SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Monday, 8 August 2016

Monday Mural - Alcantara train station, Lisbon

I found these murals at the pedestrian tunnel leading to the "Alcantara-Mar" train Station, on the Lisbon to Cascais line.

This  is also the best station to access the Santo Amaro docks, where you can find lots of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and night clubs by the riverside, just under the 25th April bridge.

Over 40 murals were painted by several artists belonging to the Portuguese Association of Urban Art (Apaurb) with the help of 400 volunteers.
They illustrate city views of Lisbon as well as some of the most iconic monuments of the city.

Unfortunately there is also a lot of graffiti, which saddens me because I can't understand why someone would want too deface a mural that beautifies a place.

If you enjoy looking at murals from around the world please click on this link

The Alcantara-Mar station and a train

Lisbon scenery

The 25th of April bridge across the River Tagu(see link 1 below)
A replica of Santa Luzia lookout (see link 1 below)
Campo Pequeno Bullring (which I hope is no longer used for bullfights)

The famous 28 vintage yellow tram that crosses many of Lisbon's tourist spots 


  Fountain at the Sao Pedro de Alcantara Lookout and below the view over Lisbon and tile      panel of the same lookout.  (see link 2 below)



Belem Tower on the left and Discoveries Monument on the right

The historic 18th century "Aguas Livres" Aqueduct in Lisbon


In some of the building's pillars are other murals which are unrelated to the Lisbon cityscape.


Revolution stamps

1 -   http://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/portugal-lisbon-v-best-lookouts.html

2 -   http://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/portugal-lisbon-iii_10.html


26 comments:

  1. Muito bonitos, todos eles. O do miradouro de Santa Luzia foi o meu favorito.

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  2. Those are very nice murals and so many, you could have used them for several weeks monday murals :)

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    1. Thanks Marianne. Luckily I have so many photos of murals taken in Portugal and in Perth, I have enough for many month's of Monday murals...

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    1. Thanks Jackie, glad you enjoyed them.

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  4. I was just in Lisbon last weekend, so my memories are still fresh. Love seeing all these sights again through the murals. :D

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    1. That's great Halcyon, glad you enjoyed the murals. I've been writing about Lisbon in the last couple of posts as I was also in Portugal during May.

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    2. Lisbon will be coming to my blog soon! :)

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    3. I'll be looking out for your posts about Lisbon.

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  5. Beautiful murals. So sad when people destroy them. Must be a mixture of jealousy and high stupidity. Happens here also.
    I like esp the stamps collection. And the bird.

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    1. Thanks Iris. Yes I agree, stupidity...

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  6. That tunnel is a treasure trove! Such great work.
    It's sad to see all this beauty being defaced. I wonder how people have the heart to do that?

    I love pictures, Sami.
    Have a lovely week. :)

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    1. Thank you Nambiar. Have a wonderful week too.

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  7. This is a beautiful mural. Too bad taggers have defaced it some. At least in a tunnel it will be protected from the elements. Great photo essay.

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    1. Thanks Taken for Granted. Yes I think the murals will last a while if not further defaced...

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  8. Great way to show the city off.

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    1. I agree Tom, they are really well done.

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  9. Love these. Too bad about the tags on some of them.

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    1. Thanks Ellen. I agree, hope the silly taggers stop that nonsense.

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  10. I was really impressed by the murals. They are a delight to see and a lovely way to show off the city. However, the graffiti was a bit overwhelming in some of the murals. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous murals with us because I really enjoyed them all (even with the graffiti).

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed them. Silly taggers destroy everything!

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  11. Fabulous selection. Pedestrian tunnels usually creep me out, the this one, with all its art, is wonderful. I guess the young twerps who tagged the murals never got the memo that it's a no no to deface a mural. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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    1. Thanks ODP. Glad the linky is back on.

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  12. Such beautiful murals and so many! I must confess that since I start reading your blog I started paying much more attention to murals everywhere I go. I did photograph a few of them in my latest trip to UK and Ireland. It's a lot of fun!

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    1. That's great Sara. Once you start looking you find them everywhere. I was surprised to find so many in Lisbon.

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