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Postcard from the High Line

While I feel like I'm constantly walking in Manhattan--darting through crowded sidewalks, trudging up stairs, ambling along the streets lined with shops--I rarely feel like I have a chance to stroll. Everyone in New York City has a purpose, a place...
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Postcard from the streets of Cartagena

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....
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Postcard from the streets of San Francisco

Wandering in San Francisco on a sunny Friday morning, I stumbled over a Banksy in Chinatown. My day was officially made, and I was reminded of how vivid and joyful the multi-cultural San Francisco streets can be. I'm not usually a huge fan of...
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Postcard from the streets of Hobart

A small-town capital, Hobart is a city that shuts down squarely at 5 p.m.  The crisp peak of Mount Wellington overlooks the city's sparkling harbour, with the tidy streets of the CBD propped in neat squares and right angles in...
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Outpost Project: the culture of Sydney street art

It's no secret that I love Sydney, sunshine and street art. Throw all three together on a (kind of) deserted island, add in a bar and breakdancing, and you've got my perfect day. The Outpost Project is a rare chance to see a wide variety of...
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Postcard from the streets of Fitzroy

If I hadn't lived in laid-back, beachy St Kilda, I would have lived in Fitzroy. The hipster cafes, the trendy bars, the crazy amount of vintage stores...and the street art. In the main roads, on the side streets, in the alleys: works of art with...
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Postcard from Sculptures by the Sea

My favorite type of art isn't a classic painting or sculpture stuck in a museum, collecting dust and inviting glazed-over stares. It's art that sparks a discussion, art that makes you question whether it is art, art that is out in the public eye for...
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Postcard from the walls of Hobart

The details of a place have always interested me more than a sweeping panorama: those are the rewards for paying attention, for actively searching your surroundings instead of complacently heading toward the next scenic vista. Hobart was full of the...
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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...
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Postcard from ACDC Lane

Wandering in Melbourne may be one of my favorite activities. The city's neatly ordered grid system makes it nearly impossible to get lost (and fondly reminds me of the A to Z by 1 to 16 grid of my hometown of Sacramento). However, the street art of...
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