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.
Sunday morning in Oiã, and the streets are deserted.
Off to Coimbra by train. Always a great way to travel.
I took some of the raw photos from yesterday’s panoramas and put them through a stitching program called Image Composite Editor (ICE). They look much better, but of course you’ll need to turn you phone on its side to see them in their full glory.
As versatile as the Pocket 2 is, I seem to be captivated with taking panoramas with it at the moment. Today we headed to the coastal town of Barra, near Aveiro.
Took the Pocket 2 out for a spin in Aveiro, concentrating on panoramas of this beautiful city and its canals.
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!’
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
Deeply embedded in Portugal’s history and culture, azulejos date as far back as the thirteenth century. The word azulejo stems from the Arabic, meaning ‘small polished stone’. Originally, they were fairly simple structures cut into geometric shapes in neutral tones, and the tiles were used to cover up the large areas of blank wall thatContinue reading “An undersea vista, 16 July 2021”
Urban photography, An intermittent series of water towers from towns and cities in Portugal. Here is the water tower from Oiã.
Close-up’s of the door from an derelict house in Oliveira do Bairro.