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    Street Art in Athens - Visual Expression of Modern Greece

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    The street art in Athens is said to be the biggest in the world. You can’t help but notice the excessive amount of graffiti that coats every available surface throughout city, where every available wall, shop front, brick wall or obscure alley is a canvas waiting to be filled with artistic optimism, political reference or social satire.

    While it can project an immediate visual grittiness that many find unappealing upon their first visit to Athens, dashing any attempts to unearth the city’s true persona, it does give it a unique edge. Street art, to me, is another window into the social makeup of a destination and I’m always seeking out artistic spots, like the famous Waterloo graffiti tunnel in London, Malaysia’s island of Penangand its distinct artwork depicting local life and history, Berlin’s multifaceted social gripes or Warsaw’s modern wash on its post-war rebuild.

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