Last September when we visited Lisbon for three days we spent an afternoon at Costa da Caparica, the largest contiguous beach in Portugal, with an expanse of about 30 kilometres, just south of Lisbon. By bus you’ll arrive right behind the boardwalk, where plenty of beach bars can be found. At the end of the boardwalk there’s a little train, which takes you (for 5€ return) 8 km south along the…
The art initiative “Beautify Earth” commissions public and private art projects from previously overlooked and unempowered sources for the purpose of instilling community pride in impoverished or neglected communities, such as Rockaway Beachin New York, South Central in Los Angeles and the Lincoln Boulevard in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. On the latter one the volunteers painted a mural asking…
Maelstrom at 52nd-53rd Street
Hoop-La at 53rd Street
Twin Vortexes at 54th Street
Since March 8th and until July 20th six sculptures by american artist Alice Aycock grace the Park Avenue malls between 52nd and 57th Streets. There’s a 7th sculpture at 66th Street outside the Park Avenue Armory, which I unfortunately didn’t got to see since I was on my way to the Roosevelt Island tram station on…
From Plaza Unamuno in the old town (Casco Viejo) in Bilbao more than three-hundred steps lead up to the Basílica de Begoña and Etxebarria Park. The park, overlooking the old town and the Nervion River, was built in the 80s on the site of a former steel company and covers an area of 18.9 ha.
I first read about this bookstore in a list of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world and so I had to see it when I was in LA.
It’s located in the heart of Downtown, on the corner of 5th and Spring Street, in an old bank building. They mostly sell used books and you can even sell yours there, which is very rare these days. Additionally they host many events, such a readings and book…
After my week in Florida I flew to New York for 3 days, where I stayed at the wonderful Jane Hotel in the West Village. The rooms are teeny tiny, but equipped with everything you need and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Even though it was slightly over my budget (120$ per night) I loved my stay there and the convenient location helped me make the most of the short time I had in NY.
^^ The famous Jim Morrison mural “Morning Shot”on Speedway by Rip Cronk. ^^
^^ “Freedumb” on Main Street by Jules Muck. ^^
^^ Abraham Lincoln and a Rose on the corner of Rose Avenue and Lincoln Blvd. ^^
^^ “Venice Kinesis” from 2010 by Rip Cronk ^^
^^ A tribute to Marijuana activist and author Jack Herer on Main Street by artist Tazroc ^^
One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world: the Last Bookstore on Spring Street in Downtown LA - #thelastbookstore #DowntownLA #dtla #losangeles #LAmemories
During my stay in Venice Beach I walked over to Santa Monica every day. To visit the pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place and the Bergamot Station. But mostly because I like the walk itself, whether it’s walking along the boardwalk and the bike path passing beautiful hotels and the original muscle beach or window shopping and people watching on Main Street or along…
Audrey in Los Angeles “the best thing to hold on to in life is each other” by #freehumanity #sunsetblvd #hollywood #losangeles #LAmemories #streetart #mural #audreyhepburn
Audrey in New York by #tristaneaton #littleitaly #manhattan #NYCmemories #streetart #mural #audreyhepburn