So that's where you could find me on Saturday afternoon, lost in the side streets of Poble Sec staring at my phone like an idiot, trying to find this elusive "park of three chimneys." I sniffed and tried to smell graffiti paint, I listened hard for the pulsing beat of dupstep - anything that would lead me to the graffiti jam. Finally I saw it in the distance and felt like someone who had found water after days lost in the desert.
I got there around five something, so the murals were already nearly finished. At that point there was a crowd of about a hundred onlookers. There was also a band playing in the background.
The art was impressive and what I loved most was that even though the pieces were side by side, each artist's style was so definitively different. Some of the pieces were cartoons, other landscapes, some stencils or a combination of several elements. However, all had vibrant colors and made me wish I had talent.
The artists worked hard, deeply engrossed by their pieces, unfazed by the crowd gathered around them. I always love when graffiti artists are given legal mural space, where they can really take the time to develop their piece and not have to constantly look behind their backs and worry about the police.
I think any passing officer, grumpy old lady or conservative politician would all agree that the art was marvelous!
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