Which Portuguese city is cooler: Lisbon or Porto? Which has more street art? Which one is more authentic? These are the wrong questions to ask, because it doesn't matter. As the title says, "Todo o mestre já foi aluno", or: "All teachers were once students."
There's something to be said for the trope of the labyrinth--confusion, discovery, loss, mystery. Theseus and the Minotaur, David Bowie's eponymous film, the various creatures of a little girl's frightened imagination. How can we find our way out of the endlessly twisting, confusing paths that life itself makes for us?
Pictures I managed to take in between day drinking and cute boys.
The low-hanging fog had other plans. Instead of gorgeous, sun-saturated bright hues, there was a white haze and constant drizzle that made it impossible to get an 'Gram-worthy shots, but instead made the whole place feel like a magical forest of mystery and wonder.
Bright walls, wheatpastes, book installations--oh my!
Remember how I said Bristol was a perfect mix of traditional and modern? Well I meant it! Supposedly Banksy is from Bristol, which means the tradition and love for street art is strong here, and really, what more could a girl ask for?
More than just a beautiful backdrop of teenaged debauchery (if you were of the generation that watched Skins), I fell in love with Bristol the moment I got there.