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Postcard from the streets of Wellington

Postcard from the streets of Wellington

Wellington is a crisp, clean city: laid-back, orderly, vibrant. It’s easy to list the adjectives, but harder to capture the feeling: Wellington seems authentic, happy, sure of itself. The anti-authority graffiti that runs rampant in Paris, where the city is crowded and full of tension, wouldn’t make sense in Wellington. The city-sanctioned graffiti lanes hidden around every corner in Melbourne wouldn’t quite fit the world’s coolest little capital either.

Freedom building street art and blue skies in Wellington, New Zealand

Street art hunting might not be on your list of what to do in Wellington, but there are still a few gems if you keep your eyes peeled. As it always does, Wellington’s street art seems to reflect the city: bright, unassuming, and, of course, rugby obsessed.

 Beyond the black street art in Wellington, New Zealand

Go All Blacks rugby support in Wellington, New Zealand

 

Police graffiti street art in Wellington, New Zealand

Graffiti and stickers on road sign in Wellington, New Zealand

Street art in Wellington, New Zealand

  • Ukate Travels

    What an incredibly cool idea!  Hrm…we have sanctioned graffiti areas here in the UK as well, but it never crossed my mind to pay them any attention.  I’m gonna have to change that the next time I head out with my camera.  Thanks for sharing this!  🙂

    Kate
    http://ukate.wordpress.com/

  • Such beautiful photos. I love the vivid colors.

    You’re making me really regret missing out on Wellington when I was in NZ.

  • I’ve recently ‘opened’ my eyes to looking closer and to photographing street art wherever I go.  That’s some neat stuff there in Welly.  As Aussie on the Road has mentioned, the colours are solid beautiful deep.

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed it! I’m such a sucker for street art 🙂

  • Anonymous

    You’ll have to make a trip back–such an easy trip from Australia!

  • Anonymous

    Have you seen “Exit Through the Gift Shop”? I just saw it, and it made me even more interested in the street art movement.

  • The police recruiting graffiti is pretty neat. I love looking at odd painted things in cities when i travel.

  • The police recruiting graffiti is pretty neat. I love looking at odd painted things in cities when i travel.

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t that cool? I loved that it was right off the main drag of Cuba Street.