The dust from the Saharan storms are creating a strange yellow light in the skies over Portugal. On the way home I came across a gate I had never noticed before so it seemed like a nice theme for the morning: hidden and forgotten gates.
Tucked away in the back streets of Oliveira do Bairro are these derelict buildings. Behind the building the taggers have been busy.
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.
There’s a house in Águas Boas that has been abandoned for nigh on twenty years. Derelict on the inside, outside it has a unique hand-made wooden door that just screams, ‘restore me!’
On the walk home this evening I had an opportunity to get up close to one of my favourite abandoned houses in Oiã.
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.
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”
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
Out for a walk this morning. Was an opportunity to photograph some of the abandoned houses in Oiã.
Close-up’s of the door from an derelict house in Oliveira do Bairro.
A queue outside Lidl this morning provided an excellent opportunity to check out some nearby abandoned structures.