Monday, May 4, 2015

San Juan Arts District


Some of my street captures from one of my favorite parts of my trip to Puerto Rico . . . the Arts District of Santurce. Perfectly rugged, extremely modest, yet bursting with potential, this arts mecca is the new spot for Puerto Rico's young and creative crowd. It's just a a quick drive from the touristy Condado area, but the difference in aesthetic and general vibe was quite astounding. Design studios, galleries, music halls, exhibition spaces and art around every very corner and on every wall. You can breathe in and smell the creativity as soon as you set foot in this neighborhood. It's a place where artists started to come together to work and share their art just a few years ago, and the buzz just took off from there. In all the places I have visited in the world, I've always fallen the most in love with the neighborhoods brimming with color and covered with murals. Neighborhoods that openly promote having whatever the imagination decides to be plastered onto the side of a building to be brought to life. Philadelphia, Williamsburg/Bushwick, Venice. It inspires me to go home and create some art of my own. 

13 comments:

Liz Lauren said...

you are a great photographer


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Ashlee Favro said...

I love PR, I spent a month traveling the whole island!

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Gail said...

Wow those photos are awesome. You are a great photographer. Btw, my name is Gail. Hope we could be friends. :)

Marta González Rubio said...

It's one of my favorites section from your blog, your photos are always amazing.
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Michelle Lee said...

great photos!


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Zahra Suleman said...

Amazing photography!

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Mariel Parton said...

lovely photos Dylana, I love these areas of towns and cities too..the areas that may not be very touristy but houses lots of artistry from the graffiti to the colourful houses/buildings and such...glad you shared this with us :) <3

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aurora morales said...

So artsy place must go there looks like Mexico.

Nikki Williams said...

gorgeous photos!

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ciara said...

I Absolutely love your photography style. I'll be all over Europe in a few weeks for the first time, so this gives me a different perspective than the traditional tourist photos!

Maria Egorova said...

So beautiful!!! http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/

The Fashion Lotus said...

Great shots!
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