Posts tagged with ‘urban art’

  • Urban Journeys: Fanta

    Fanta-Berlin

    Fanta

    WHERE:Berlin

    COUNTRY: Germany

    WHEN: November, 2014

     

    It is quite common to see urban art on the gable ends of residential buildings in Berlin, Germany and this is just one I came across this year in Mitte, Berlin. I will be on the look out for more as they are always fun and interesting.

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    Urbanknit
  • Urban Journeys: Alcatraz

    Alcatraz

     

    Alcatraz

    WHERE: Berlin

    COUNTRY: Germany

    WHEN: November, 2014

     

    Came across this entrance way in Berlin. It is the entrance of a backpackers hostel accommodation named… yes you guessed it. Alcatraz. The humour is appreciated.

    The original Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay in California, United States. Often referred to as “The Rock“, it has a lighthouse, a military fortification, was a military prison, and later served as a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.  In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and is now a popluar tourist destination.

    Amongst its infamous ‘inhabitants’ were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud (1890-1963). Though many attempts were made, it is said that no prisoner ever escaped the island.


    Despite the name, the Alcatraz hostel actually looks like a pretty cool and friendly place judging from their website, their Google+ page and reviews from customers. So if you are looking for cheap accommodation in the centre of Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg) check out the Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel Berlin. It is close to the popular “Mauerpark” with its great flea-market on Sundays.

     

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    Urbanknit
  • Urban Journeys: Will and Carlton

    Urban Journeys: Fresh Prince

    Fresh Prince of Bel Air

    WHERE: Shoreditch, London

    COUNTRY: United Kingdom

    WHEN: July 2014

     

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    Urbanknit
  • Urban Journeys: Beats in Brazil

    Shoreditch Urban Art

     Beats In Brazil

    WHERE: Shoreditch, East London

    COUNTRY: England

    WHEN: August 2013

     

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