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Graffiti in Brooklyn

Graffiti in Brooklyn

When I’m on vacation, there is one thing I never do.  I never visit art galleries (or museums).  I know, I know, how terribly uncultured of me.  And I’m sorry.  But it’s just not my thing!  I love photography, I love some art (not the kind in the Tate Modern, I just don’t get it!), but on vacation I prefer to walk around and breathe in the city.  I prefer to find an outdoor table at a cafe, sit down, and people watch.  That’s my way of taking in the culture of a place.  Unless there’s the option to see graffiti/street art, then I’m all eyes and ears, and first in line.

New York is home to some amazing street art, so where better to take in some art and culture than checking out the graffiti in Brooklyn.  We downloaded this Time Out article, and made our way towards Bushwick.

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Heading up and out of the subway station, we got our priorities straight, and started with some pretty awesome coffee at Swallow Cafe.

Fine and Raw Chocolate

Next stop.  Fine and Raw for some chocolate.

Fine and Raw Chocolate

Fine and Raw Chocolate

This stuff is good, if you’re a fan of raw chocolate.  We tasted tested and stocked up.

Fine and Raw Chocolate

They also have a great drinks menu, but we’d already fuelled ourselves with caffeine, so we were now good to go!

Graffiti in Brooklyn

Following the directions on the Time Out Article, we wandered the streets and saw some pretty amazing art work.

And some artists in action!

Graffiti in Brooklyn

Bushwick Brooklyn

Every street you turn onto in Bushwick will surprise and impress you if like me, you’re a street art fan.

Bushwick Brooklyn

Bushwick Brooklyn

We ambled along in the sunshine, and snap snap snapped. #streetartbrooklyn

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Is this not the coolest wedding car ever? No? Maybe it’s just me then.

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Graffiti in Brooklyn

Back near the subway, I sat on a Brooklyn stoop, getting a taste of local life, soaking up the sun, and falling deeper in love with the city that never sleeps.

Graffiti in Brooklyn

It’s a great way to spend a sunny afternoon in New York.  Go check out the Graffiti in Brookyn and use that Time Out article as your personal street art guide.

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