The Vienna I knew was teeming with stunningly beautiful architecture and gorgeous parks. History is at every corner alongside the traditional schnitzel (typically overhanging your dinner plate), opera and famous coffee houses. The prominent museums and palaces are jam-packed with classic nobilities and historical events, but the streets; well that’s a new history in the making.
Taking a tourist cruise down the Danube canal, I was in awe of the walls of art that welcomed me back into the city. Cafes and bars were spread down the canal, with a backdrop of colourful street art. Apparently, it’s not such a big deal to see a graffiti artist every few hundred metres here, with amateurs and professionals adding their piece of art, mind and soul onto these walls.
I spotted a few international artist’s work in the short kilometre that I covered by foot, as well as some great live local talent creating on any blank space available. What really stood out for me though, was the respect that the artists had for each other, with minimal tagging over the artworks, the graffiti consequently followed the canal walls for kilometres.
Take a squiz GraffitiStreet fans, these photo just don’t do these artists justice. Get yourself there to see the Hall of Graffiti!
‘Let them eat cake’ and create street art too!’
Photos and Blog written for GraffitiStreet by our lovely Ozzy Jess Beavon, confirmed lover of street art and will travel anywhere to find it!