Street art is one of those things that can make or break a city for me. A city that encourages good graffiti–or at the very least, recognizes the difference between ugly tagging and talented artwork–is instantly a place that I want to explore. Cities with white-washed walls simply feel sterile, devoid of emotion and expression: they lack the second-glance details that keep me intrigued.
My friend Jess–whom I met in the street art haven of Melbourne–knows this about me, and quickly took me to an incredible street art alley in Cartagena. I had already fallen in love with the colorful buildings and winding alleys of the Cartagena old town, but this proliferation of murals, portraits and poems sealed the deal.
What’s your favorite photo of Cartagena street art?