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WordPress Weekly Photo: Surprise

Walking down Rua do Alecrim in Lisbon I passed a derelict building and had to look at it twice to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me – and was taken by surprise – a very pleasant one because the statement made by the artist is right up my street.

Security check. Materials: fear and submission by Forest Dump ©2017 Regina Martins

Street art is not elitist and reaches all kinds of people, according to the artist. Some people are touched by the statement and stop and think, while others walk on by.

Social statement. ©2017 Regina Martins

The artist says that his work is sometimes unauthorised. He is inspired by outdoor spaces, where his art resides. Some of his exhibits last a few hours and others a few weeks.

Surprise… ©2017 Regina Martins

He likes being anonymous because it gives him more freedom of expression.

©2017 Regina Martins

The artist says he’s been changing streets to the way he wants them to look like for a long time.

Quote by the artist:

Lately, I’ve been feeling that the world is being searched by fear. Governments choose intolerant and discriminatory measures and police practice invasive attitudes on the minorities. The word SECURITY nowadays can knockdown the concept of individual privacy. This control freak machine keeps working as the tank is constantly refilled with fear, should we keep lowing our heads and spread our hands against the wall?


Info on the artist obtained from this article – Meet Forest Dump – The Nature Fan.

 

Cee’s Which Way Challenge – August 3, 2016

I haven’t entered Cee’s Which Way Challenge in a while. I thought it would be good to give it a go again. Hopefully my photography skills have improved. There are such amazing entries in all of Cee’s challenges, and Cee herself is an exceptionally talented photographer.

The Which Way photo challenge was always my favourite and I love it that it is back again. It’s probably been back for a while but I’ve only just noticed it…

I’m in Lisbon at the moment and these are pics taken in the last few days. The unique pavements of Lisbon, and the little archways framing the narrow roads are some of the photos I’ve taken.

The unique pavements of Lisbon ©2016 Regina Martins
The unique pavements of Lisbon
©2016 Regina Martins
Archway and walkway ©2016 Regina Martins
Archway and walkway
©2016 Regina Martins
Space for both cars and people ©2016 Regina Martins
Space for both cars and people
©2016 Regina Martins
Top of archway ©2016 Regina Martins
Top of archway
©2016 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge.

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WordPress Weekly Photo: Narrow

I’m visiting the city of narrow lanes, my beloved Lisbon. How appropriate that the theme this week is Narrow. Enjoy clicking through the gallery below.

 

A Simple And Meaningful Tribute

A simple tribute to the people who live or lived in this simple narrow alley in Mouraria, Lisbon…in the words of the artist, Camilla Watson who moved to Lisbon in 2007:

"The photographs on these walls are a tribute to the elderly who live here. They walk this beco daily and their spirit makes this corner of Mouraria special."

The tribute is a simple one and the process of getting the photographs on the wall isn’t. She sets up a mobile darkroom in the area she’s going to be working in. Click on the link above if you’d like to read more about her process. In the meantime, enjoy the gallery below this photo.

In Camilla Watson's words... ©2016 Regina Martins
In Camilla Watson’s words…
©2016 Regina Martins

The gallery below shows these wonderful people, subject of this simple photographic tribute, in the places where they live, love and work.

Click on any image to enlarge the photo and scroll through the gallery.

She’s looking for a sponsor to maintain this exhibit.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/simplicity/

 

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: L

This is the week of the letter “L”. The light in the photo below is right across from my family apartment in Lisbon. It must’ve originally been powered by gas (a couple of hundred years ago), lit each evening by the gas-lighters. Eventually electrified, not sure when, it’s a beacon of Home for me.

Old Lisbon streetlight, Bairro Alto ©2016 Regina Martins
Old Lisbon streetlight, Bairro Alto
©2016 Regina Martins

Sam’s Giardino desert lodge in Swakopmund is gorgeous and serves a great breakfast.

Sam's Giardino guest lodge in Swakopmund ©2016 Regina Martins
Sam’s Giardino guest lodge in Swakopmund
©2016 Regina Martins

The lighthouse at Cabo S. Vicente close to Sagres in Portugal is the most southern point of the European continent. Ahead is the Atlantic Ocean until you hit the North American continent. Another beacon, this time alerting ships’ captains of danger.

Lighthouse at Cabo S. Vicente ©2016 Regina Martins
Lighthouse at Cabo S. Vicente
©2016 Regina Martins

A lemon from our tree.

Lemons from our tree ©2016 Regina Martins
Lemons from our tree
©2016 Regina Martins

A welcome sprig of lavender in my room at the Pat Busch Mountain Reserve.

Lavender just for me ©2016 Regina Martins
Lavender just for me
©2016 Regina Martins

Taking part in Lori’s 26 Weeks Letter Challenge. It’s easy to participate. This is what you need to do:

  • Create your own interpretation and title it: 26 Weeks Letter Challenge:
  • Tag your post to the weekly challenge so others can see it and play along.
  • Get you post in before the following weeks challenge.
  • Use as many pictures as you like representing the weekly letter.
  • Use archived or new pictures. Let us see what you have…
  • Have fun with it…