Buenos Aires Murals and Street Art

[click to enlarge] Buenos Aires is a paradise for street art enthusiasts and artists alike. One of the reasons is that unlike most large world cities it has an open and relatively unrestricted approach to urban art. This means that abandoned and derelict as well as occupied buildings can be used as art spaces as long as owners give their permission. On a recent long weekend visit to Buenos Aires I decided to join a guided street art tour instead […]

Free your Mind

‘Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo’, situated in Uruguay’s oldest (ex-)prison. Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015.  Photography by Jean-Jacques Montagnier — Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Thoughts from the Streets (3)

Cordón, Montevideo, Uruguay, 12.04.2015. Photographs by Jean-Jacques Montagnier © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Gypsycafe.org / Travelosophy.org Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Montevideo Murals

Street art is big in Montevideo, with interesting styles. Here are a couple of examples which I took pictures of recently in one of the older neighborhoods, Cordón. – Jean-Jacques Murals, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015 Photographed by Jean-Jacques M. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Dublin Revisited

Just over a year ago I returned from Ireland. For me this is so recent that I could just as well still be there, but I’m not. I could just step out of my Irish Sea red brick sea-facing house (in which I rented a small apartment), jump on a bus and be in the city centre in about 12 minutes flat, traffic depending, but I can’t. I could just take a stroll up to the local Dart station and […]

Resentment Resolved

“Having resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die” — Malachy McCourt. Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Emancipate Yourself

“Emancipate yourself from mediocrity” – JJM Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Thoughts from the Streets (2)

“Would you trust either?”   Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 14.08.2012 Photographed by Jean-Jacques Montagnier © 2012. All Rights Reserved. — Also see: Thoughts from the Streets 1 Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/

Thoughts from the Streets (1)

— Graffiti along the Liffey, Dublin, Ireland (01.02.2012). Gypsy Café © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Jean-JacquesExplorer, Philosopher, Photographer http://gypsycafe.org/