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.
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.
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.
He likes being anonymous because it gives him more freedom of expression.
The artist says he’s been changing streets to the way he wants them to look like for a long time.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sam’s Giardino desert lodge in Swakopmund is gorgeous and serves a great breakfast.
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.
A lemon from our tree.
A welcome sprig of lavender in my room at the Pat Busch Mountain Reserve.