Artistic inspiration can strike at any moment. However, some cities are renowned for inspiring artists, writers, poets and creatives of all kinds to begin creating their work. Places such as Venice, Paris, San Francisco and Egypt have inspired people for many years, and are definitely places to add to your travel bucket list.
Below are 5 of the most inspirational cities in the world for all manner of artistic endeavors. Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, just traveling to these places will broaden your horizons and get the creative energy spinning.
Venice is an exciting, romantic and visually beautiful city. A travel destination known for its stone palaces, Venice has a whole host of artistic and cultural aspects. There are ancient bridges, churches, palazzi, monuments and piazzas including the Grand Canal, Saint Mark's Basilica, and Piazza San Marco, which are all visually stimulating and serve as brilliant backdrops for photographers and artists alike. Within Venice visitors have the rare opportunity to observe all of its natural wonders by gondola and roam around the ancient parts of a city with deep historical roots.
Paris is a romantic and awe inspiring place to visit. From fine French cuisine to the famous Eiffel tower, there is plenty to see and do in Paris. Paris is a particular favorite for artists as it has historically produced many great philosophers, artists and writers. Montmatre is known as the artist’s corner where artists gather to paint and draw their work in public. Just wandering around the romantic streets of Paris and looking at other artists’ work can provide ample inspiration for the budding artist.
San Francisco, California
I have been to San Francisco dozens of times and see something new every time I visit. This West Coast metropolis offers a great deal of artistic inspiration for writers from all walks of life. San Francisco and the surrounding cities like Berkeley and Oakland are busy and thriving, filled with imagination and eclectic personalities.
For those who like architecture, The Palace of Fine Arts Theater offers up eye candy and makes jaws drop at its magnificence. My cousin accidentally stumbled upon this treasure hiding out in a residential neighborhood.
Another activity I did for the first time recently was hiking through Muir Woods, which is just 12 miles north of the city. Its home to towering redwood trees and a plethora of fresh air. If you love nature just as much as I do, you have to add this to your 'Places in San Francisco to Visit' bucket list.
Egypt is an exotic and ancient place, filled with architecture and sculptures that have stood the test of time. Cairo, Egypt has one of the longest civilized histories, most well-known for its symbolic tomb art that connected the living to the deceased and the Gods up above. The Egyptian pyramids and other ancient sites are so awe inspiring that you can't help but get swept up in the ancient creative energy.
El-Moez is the most beautiful street in the world! Lined with stunning architecture, amazing local street performers, food and cafes. Moez street is a must see for any tourist and local alike. #MoezStreet #Cairo #MyEgypt #Egypt #OmElDonya #ElMoez #WhyIWork #moonlight #PhotographyByNamis #ThisIsEgypt
London is a highly prosperous city, filled with different cultural influences and artistic districts. There is a wealth of magical architecture including the London Bridge and Houses of Parliament. The stunning architecture is made even more beautiful by the contrast of the River Thames that runs throughout London. As for the London art scene, it is just as diverse as the people, offering something for everyone.
What is your favorite city in the world for artistic inspiration?