Aveiro: The Alley, 13 October 2021

In the centre of the city there’s an alley that used to be lined with derelict buildings. On one side was a wall of street art from a long-forgotten festival, while on the other the buildings were being renovated. I imagined that since then the art was long gone. But no, it seems to haveContinue reading “Aveiro: The Alley, 13 October 2021”

Aveiro: The Underpass, 13 October 2021

The road to the Yacht Club passes under the A25, the main road that runs from the coast at Barra all the way to Spain. Underneath the road, an area has been paved over as a car park. Inevitably graffiti artists have left their mark.

Aveiro: The Yacht Club, 13 October 2021

Just outside the city, the Aveiro Yacht Club is a dockyard and marina for boats from Aveiro and beyond. Once a bustling area, the land around the Club is now largely derelict and has become a haven for graffiti artists.

Stencil Street Art in Aveiro, 13 October 2021

Political street art is common in Aveiro, whether these are vintage works from before the turn of the twenty-first century or modern messages about voting in the last general election. It is quite popular in recent years for activists from political parties to prepare stencils of their message and spray these on walls around theContinue reading “Stencil Street Art in Aveiro, 13 October 2021”

The journey home: Tagging trains (9 September 2021)

The origin of railway graffiti began with the New York subway artists during the 1970’s. Today, tagging trains remains a popular form of expression and railway carriages and freight wagons that carry graffiti are seen by some as rolling museums, carrying works of art across the country.

Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 26 August 2021

The aldeia do Meco is filled with some really old street art. These images are from the first wall I ever saw in Meco. On the whole the work has remained untouched, but there is a new section of wall, and I’m sure that at least one piece has been lost under the new render.Continue reading “Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 26 August 2021”

The house on the hill, 24 August 2021

Over 20 years go someone decided to build a luxury home on the hill overlooking the road from Alfarim into Meco. Sadly, they chose to do this without the necessary permits and the council halted the work. The house, little more than a frame but a good indication of the home it could have been,Continue reading “The house on the hill, 24 August 2021”

Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021

On the road into Meco are two stone walls. Over the years they have been visited by generations of street artists. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/vintage-street-art-in-aldeia-do-meco-24_66.html

Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021

On the road into Meco are two stone walls. Over the years they have been visited by generations of street artists. The closest wall contains the newer art of the two. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/vintage-street-art-in-aldeia-do-meco-24_43.html

Abandoned in Meco, 24 August 2021

This house in Meco has been abandoned for decades and is beginning to collapse. However, the ivy-covered door with its beautiful cast knocker is a joy to behold. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/abandoned-in-meco-24-august-2021.html

Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021

The aldeia do Meco is filled with some really old street art. Along the boundary of the village is a wall that over the years has been used by a variety of artists. Some is an early attempt at modern Street Art typography,  other work is best described as graffiti — slogans coarsely sprayed ontoContinue reading “Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021”

Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021

The aldeia do Meco is filled with some really old street art. Along the boundary of the village is a wall that over the years has been used by a variety of artists. Some of this might justifiably be described as ‘vintage’, and contains early versions of the ‘classic graffiti writing so popular in theContinue reading “Vintage Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021”

Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021

I have long been a fan of this often transient artform, but the aldeia do Meco is filled with some magnificent street art. This beautifully preserved collection, even featuring a piece by the Cascais-based artist Dalaiama, was built in a small structure that might have been planned as an office for a nearby development butContinue reading “Street Art in the aldeia do Meco, 24 August 2021”