Street Art of Huanchaco

While traveling I really enjoy perusing street art.  While in Asia, there wasn’t much graffiti to be had at all.  My first arrival in Budapest was a welcome to grime and dirt again, along with the joys of spray paint.  Alas most of that was single color poor renditions of names that no one could read.  I am then rather excited that Huanchaco, Peru had some interesting pieces.

If you're going to write your name, at least make it interesting.

If you’re going to write your name, at least make it interesting.

Ai Apaec, the Moche god, is depicted along with other local things.

Ai Apaec, the Moche god, is depicted along with other local legends.  It’s even covering up some lazy name graffiti.

Huanchaco is a seaside town known for using reed boats to fish for crabs.  Hopefully they aren't eating these crabs.

Huanchaco is a seaside town known for using reed boats to fish for crabs. Hopefully they aren’t meeting these crabs.

Here a local fisherman, known as a caballitos de totora (knight of the reed boat), fishing in front of things seen on local ancient temple walls.

Here a local fisherman, known as a caballitos de totora (knight of the reed boat), fishing in front of things seen on local ancient temple walls.  The pelicans can be seen on the beach hanging out near the boats waiting for fishy snacks.

This is some sort of Moche god/dragon creature that has a head on his tail holding up a head offering to the gods.  Certainly a modern depiction complete with reed boat.

This is some sort of Moche god/dragon creature that has a head on his tail holding up a head offering to the gods. Certainly a modern depiction complete with reed boat.

This has less to do with local lore as far as I'm aware but I liked the shapes and colors.

This has less to do with local lore as far as I’m aware but I liked the shapes and colors.

Nowadays, Huanchaco is popular for their surf culture but I'm happy to see the ancient cult of death sneaking in.

Nowadays, Huanchaco is popular for their surf culture but I’m happy to see the ancient cult of death sneaking in to the art.

Great beachside towns must also attract artists on top of the tourists and surfers.

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1 comment
  1. Katie Parks said:

    Very cool

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