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!’
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
Instead of going to the beach, today we took a short trip to nearby Sesimbra. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/day-trip-to-sesimbra-9-august-2021.html
Close ups of weathered wood. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/natural-world-6-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”
Close-up’s of the door from an derelict house in Oliveira do Bairro.
Lichens on a rosebush by the side of the road.
I was walking down to the nearby coffee/takeaway to pick up a churrasco for lunch when I spotted a little colony of moss by the side of the road. Well, I had to stop.