While on holidays travelling from Budapest, Munich, Zurich and Paris I took plenty of happy snaps of the street art along the way.

Separate from the bustle of medieval buildings and renaissance sculptures lies the modern casual decor found in most cities around the world: tourist shops, graffiti and local craft shops.

 

Budapest

Budapest was very artistic, with funky art shops, tourist trinkets and ruin bars, there was plenty to see. It was colorful and worked hard on showcasing its artistic roots which has been restored after centuries of unrest in the region.

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Puder Ruin Bar

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Munich

Munich was less urban arty and far more traditional, I was enamored by their medieval history and Bavarian crown jewels rather than chasing local street flavors. I was somewhat surprised they still wore traditional dress and my hosts 18 year old had 24 different drindle dresses herself!

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Part of the Bavarian crown jewels exhibit – I was fascinated!

Lucerne, Switzerland

I saw more medieval history and the amazing Rosengart contemporary art collection including Picasso’s, Matisse and Klee … that I really didn’t  notice anything particularly art-urban along the way. It was so picturesque though, Lucerne didn’t need street art at all!

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'Woman with Straw Hat on a Floral Background' by Picasso, Rosengart Collection

‘Woman with Straw Hat on a Floral Background’ by Picasso, Rosengart Collection

 

Picturesque Lucerne

Picturesque Lucerne

 

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There was plenty of creative chocolate in Switzerland!

 

Paris

However once you get to Paris, the birthplace of impressionist artists, home to the Louvre and a mecca for modern artists .. the streets become full of colorful graffiti.

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Firstly .. a selfie at the Louvre.

 

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Second .. Van Gogh lived here!

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My street in Paris.

 

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OK .. one more selfie!

Always the artist

Dina