Art vs Hate. Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 4

I just got back from a short holiday in the UK, but more on that in my next post. I was planning on posting the last part of the Alphabetic graffiti exhibition from there. And then tragedy hit all those parts of the world, so I thought it wasn’t the time to talk art. It wasn’t the time to share trivial pictures.

The initial shock has worn off a little and I thought it’s time to write. But I won’t write about politics, about sadness and loss. All of us have read more than enough on that in the past few days. And I myself will continue reading because information is vital in these trying times.

However, I’ve changed my mind on the post. Maybe it’s exactly the time to write about art. Because art is a form of love, the love of beauty, ideas, understanding, tolerance, appreciation and acceptance. And these are the things that will stand up to the black minds all over the world.

So here is the final part of the beautiful graffiti exhibition, which you can still visit till 22.11 in Mall of Sofia:




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Graffiti week: Day 7

It’s the last day of Manon’s maze Graffiti week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

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And here’s a little love from Sofia’s street art scene:


Graffiti week: Day 5

Today I’ll share my favorite pieces that I managed to capture last weekend. I hope you like them as much as I do.

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Graffiti week: Day 1

For some time I wanted to explore some of the best graffiti spots in Sofia and finally this weekend I managed to go to one of them. There were so many remarkable pieces that I decided to share them in the course of this week. So, these are the first ones:

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Art tunnel

Since I met Martin, one of my new favorite pastimes is to explore my hometown and the amazing street art that can be found at unexpected places. My most recent find was this tram tunnel. We went there last weekend and yet again I was impressed with the skill and imagination of both local and foreign artists. I love the colours, forms the fluidity it brings to the  walls. I love how the artists transform dull sights to open air galleries. Most people think it’s vandalism, I think it’s pure awesomeness. So yet again, seeing the pieces, I was inspired and tempted to try making graffiti myself. But as the perfections I am, I think I’ll stick with the pen and paper for a little while and practice on different styles, letters and characters. So, expect to be bombarded with more street art as well as with my sketches.

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Real life movie characters 2

Animal lover and a film fanatic can only result in lots of photos in the Zoo and a second post about those famous “stars” ‘ doppelgangers.

Life of Pi



Simba and Nala from The Lion King



Wuff the Prairie dog from Tom&Jerry



Tigress from Kung Fu Panda just chillin’



Finding Nemo



He’s not in the movie, but I couldn’t help but think of The Pelican brief