Concrete pipes in infrared, 3 May 2022

A couple of weeks ago I took out the the 2€ #shittydigital camera and photographed some long-abandoned concrete pipes.  The plan was to use the modified Canon A1400 for some digital infrared photographs, but the weather was not good enough for infrared photography. This morning the weather was ideal, so before our fortnightly shop IContinue reading “Concrete pipes in infrared, 3 May 2022”

Three-dimensional street art in Aveiro, 22 February 2022

Came across some unusual street art this morning by an unknown artist, ‘larus fuscus #1′. Larus fuscus is the Latin name of the lesser black-backed gull, a common sight at Portuguese seaside towns, and this work was constructed of moss on netting in the shape of a flying gull. Sadly, it’s clearly past its best,Continue reading “Three-dimensional street art in Aveiro, 22 February 2022”

Stencils and graffiti in Aveiro, 22 February 2022

I’ve spotted this stencil at a few places around Aveiro, ‘Em cada esquina um amigo’ (‘On every corner a friend’) is the first line of Grândola, Vila Morena, a song by Jose Afonso (known as ‘Zeca’), and the image is of Zeca with his fist raised in the salute of the revolution against the fascistContinue reading “Stencils and graffiti in Aveiro, 22 February 2022”

Praia da Barra, 19 January 2022

Barra is a mixture, on the one hand there is a vibrant town, quiet in January but packed during the hot summer months. On the other side is the sea, a haven for surfers and fishermen  and frequently visited by cargo ships and tankers entering the port. And in the middle is the Praia daContinue reading “Praia da Barra, 19 January 2022”

The front door, 2 December 2021

The front door of the large abandoned house in Oliveira do Bairro is a wonderfully ornate structure, now left decaying and rusting. The house must have been wonderful in its heyday, possibly with dinners and lavish parties, for the size of the building and the structure inside (yes, I snuck inside briefly, but don’t tellContinue reading “The front door, 2 December 2021”

An abandoned house in Oliveira do Bairro, 2 December 2021

This house opposite the post office in Oliveira has been abandoned for decades. On the front someone has stencilled, ‘they have guns, but we have flowers,’ a reference to the 1974 carnation revolution in Portugal that overthrew the fascist government.

Urban photography in Barra, 12 November 2021

Out in Barra this morning, a seaside town near Aveiro that is dominated by its lighthouse. Packed with tourists during normal summer months, in November the town is relatively quiet.  This morning Barra was shrouded by a seaside fog, which soon burned away as the sun rose.

Aveiro: The Car Park, 27 October 2021

Driving into Aveiro the main road leads past the salt flats on the left and the nightclub Sal on the right. Turning right towards the city centre, on the immediate right is a small car park built (if that is the right word) on the remains of several demolished houses. Actually, I was never sureContinue reading “Aveiro: The Car Park, 27 October 2021”

Aveiro: The Underpass, 27 October 2021

Alongside the canal that forms the central attraction of Aveiro is a path that leads to what was Club 8, the go-to nightclub in the city. Now long gone, it’s a nightclub called ‘Sal’ (salt, Aveiro’s premier export) and the buildings around have been largely demolished. The path to Sal leads under the main roadContinue reading “Aveiro: The Underpass, 27 October 2021”