Travel experiences of two wandering hippies. Art seen and doodles inspired. Rambles on politics.
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Murals in Nicaragua

Murals in Nicaragua

There is a rich tradition in Nicaragua for painted Murals. After the Sandinista revolution they were used as a means of communication. They were a way to reach the population, a large part of who did not read or write. They would have themes such as health, literacy, revolution and politics. A lot of the... continue reading
Graffiti in Caracas and Maracaibo

Graffiti in Caracas and Maracaibo

In Venezuela we had the chance to see quite a bit of quality graffiti, some with great ideas or symbolics, some great styles, and funny and beautiful ones as well. Here is a selection from Maracibo which is in the north on the border with Colombia, and from the capital Caracas.     This last... continue reading
Historic Mural in Caracas

Historic Mural in Caracas

We came across this great mural in the Bella Artes area  in Caracas, Venezuela. It is a painted account of the dramatic history of Venezuela, from the indigenous people living off the nature through the colonisation and the spanish inquisitors and up to modern times showing the social and racial struggles and the effects of... continue reading
Humoristas against war - Santa Clara, Cuba

Humoristas against war – Santa Clara, Cuba

On the 40th anniversary of the Cuban humorist publication Melaito a handful of the most acknowledged Cuban satirists, gathered in Santa Clara to declare War on war with a big public Mural. The mural is a protest against international terrorism and the political and economic aggression of the U.S. as well as a show of support to the... continue reading
Street art from Cuba

Street art from Cuba

In Cuba most free wall space goes to government slogans, historic murals or pure propaganda (always very skilfully executed) but we did see a few unofficial bits of art in the streets here and there. Here is a selection of murals and graffiti from Cuba: Graffiti from Havana Graffiti from Holguin Mural from Santa Clara... continue reading