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

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”

The Volta á Portugal, 2014

A couple of weeks after the Volta á Portugal do Futuro passes through Oiã and Carris, the big race, the Volta á Portugal, starts. Normally, the smaller race takes the same route as the main race, which means that we get two national races passing by within a couple of weeks, and few can sayContinue reading “The Volta á Portugal, 2014”

Volta á Portugal do Futuro 2014

Every year the Volta á Portugal, the Portuguese equivalent of the Tour de France, passes our house in the stage that starts or finishes at Oliveira do Bairro. A couple of weeks earlier, the Volta a´Portugal do Futuro, for new racing cyclists, passes on the same route. This afternoon, we were delighted to see theContinue reading “Volta á Portugal do Futuro 2014”

Interlude: Not for the faint hearted

Just for a change, I’m going to add a couple of off-the-cuff images from this afternoon. I noticed the web earlier in the week, but it looked abandoned. Today, though was this magnificent spider, just sitting and waiting for his lunch. I managed to grab a couple of images before lunch, then after our lunchContinue reading “Interlude: Not for the faint hearted”