat. Granting that the time is ripe to redo some of these creations, I still love walking through the alley.
Wandering through Antwerp, you’ll spot many other fine pieces of street art, so keep your eyes open and fill me in on your discoveries. Keep calm, I’ll carry on with spotting too.
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