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Sculptura Portuguesa – 2 –

A further trawl through the trip archives, and some of the weird and wonderful creations we encountered along the way…..

This is a perfect example of how the Portuguese exercise their artistry in everyday objects. Just look at this beautiful roadsign in Ericeira

This is a perfect example of how the Portuguese exercise their artistry in everyday objects. Just look at this beautiful roadsign in Ericeira

 

...Sometimes the only craftsmen involved are the wind, the rain and the relentless passage of time..the incredible rocks at Peniche.

...Sometimes the only craftsmen involved are the wind, the rain and the relentless passage of time..the incredible rocks at Peniche.

 

I couldn't resist this one. Looking for all the world like some prehistoric sea-dwelling armadillo, it is in fact part of the storm-destroyed Ericeira harbour wall, reclaimed by the locals and turned into an art piece.

I couldn't resist this one. Looking for all the world like some prehistoric sea-dwelling armadillo, it is in fact part of the storm-destroyed Ericeira harbour wall, reclaimed by the locals and turned into an art piece.

 

This Egyptian-inspired "temple" at Castro Marin had us mystified. We'd been in Portugal barely a day, and were already hooked!

This Egyptian-inspired "temple" at Castro Marin had us mystified. We'd been in Portugal barely a day, and were already hooked!

 

I'm not quite sure what this lady is doing..perhaps folding a fishing net? She sat, engrossed in her task by the water's edge in Vila do Conde

I'm not quite sure what this lady is doing..perhaps folding a fishing net? She sat, engrossed in her task by the water's edge in Vila do Conde

Kev Moore

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August 5, 2008 - Posted by | Art, culture, photo, photography, travel, writing | , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. wonderful sense of beauty! and I see there are some senior citizens at the side of the “weaving woman” enjoying the peaceful scenery.

    These are the most interesting photos.

    Comment by anangeli | August 5, 2008

  2. Great shapes. That is a beautiful road sign.

    Comment by wrjones | August 5, 2008

  3. Hi Yolanda! Yes, the senior citizens there really know how to chill – it’s lovely to see.

    Bill – I think local authorities should look at making all roadsigns this way – it would take the stress out of the morning commute. And getting lost would be a pleasure, not a chore. “Look honey, that beautiful mosaic tells me I’m ten miles into the bad part of town. Call 911.”

    Comment by kevmoore | August 6, 2008


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