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 Textures, 19 March 2021

We don’t go very far in lockdown, apart from shopping once every other week and the occasional visit to nearby Oliveira do Bairro. But there is still plenty to see nearby, and sometimes it is so familiar that it takes a while to notice it—like this old brick shed with a fabulously rusty door. YouContinue reading “Urban Textures, 19 March 2021”