Study Abroad: Street Art: Summer 2012

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Florence is a city known for its art, from Michelangelo’s David to the works hanging in the Uffizi Gallery. But there is also a good bit of street art. Some of it is fantastic, some it not and some has a history. Some of this is legal and some is probably not – I’ll let you guess which.

Medusa
From The Birth of Venus by Botticelli
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Washington from the U.S. dollar bill.
This just makes me laugh.
This is just creepy.
Probably my favorite piece of random street art that I came across.
We rode segways through this tunnel completely full of graffiti. This is the only non-blurry photo. Also, I crashed the segway 3 times…
I don’t like the vandalism but I thought the panda sticker was funny.
This face is carved into the side of the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria.

The story we were told by our guide is that Michelangelo carved this behind his back. Some stories say it was a dare and others say that he was bored when an acquaintance was talking about his problems. Either was it is a cherished bit of Florence legend and graffiti.

Where have you seen some neat street art – legal or illegal? Happy Travels!


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