Travelling with the lens to Argentina | Streeting Buenos Aires

Finally the time to write about my own country arrived!

Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries from latin america. An extensive territory that has all types of weathers and geographies: mountains, waterfalls, icebergs, rivers, deserts and vibrant cities.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of the country. As in most of metropolis, BA’s neighbourhoods are being invaded by Street Artists. Today I will be sharing with you some shots of cool graffitis I’ve found while visiting my hometown a couple of days ago.  Hope you like them!

If you ever go to Buenos Aires, I stronglly recommend you to do the Street Art Tour 

Travelling with the lens to Italy

Rome. Italy’s Capital City. History’s Capital City. Art’s Capital City. I would say one of the most important and beautiful cities of the world.

Rome’s history spans more than two and a half thousand years. When walking around the city, you come across with monumental buildings, epic ruins, captivating small streets. Wherever you look, 365º, there is something special, a unique masterpiece of human history.

But Rome is not only history, it also has modern and cool Art dressing the fascinating streets. In combination with the beautiful amber-orange walls, there are murals & graffiti, stencils on doors, traffic signals intervened, Painted Stairs, and more.

All mentioned above in combination with the Italian language whispering in your ears and the spectacular food, makes Rome a piece of Art itself.

These are my favorite shots, enjoy!

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Spain – Streeting Barcelona

Barcelona, Capital City of Cataluna. One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and one of the top touristic destinies. There are 100 reasons to visit Barcelona, but the main reason for my last trip was “The Streets”.

I’ve been “Streeting” Barcelona (I made up this word)  for four days, collecting shots of the intriguing passages from the Gothic Quarter, El Borne and Barceloneta.

Everything on those streets is special. If you look above, you will find the blue sky hiding behind the clothes hanging from the windows. A colorful image that transmits freedom. You will see also the neighbors sniffing on the tourists walking on the street and sometimes you may even spot a crazy and tired Barcelones throwing bleach or eggs to the shouters after midnight.

Everybody walking on the streets is interesting. You see different races, you hear random languages, you find extreme ages and a mix of cool and unique styles.

The architecture of this city is merely Fantastic. The old buildings, the balconies, the doors, and Gaudi, the master of the architecture.

But what I loved from these streets are the pieces of art hanging from the walls. Barcelona is full of Street Art. Walls, doors, windows, traffic signs everything has been intervened by colorful aerosols and stencils.

These are some of my favorite shots:

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the Lens to Scotland

Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses, interspersed with valleys and lakes.
Is a land with a rich, multi-layered history, a place where every corner of the landscape is steeped in the past. Hundreds of castles testify to the country’s often turbulent history.
We did a road trip across the beautiful green country. From Inverness to Lock Ness, the Highlands, the Eilean Donan Castle, Edinburgh ending up in Stirling.

The Highlights of the trip were the cool Highland cattle, a very weird and unique cow from the area, and the fascinating street art surrounding the phantasmagoric city of Edinburgh.

Below, my favorite shots.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Hungary

Hungary, what can I say? It is simply the country with more historical events that I have ever visited so far. A country that lived many invasions, 2 World Wars and 45 long years of communism. In Budapest, the constructions and reconstructions, the pubs, the monuments, the trasnport, everything reflects a little bit of its story. It s a chaming city that has it all, exquisite thermal baths, delicious food, cool nightlife and gorgeous buildings. It’s worthy to visit either to chill out or to have superb fun!

I hope these selection of pictures reflects how much we enjoyed our stay there.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Belgium

Becasue Brussels and Bruges are probably the most well known cities in Belgium, we decided to stay in Ghent. It’s a student city and always vibrant and alive. Simply beautiful, cool and full of design, architecture and history. Every single shop, even the butchers, were full of design!!!

Curiosity: The Lonely Planet has called the city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination for 2011 and the National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed this city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Guided by the locals, we found the little graffiti street! While graffiti is of course prohibited in Ghent, the city makes a couple of exceptions, and the Werregarenstraat is one of them. Street art used to be a major problem in Ghent so the government commissioned off one small avenue specifically to be used for artists. The graffiti alley, between Hoogpoort and Onderstraat, it’s a shady but colourful place where street artists can let themselves go. The appearance of the Werregarenstraat changes constantly, and this is how we found it last weekend

Bruges is beautiful as well but much more expensive and touristy.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Greece

Greece is a marvelous country. It has great diversity and a range of places and landscapes that cannot be found together anywhere else. Is the place where wonderful experiences never end. There is always more to explore, to discover, to see, to taste and to photograph.

This country has a culture starting from ancient times. Despite the fact that the British Imperium took most of the main Greek Buildings, you can still enjoy the area where they originally were constructed and understand their spectacular architecture, specially the Acropolis.

Greece is the land of the islands. Islands of different shapes and sizes; different personalities; different possibilities. It has some of the most beautiful beaches of the world with incredible sunsets.

This is our selection of photos from Athens, Santorini and Mykonos.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Portugal

Portugal lies along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in south Western Europe. Despite its relatively small size, the country boasts a great diversity of geographical features, from golden plains to mountainous zones.

Lisbon in particular fascinates me! Is a magical city, where the imperial past and an independent present come together to make the city unique, a special place full of infinite possibilities.

I already mentioned how much I love this country in my previous post: Chasing street art in Portugal. 

This time I leave you with some of my favorite photos from our Road trip across Portugal.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Turkey

I love Turkey.  It’s on my ‘Countries that Have It All’ List: History, natural wonders, lovely people. Unfortunately I only had the chance to visit two cities, but I would definitely travel again to keep on exploring this amazing country.

Boasting more than 12 million official residents, Istanbul is like no other city in Turkey. Being the only city in the world that spans two different continents, it is huge. I love Istanbul and can easily admit to a major addiction for this characteristic destination. You cannot help but be engulfed in the cultural history and significance. Is one of the most romantic, fun and breath taking cities in the world. Culture, nightlife, architecture and Bazaars!

Capadoccia is unlike anything you have ever seen and ever will. It is simply stunning. Hot air balloons, open air museum, caves, underground cities.

The only way to understand what I’m saying is buying a ticket to Turkey, but I hope this selection of photos helps to show a little bit of the Turkish beauty.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

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