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.
Next stop. Fine and Raw for some chocolate.
This stuff is good, if you’re a fan of raw chocolate. We tasted tested and stocked up.
They also have a great drinks menu, but we’d already fuelled ourselves with caffeine, so we were now good to go!
Following the directions on the Time Out Article, we wandered the streets and saw some pretty amazing art work.
And some artists in action!
Every street you turn onto in Bushwick will surprise and impress you if like me, you’re a street art fan.
We ambled along in the sunshine, and snap snap snapped. #streetartbrooklyn
Is this not the coolest wedding car ever? No? Maybe it’s just me then.
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.
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.