Street Art Snaps: Florence, Italy – Part One

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Florence, Italy. August 2014.

First part of a whole truckload of photos of street art that I have unintendedly amassed over the last few months. One thing I love about Florence is how they don’t try to cover up the street art; instead they allow–even encourage–it to become part of the personality of the city.

One of the most ubiquitous sets of art I’ve seen around the city is by the artist I  only recently found out is called Enter/Exit. Simple but evocative–and I have a whole lot more photos of these in succeeding months. Is there such a thing as hoarding street art via photos?

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Street Art Snaps: Prato, Italy

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Prato, Firenze, Italy. September 2014.

Prato, a sub-commune of the province of Firenze, is a quiet, quaint neighbor with a lot of charm (and apparently the largest and oldest Italian ‘chinatown’ is here? I haven’t seen it, so.)

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I like that they made the street sign blend in with the street art

Street Art Snaps: Fiesole, Italy

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Fiesole, Florence, Italy. September 2014.

Up in the quieter hilltop neighbor of the historic center, Fiesole presents an interesting array of street art–like these pretty paintings which might suggest that they have a very artistic city worker servicing the Fiesole area, or that street artists in Fiesole happen to be very neat and composed.

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