Monday September 22, 2014
There’s one thing I noticed right away upon our arrival to Ponta Delgada. There’s graffiti everywhere. Except..I’m not sure I’d label it as graffiti. Truly, what’s been plastered all over sides of buildings through this city are works of art. Found on doors, walls, and even sometimes on the streets themselves, this town is brimming with artists ready to show off their work where it will get the most traffic. On the outsides of buildings as you pass them by on the street.
Sometimes they’re small scale, just on one little door. Other times there are a few modest separate works on the same building. My favorites were the ones that covered whole buildings, wrapping around from one side to the next. The only sad part was when you’d come across a work of art that you know someone spent a lot of time on, and some punk hooligan would cover parts of it in actual graffiti.
Walking down the streets of Ponta Delgada was always entertaining, making sure to keep your eyes open for any new piece of art that may be lurking around the corner. I didn’t always have my camera on me to get all of them, but here are a few of my favorites that I was able to capture.