Of all that can be done in Santiago de Chile, is to walk through its streets to see street art. In the Franklin neighborhood to the south of the Chilean capital there are a significant number of works of this style. A cultural pole is developed here, where there is also a central square that hosts concerts and fairs. In the end, graffiti is a format-free art, no rules in styles or or techniques.
Sometimes ephemeral and other times permanent, but always renewable. There is an evident need for expression, of any kind, that the emotional moment of the city teaches us, whether it expresses rebellion or the need to pay attention to society’s needs.
It is worth walking the streets and admiring the works of art that have may not live for ever. Observe the bright colors and the whimsical shapes, some unknown and others very representative of well-known characters.
Also in another city in Chile, Valparaiso, there is an immense amount of street art. There is practically no street that is not adorned by a painting or a mural. I will show you in a future post.
This is Madero avenue in Mexico City downtown. Madero avenue used to be opened for cars, now it is a promenade. This avenue will lead you to the Zocalo, the main plaza of the city (195mts x 240mts). Next to Zocalo is the Cathedral which is the largest in Latin America. It took 250 years to be built. I think I will write a post about the Cathedral.