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Baltic Graffiti – A Photo Essay


I spent around 6 weeks in the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia back in 2008. Basically, I was killing time while waiting for my teaching gig to start up in Ukraine, and I really couldn’t have picked a better place – to hang out, meet cool people, eat good food and enjoy a nice mix between Eastern and Western Europe – than in that part of the world. One thing I loved while there was photographing the cool graffiti that was everywhere, even near a statue of Frank Zappa’s head. Here are my photos:

Graffiti is definitely something I cannot go without photographing when traveling. What about you? What do you find yourself taking pictures of while on the road?

I recently stated in an interview with Travel With A Mate that the Baltic countries are those I would recommend traveling to anyone and everyone. Read more in: “Interview with Brooke Schoenman“.


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20 Responses to Baltic Graffiti – A Photo Essay

  1. Adventurous Kate April 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Brooke, I can’t lie — the first picture in this essay made me laugh SO hard!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. brookeschoenman April 27, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Baltic Graffiti – A Photo Essay #travel #lp

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  3. oohadventure April 28, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    The first one is my favourite – RT @brookeschoenman #travel #lp

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  4. Morris April 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Wow, taking pictures at graffitis sounds like a cool way to make a footprint on your trip lol thanks for sharing

  5. Anil April 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    This first one is hilarious. Does seem like there’s graffiti everywhere in Europe…

  6. brookeschoenman April 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Hehe yeah it’s quite hilarious! RT @oohadventure: The first one is my favourite – RT @brookeschoenman #travel #lp

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  7. Erica April 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    These are great! I find myself taking pictures of graff art throughout my travels as well – even went on an Obey and Banksy hunt when I was in London (mecca of street art!).

  8. Dina VagabondQuest April 29, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Animal themed graffiti, eh, haha…
    Well, I didn’t usually take pictures of graffiti, even though just today I took some Bondi graffiti pictures. It felt like an art than a graffiti, except for somebody that put another graffiti above it says “Obama”.

    I always attracted with animals if I can spot one, so I found myself taking pictures of them, a lot! This includes dogs, but for this one I tried not to be too obvious, not sure the owner will like it. Sometimes they allow me to take pictures with their dogs, I love that!

  9. AirTreks Nico April 29, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Europe has some of the most talented and well-established graffiti artists in the world. Any walk around in Berlin, Barcelona or Amsterdam will just blow you away, if you like this kind of stuff, that is.

    A lot of the best stuff is along the rail lines though, so getting photos of them as you’re whizzing past at 100mph is pretty tough. Nice job on these! Love it.

    Here’s one I took in Colombia:

    • Brooke April 29, 2010 at 10:11 am #

      Cool photo! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Bethisreadyforanotherroadtrip May 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    I love me some graffiti and these photos are awesome!

    The first one is hysterical! But some of them are seriously amazing pieces of art! Cool post Brooke!

  11. Travelogged May 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Love this! I do wonder who was behind the first one… And I love the murals on that building at the end…

  12. ayngelina May 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    I love graffiti in a city, it really tells a story about the cultural undercurrents.

  13. Emily May 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    The first picture is hilarious! And the bottom two are beautiful. Graffiti definitely says a lot about a city. I live in Austin, where we have one area of town with a lot of really cool, creative street art and murals — it gives a place a lot of character.

  14. Travel With a Mate May 8, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    Nice photos. it reminds me of some areas of Brighton in England where the local council actually fund graffiti artists to bring some color to buildings.

  15. gladys So June 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    I will be in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia in July. I will try to take some photos like the ones you did. I will send them when I got it. I like these kind of photos.

  16. Theodora August 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Amazing shots. Beautifully lit: you get a real sense of the low middle European skies.

  17. Yeity May 6, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    Biatch make me a sandwhich! lol – our new catchphrase

  18. Marysia @ My Travel Affairs August 8, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    I love street art! The make me a sandwich photo is priceless!


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