Street Art Spring Break v2.0 Europe

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ALL LODGING BOOKED!!!!!!! Here are some street art pictures from other times that I have been abroad!

Japan April 2007. The trip that started it all for me. My buddy was like you know those obey clothes you like? I said yeah. He then told me that while I was going to be in Tokyo, Obey and Wk also had a show going on. I checked out the show, bought some prints, and I remember seeing a few icons around the city but I didn't really understand the significance yet.
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In 2009 I got to travel to Israel via the birthright program. By this time I was a bit more into the culture of street art and I even brought and put up a handful of stickers. Most of these photos are from Tel Aviv. I think this is when my love for "graffiti hunting" really started. I also discovered C215 here. I figured he was from Philly since our area code is 215. Turns out I was wrong, but I've been a fan ever since.
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So who besides my various tour guides have any bit of advice for me? never been to Europe before. Just learned that I actually need to bring some clothes other then t-shirts and jeans so I don't look like "that guy" at night. Any advice is appreciated not just art stuff!
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halopigg wrote:So who besides my various tour guides have any bit of advice for me? never been to Europe before. Just learned that I actually need to bring some clothes other then t-shirts and jeans so I don't look like "that guy" at night. Any advice is appreciated not just art stuff!

Used to live in Amsterdam, and one way you can at least dress not to stand out is wear nice shoes (not sneakers unless they are crazy florescent colors) and no ball caps. Dress almost business casual, with jeans and you should be good. This time of year expect it to just start raining at any time, so have a small umbrella in a pack with you. Having a backpack, or messenger bag, with you at all times is pretty normal, unless you are going out at night to a pub.

Learn to say "Do you speak english?" in whatever language of the country you are going is a plus as well. If you will be in The Netherlands, you shouldnt have to worry about that much at all, France is another story. Asking in english can almost turn them off, and this may sound weird, but if you can fake a decent British accent, it can help. At least they wont automatically take you as a tourist American :)

If you have any specifics, let me know and I will do what I can to help!
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Get the google translator app. Might come in handy. Have fun buddy!
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summoner wrote:Asking in english can almost turn them off, and this may sound weird, but if you can fake a decent British accent, it can help. At least they wont automatically take you as a tourist American :)


I don't get the British accent allusion... in France, we are rude with EVERY tourist we find, wherever they come from, and then we kick their a$$ off !! :P :P

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Ha! I am not really concerned with that because I am a very personable person and if you don't like me then you don't like me! I like to think that I embody the things that people actually do like about Americans! See you in Paris PE!
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lepublicnme wrote:
summoner wrote:Asking in english can almost turn them off, and this may sound weird, but if you can fake a decent British accent, it can help. At least they wont automatically take you as a tourist American :)


I don't get the British accent allusion... in France, we are rude with EVERY tourist we find, wherever they come from, and then we kick their a$$ off !! :P :P

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I can attest to this being true!! :P
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summoner wrote:
lepublicnme wrote:
summoner wrote:Asking in english can almost turn them off, and this may sound weird, but if you can fake a decent British accent, it can help. At least they wont automatically take you as a tourist American :)


I don't get the British accent allusion... in France, we are rude with EVERY tourist we find, wherever they come from, and then we kick their a$$ off !! :P :P

XXXX

I can attest to this being true!! :P

:wink: that's false ! FVck YOU ! :lol:

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Haha! One week until I leave!
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24 hours until my flight leaves!
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halopigg wrote:24 hours until my flight leaves!


Travel safe, have a blast!
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halopigg wrote:24 hours until my flight leaves!

The last 24 hours ALWAYS kills me, you just want to get on the plane and be there!! Have a safe trip!!!
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tock tick!
have funfun!!! ahhhhh!!!
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lepublicnme wrote:
summoner wrote:Asking in english can almost turn them off, and this may sound weird, but if you can fake a decent British accent, it can help. At least they wont automatically take you as a tourist American :)


I don't get the British accent allusion... in France, we are rude with EVERY tourist we find, wherever they come from, and then we kick their a$$ off !! :P :P

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In Boston, we're only rude to New Yorkers and the French :mrgreen:

And enjoy your trip HP!
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Made it to Paris! Saw my first invader At the airport! Had to jump a turnstile to snap a pic!
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Have fun!
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Man I am excited to hear the details of this trip. I have to go for training for work in Germany this October. I booked an extra 10 days to tour around. I am doing a similar circuit but in reverse. Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels and Paris. Have a great time Dan.
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I think I've literally found 100 invaders in three days. 450 pics! Bout to stroll along the river and find some more C215! Great times with PE and his fam today! Tomorrow I am meeting up with C215 in Vitry. Man my feet hurt.
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halopigg wrote:I think I've literally found 100 invaders in three days. 450 pics! Bout to stroll along the river and find some more C215! Great times with PE and his fam today! Tomorrow I am meeting up with C215 in Vitry. Man my feet hurt.

It was a shared pleasure to spend some time with you in bars, streets and home !
Take care, stay safe !

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Hung out with C215 yesterday, and while it was frustrating getting lost finding his house it did help me find a cr@p load of pieces (50+). Current Invader count is 65 tile pieces, 1 rubrick, and 10 stickers. I've also found Obey, Nick Walker, Roa, Dark Cloud, Jeff Aerosol, Bandit, Alicé, Above, and many others. Didn't bring the laptop so I can only show a few of my so far 600 pics.
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hope you climbed the stairs and didnt puss out and took the elevator
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Ha! I walked so much in the first three days here I was not about to climb it, so I just didn't go up.
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Nice pics Dan. Thx for sharing
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Message me with where I should book my train to from Brussels.
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On my way to pick you up right now!! With some funky green stuff!! Welcome to HOLLAND!! hahahahaaa
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