When cracks in cement appear, weeds come next, and when paths are untracked, flowers bloom, in turn suggesting that Mother Nature will always win. For homeowners and builders, nature’s intrusion is not always welcome, but for those of us who find beauty in the au naturel, plants growing where they aren’t necessarily intended to is nothing but aesthetically pleasing. Just as I love the boulders my family’s cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountain range was built atop — who doesn’t find a giant rock in their bathroom charming — I too love the likes of leafy trees climbing up apartment buildings in the heart of Hong Kong.
Art walk guides from Brazil to Poland, New Zealand, and America will take you to stunning sites for both age-old and modern wonders, and while man-made art is captivating, nature’s organic creations are the best. The next time you find yourself on a guided tour, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for art that’s reclaiming civilization; it’s more prevalent than you’d think.