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”

Portuguese Mosaic Tiling: Carris

Tiles (called azulejos) are everywhere in Portugal. They decorate everything from the walls of churches and monasteries, to palaces, houses, fountains, shops, and train stations. They often portray scenes from the history of the country, show its most ravishing sights, or simply serve as street signs, nameplates, or house numbers. The term azulejo comes from the ArabicContinue reading “Portuguese Mosaic Tiling: Carris”

On the Streets of Portugal

One of the oddities of Portugal is the mixture of buildings you find in most towns and cities. Alongside a modern villa you’ll find an old house, or alongside an apartment block will be a patch of unused land, and there are half-built structures all over the countryside. Partly a comment on the current stateContinue reading “On the Streets of Portugal”