April 24, 2014
Portugal. Costa da Caparica.

Portugal. Costa da Caparica.

Costa da Caparica sun

Costa da Caparica

Costa da Caparica Bar

Costa da Caparica beach

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…

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April 22, 2014
Santa Monica / Venice Beach. Beautify Earth and the Corner Of Love.

Santa Monica / Venice Beach. Beautify Earth and the Corner Of Love.

The Corner of Love Venice Beach

Corner of Love mural Venice

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…

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April 18, 2014
NYC. Manhattan. “Park Avenue Paper Chase” by Alice Aycock.

NYC. Manhattan. “Park Avenue Paper Chase” by Alice Aycock.

Spin-The-Spin at 55th Street
Maelstrom at 52nd-53rd Street

Maelstrom at 52nd-53rd Street

Hoop-La at 53rd Street

Hoop-La at 53rd Street

Twin Vortexes at 54th 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…

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April 16, 2014
Bilbao. Mallona Stairs and Etxebarria Park.

Bilbao. Mallona Stairs and Etxebarria Park.

Bilbao Mallona stairs

Bilbao Oldtown_1174

Bilbao Mallona stairs

Bilbao Mallona Stairs 3

Bilbao street art

Bilbao Mallona stairs 2

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.

Etxebarria Park

Bilbao Etxebarria Park    Bilbao Nervion river

Bilbao Old Town from above

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April 13, 2014
LA. Downtown. The Last Bookstore.

LA. Downtown. The Last Bookstore.

The Last Bookstore Spring Street

Last Bookstore window

The Last Bookstore Spring Street

The Last Bookstore Downtown Los Angeles

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…

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April 10, 2014
New York. Recap and favourite Instas.

New York. Recap and favourite Instas.

NYC2

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 Jane New York

On…

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April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014
#santamonica #beach #california #LAmemories #travel

#santamonica #beach #california #LAmemories #travel

April 8, 2014
Venice Beach. Street Art. Part III.

Venice Beach. Street Art. Part III.

Jim Morrison mural Venice Beach

Jim Morrison mural Venice Beach

^^ The famous Jim Morrison mural “Morning Shot”on Speedway by Rip Cronk. ^^

Venice Canals Streetart

Venice Streetart Main Street 3

Venice Streetart 1

Freedumb streetart Venice Beach

^^ “Freedumb” on Main Street by Jules Muck. ^^

Rose and Lincoln mural

^^ Abraham Lincoln and a Rose on the corner of Rose Avenue and Lincoln Blvd. ^^

Venice Kinese RIP Cronk mural

^^ “Venice Kinesis” from 2010 by Rip Cronk  ^^

Venice Streetart flowers  Venice Streetart mural 1

Venice Streetart Speedway 2

Venice Streetart Speedway 3

Venice Streetart Speedway

Venice Streetart Tazroc Jack Herer

^^ A tribute to Marijuana activist and author Jack Herer on Main Street by artist Tazroc ^^

Venice Streetart Westminster Speedway

Street Art in Venice Beach Part I and Part…

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April 8, 2014
One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world: the Last Bookstore on Spring Street in Downtown LA - #thelastbookstore #DowntownLA #dtla #losangeles #LAmemories

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world: the Last Bookstore on Spring Street in Downtown LA - #thelastbookstore #DowntownLA #dtla #losangeles #LAmemories

April 6, 2014
Santa Monica.

SM Palisades Park sunset

Santa Monica Palm Trees

Santa Monica Community Garden

Santa Monica Library

Santa Monica Main Street

Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Hotel

SM Palisades Park sunset

Santa Monica Beach sunset       Santa Monica sunset

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…

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April 4, 2014
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 Los Angeles “the best thing to hold on to in life is each other” by #freehumanity #sunsetblvd #hollywood #losangeles #LAmemories #streetart #mural #audreyhepburn

April 4, 2014
Audrey in New York by #tristaneaton #littleitaly #manhattan #NYCmemories #streetart #mural  #audreyhepburn

Audrey in New York by #tristaneaton #littleitaly #manhattan #NYCmemories #streetart #mural #audreyhepburn

April 3, 2014
#washingtonmews #manhattan #newyork #NYCmemories #travel

#washingtonmews #manhattan #newyork #NYCmemories #travel

April 3, 2014
Spotted at #hellskitchenflea #latergram #NYCmemories #newyork #travel

Spotted at #hellskitchenflea #latergram #NYCmemories #newyork #travel