Warsaw is the ending
My train ride from Cracow to Warsaw was pretty smooth. I finally manage to get some sleep and I feel that the alcohol to blood ratio in my body has finally dropped to a level that I can consider safe. When I reach Warsaw it’s scorching hot there. Large concrete paved open space around Warsaw’s largest peace of art – The Palace of Culture and Science (or like some call it a huge cock building in the centre of the city) – does not provide much shade at midday.
I make my way to Dr Sneaker store carrying oversized luggage and sweating like crazy. As I arrive at my destination I’m greeted by Lukasz from sosm.pl. He’s a guy to know when it comes to street art. And I don’t only mean locally. I found his website to be one of the most informative I’ve came across – sadly it’s in polish only. I also meet Insa and Inkie there who came to Warsaw for Fool’s Gold Tour organized by Pigeon Promotions and Recoat Gallery from Glasgow. Both artists worked hard in the store preparing exhibition of their works.
At some point the level of Montana fumes in the air becomes unbearable and some of us leave to find WiFi and cold drinks. In the evening we take a stroll on the streets of Warsaw where the boys began to mark their territory. The sun’s down but the heat is still deadly.
Next morning I get up early and go to Sluzewiec Hall of Fame located just outside horse racing tracks of south Warsaw. It’s a mile long wall entirely covered with graffs. The paint coat could be half inch thick in some spots. Here are couple of better works I saw there but I encourage you to check out my flickr page for some more.
Around midday Lukasz gives me a tour of the local street art spots. We visit Poniatowski Bridge Szablon Dzem (Stencil Jam) – a fairly big project that the city people gave permission to.
I see Roa somewhere off Chmielna street. Another cool place is 5-10-15. It’s and old, ran-down building that used to be squatted and now its insides have been covered with some neat paint-job.
Later that day we stop by PLAN.B on Zbawiciela Sq to get some Club-Mate to drink (thank fuck for the baddest energy drink on the planet). This is also where TLP, Jeremy Fish and ROA left some marks on the wall.
In the evening we all hit Fool’s Gold. Both Inkie and Insa presented what they’re best at. The gig attracted a lot of attention in the capital. And the after-party took place at my favourite Palace of Culture and Science’s Kulturalna Cafe. Next day in the morning I gotta go back to London.
At the end I just wanted to apologize for a massive delay in delivering this last instalment as I know there were quite a few people who waited for it. At the same time big shout outs to m-city, Magda, Nawer, Radim, Kasia K, Lukasz (sosm.pl), Maciek (Dr Sneaker), Insa, Inkie, Pigeon Promotions, Recoat Gallery as well as my lovely friends Maciek, Maria and Lech who let me crash at their places when I was there. I awe you all big time. Much love.