I absolutely LOVE street art. Thankfully (well, depending on who you ask), Thessaloniki has a LOT of graffiti. This isn’t always a good thing, as sometimes people run out of walls and take to using statues:
How fitting that PAOK is graffitied on this statue of Alexander the Great
But to me, the street art is what gives Thessaloniki so much of its charm. I’ve always had a soft spot for well-done graffiti. Here are some of the pieces I managed to remember to photograph:
This last one is a commissioned piece in downtown Thessaloniki done by two traveling street artists. It’s probably one of the most popular murals in the city and definitely my favorite.
As a bonus, have some Amsterdam street art (expect a full Amsterdam blog post soon!). There wasn’t much graffiti in the city, but we did stumble upon a street full of it when we were exploring downtown.
I’ve been making a more concentrated effort to photograph my surroundings. I haven’t been doing much as far as traveling goes, but I’ve realized that there’s so much going on in Thessaloniki that I need to take the time to appreciate. I’m not about to waste my last three months here (cue major tears) by not taking in all it has to offer.
I just got back from Atlanta for my visa appointment.
Aside from having my debit card eaten by an ATM machine, the entire process went completely smoothly. I have to email a few more documents to the consulate, but the woman I spoke to assured me I had plenty of time to get everything in order.
Holy fuck, guys, 25 days. Three and a half weeks and I am on my way to London. Surprisingly, I’m much less nervous and much more excited than I have been, especially after knowing that everything is going well for my visa. Other than packing all my things (which I will start hopefully next week) I am completely prepared to move my life overseas for the next nine months. It’s still totally surreal, but I am so unbelievably excited for it.
and here is an awesome view I got when we drove around in Birmingham (I stayed there with my best friend’s mom rather than paying for a hotel).