Post by kerouac2 on Dec 17, 2017 17:05:13 GMT
One normally thinks of a communist country as having very strict "discipline" regarding what is tolerated on the streets of the city. Frankly, I don't know anything about the activities of the authorities on this subject, but we saw an enormous amount of street art that did not seem to be under the control of anyone. Just like in many other countries, graffiti and street art seemed to find their place automatically on many unused walls and were completely tolerated. However, Callejón de Hamel is a small street that has been taken over by one specific artist -- Salvador Gonzalez. He is very involved in the santeria culture (a sort of mix of African religions and Carribean voodoo tradition), and this street has become an amazing place.
All of the artworks are made from recycled materials.