If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you would know I do enjoy a good open-air gallery. I’ve written about it. I love how street art it’s there for everyone to see, to interrupt our boring routines on our way home, to work, or whatever the destination is. I love how it brings colour, and sentiment to a street. I seriously collect pictures of these works of hard everywhere I go, because I know they won’t be eternal. I know that either the elements of nature or the hands of other humans will eventually make it fade away. Hopefully to be replaced by other works.
Sofia is a city full of amazing street artworks. There is even a tour fully dedicated to it – unfortunately, I couldn’t make it. If you’re interested, this is where you can find it.
All of the artworks in this post were found by accident. I did not follow any map. I was simply allowing myself to explore the streets of the city and manage to come across pretty great examples of Sofia’s street art. When looking at the old buildings of Sofia, you do have a feeling the city has stopped in time, after being liberated from the black veil of communism. While I can only assume there aren’t enough financial resources for the council to invest in restoration, a wave of artists – both Bulgarian and foreigners – seems to have taken control somehow, and paint over the greyish old walls of the city.
If you’re planning a trip to Sofia, please do add this to the list of to do’s, if Street Art is something you enjoy!