South America, like pretty much any country you travel to these days, is riddled with graffiti and street art; but Quito had some of the most elaborate, and large-scale works I came across in South America.
I have no idea who the artists are, so I’m just going to show you photos.
Since these are mostly large panoramas, you can click on each photo to see it in greater detail on my photography website, (*blatant self promotion in 3…2…1…)
La Gringa Photos
These are a few of the graffiti walls I found in Quito. Most of these are outside of the main square, and not all in places easily accessible, or found, for tourists. Hence why you should make friends with locals when you travel.
You can learn, and experience, so much more of a city, when you get your nose out of the guidebooks and see the locals as normal people, not sideshow attractions.
You can also buy the photos you see on LaGringaPhotos.com. The money I make helps me bring you more in depth information from the places I travel.
Currently I am working on a ‘Local’s Guide to Las Vegas’ and next month I move to Medellin where I will start researching more on the Medellin and Colombia that aren’t in the guidebooks.
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About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.