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Wanna go for a swing? This weekend's #lpInstaTakeover is from @kaylapotterbaum who is going to be sharing some awesome shots of her trip to #Norway . 'At 62º N, along the western coast of Norway lies one of nature's best kept secrets— the fjord region of #Ålesund . I had the privilege of exploring this region last summer with my camera as I wrapped up 3 years of living there. I can honestly say it's is one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been. Norwegians are incredibly kind and hospitable— making it even harder to leave this place! I look forward to returning this summer to run photo trips and workshops in this amazing region.' Stay tuned this weekend for more! #travel
May 12, 2017
#LonelyPlanet staffer. @chrismzeiher, is currently exploring #Kyiv , #Ukriane , where he snapped the beautiful St Michael's Gold-Domed Monastery. This stunning church is named after Kyiv's patron saint. As the impossibly shiny cupolas imply, this is a fresh (2001) copy of the original St Michael's (1108), which was torn down by the Soviets in 1937. #travel
May 8, 2017
'Street art can now be found literally all over the world, and some of the most interesting locations are often the least expected. In 2016 the Marrakech Biennale included street art as part of its programming for the first time, leaving the famous souks of the Medina bursting with even more colour than usual. This example by @remirough almost appears to channel the sky into one of the artist's trademark abstract geometric forms.' - @edbartlett. And that's a wrap for this #lpinstatakeover , for more on #streetart around the world check out our new Street Art book via the link in our bio + be sure to follow @edbartlett.
May 7, 2017
'Although the contemporary street art scene may have started primarily with a spray can, nowadays a wide variety of mediums are used - from stickers and paste-ups, to the 3D trash sculptures of @b0rdalo_ii. One of the most interesting techniques is that of ‘creative destruction’ utilised by @vhils. The Portuguese artist physically carves away the very surface of the wall to create his images, even experimenting with small explosive charges. This piece can be found in his hometown of #Lisbon – one of my top choices of cities to experience street art in all its forms.' - @edbartlett #lpinstatakeover #streetart
May 7, 2017
'Street art often carries strong social and political messaging, with many projects aimed at positive social change. One of the best examples is the RISE festival in #Christchurch , #NewZealand , which was hit by a deadly earthquake in 2011. 185 people tragically lost their lives and an estimated 80% of the city was destroyed. After the lifting of the police cordon over 2 years later, Canterbury Museum and @OiYouStreetArt organized the RISE street art festival, with 15 large murals, 3 exhibition spaces and almost 250,000 visitors. There are now dozens of pieces including this great example by Australian artist @R_o_n_e.' - @edbartlett, #lpinstatakeover #streetart
May 6, 2017
'My current hometown of #Bristol is famous for artists like @Banksy @nickwalker_art and @inkiegraffiti, so perhaps unsurprisingly there is a very active and diverse graffiti and street art scene. It also plays host to @Upfest – one of the biggest annual street art festivals in #Europe . This piece by @PichiAvo is one of my favourites from the 2016 edition. I love the way they combine traditional graffiti with classical references like Greek statues. The Spanish duo also recently painted the famous #BoweryWall in NYC.' - @edbartlett, #lpInstaTakeover , #streetart
May 6, 2017
This week's #lpInstaTakeover is from @edbartlett, one of our contributing authors to our new Street Art book. He's going to be sharing photos of some of his favourite street art. 'I was living in #London throughout the initial street art explosion in the late 90’s and early to mid 2000’s, and there was a palpable energy and excitement surrounding it that’s rare in any city or scene. I spent a lot of my free time back then just running around with a camera and documenting new pieces. Although I’ve recently moved away, I still visit regularly, and it remains an exciting place to experience street art. This piece by @cept_trp is still intact after a good 5 or 6 years. I was a huge Joy Division fan so I also love the use of the song title.' Stay tuned this weekend for more and check out the link in our bio for more about our new Street Art book. #streetart #lpstreetart
May 5, 2017