Photos of the Week – Murals in Barrio Bellavista, Santiago

Street art may include graffiti but in my mind I had equated the two.   It was while I visited Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, Chile that I started to perceive graffiti as only one kind of “street art” (saw some incredible examples in Sao Paulo, Brazil).

I am not an art expert nor trying to be one but as I saw some of the beautiful wall art (or murals), I started to expand my thinking – and appreciation – for street art as a whole.  Granted, the ones below are not likely just done by an anonymous  stealth artist but they still show how great street art can be!

As I saw pictures of very interesting – and at times scary – pictures of murals in Vienna, I thought I ought to share my favorite murals from Barrio Bellavista.  Enjoy!

(Note:  All but the last are outside Pablo Neruda‘s home in Barrio Bellavista “La Chascona“.)

Mural in Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, Chile

Mural in Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, Chile

Mural in Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, Chile

Mural in Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, Chile

Mural in Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, Chile

Santiago has a lot to offer but Barrio Bellavista should definitely be on the itinerary!

Comments

  1. I too have come to appreciate street art. You have some great ones pictured here. Don’t remember seeing them when I travelled through Santiago…what a cool city! Will have to go back!
    Anita Mac recently posted..Top 5 Travel Experiences from 2012My Profile

  2. Awww, these are taking me back!!!! LOVE them, and remember some of them. I’ll be posting a street art blog soon, maybe there are some new ones. Bellavista is the best!
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