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Only 3 years ago Tennozu Island was the place to go for graffiti and street art in Tokyo...

But now only a few murals remain. Have you been there? Did you get to see the big Edmonda Honda Sumo wrestler?

What do you feel when something that was huge and great and quirky is gone? Would love to read your thoughts about this.
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Playing with video, I put some of my favs from Djerbahood together

It's only a small sample of what we saw on our visit there, but hoping you like it. I'm awful with video (and audio.)

https://youtu.be/W_oIiiHuwfw

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Don't you love cats?

There is an special connection between places where I found stunning graffiti and cats. While I didn't see many cats in Djerba's Hara Sghira Er Rhiad village, I did see some of them on their walls. Stunning and with big eyes like this cute one.

#cats #graffiti #Tunisia #TBIN
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Is it the car or is it the graffiti? Maybe it's just all of it

I promised more pics from the Graffiti town of Djerbahood Hara Sghira er Riad in Djerba island, and here is a very different one from a writer from Kenya (did you know there are such great artists there?)

His name is WiseTwo, who has worked all accross Africa, but also in the US (you can find him in New Jersey, New York or Los Angeles, for example).

The car... well, it was there, just waiting for the picture.

#Tunisia #Djerbahood #graffiti #TBIN
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Another calligraphic beauty from Tunisia

No idea what the writer aimed, but when I saw this piece from the distance, I saw a horse. Yes, a psicoanalyst would have lots to say about that...

It probably means something in arabic too (so no idea what it reads either) but it was a great sign that showed me the way to another three beautiful pieces on that same winding street.

The man working was restoring a house. Looks like the winter was a bit tough this year in Djerba, but they are working hard to get it all ready for your visit :)

#Tunisia #graffiti #Djerbahood #streets
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A floating Berber next to the only non blue door of Djerbahood

Ok. Maybe not the only door, but almost (I wasn't checking, I just realized it when I checked my pics.) This was one of the first graffiti I saw from Djerbahood, the open sky project in Djerba island.

The floating berber man is simply superb and the details of the beautiful entrance to the house make it stand out. And it was huge, I just cut half of it because it wouldn't fit together with the door here (maybe not the greatest idea? I don't know... it combines two of my fav things: doors and street art).

The piece is from french artist BomK

#streetart #Tunisia #berbers #doors
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Getting ironic with graffiti in Tunisia

From a country where tourism was the main activity, I find it really amusing how local artists make fun of some annoying side of old fashioned tourism.

I found this one in Djerba, right next to the beautiful street art of the Djerbahood project. Not the same style as the other pieces of the project, but gives something to think about.

If you don't get this one: Tunisia is not Egypt. Yes, there are dromedaries and desert, but no pyramids here. This was the land of Hannibal (not the TV series but the one from Carthage who crossed the Alps with elephants to fight Rome in the third century b.C.)

PS. Tunisian people is friendly and kind with travelers. They are also proud of their origins and culture and this country has a lot to offer to you besides sun and beaches and low prices. So just count it as a joke, you know graffiti artists are fun people.

And... Knowing where you go and its history will provide a much greater experience on your travels; and you won't be the guy on top of the dromedary.

#Tunisia #tbin #graffiti #travelers
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If a giant whale in Zagreb was my favorite graffiti from last year, this year it's going to be hard to choose my favorite after experiencing Djerbahood in Tunisia

This piece from tunisian artist Inkman (find him on IG as the_inkman) is now incomplete. Time and weather can damage any street art piece as you alreadyknow, but still looks beautiful by the traditional tunisian blue door on a white house.

The whole town of Erriadh is full of pieces from artist from all over the world who came to Djerba in Tunisia in 2014 to create an open sky museum that's worth a visit on itself. I will keep posting pictures from my visit there (and I only saw a small portion of it,) see which one you like best.

I didn't know much about arabian calligraphic graffities before arriving to Tunisia, but I find them both beautiful and inspiring. Whished I could understand the writing too.

PS. You can see my 2016 fav here https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeticiaPerez-trucosviajeros/posts/LW6kjACgiM8

#Tunisia #Graffiti #Djerba #Djerbahood
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Some stickers you find on the streets should be on a Gallery too

Street art is sometimes shocking, sometimes beautiful and sometimes meh! but there is usually some thinking and creativity behind it. The only difference with any other type of art is that it is always on the streets (with some exceptions).

Probably one of the reasons why many writers end up working for advertising agencies and other creative companies.

These stickers come from Zagreb. They were on the back of a street sign.
#stickers #zagreb #streetart
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This is a smart way of using urban "furniture" for street art. You can see it at #Pontevedra city. It is not a #graffiti city, but they do have some good things there.

It's also a very walkable city, perfect for a weekend scape or as a base for a trip around #RiasBaixas.
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