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Monday, 1 August 2016

Monday Murals - the Portuguese language world

Another one of the murals I saw when I visited Lisbon in May.
On the side wall of the "UCCLA" (Union of capital cities of Portuguese Language) association building, the map shows the continents where Portuguese is spoken as the official language - Europe, Africa, Asia and South America - mostly former Portuguese colonies.

The building is at Rua Sao Bento, near the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon.

For other murals from around the world please click on this link.


The various African capitals where Portuguese is spoken


27 comments:

  1. Não conhecia este mural. Hei-de estar atenta quando for para aqueles lados.

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    1. Obrigada Sandra, encontrei-o por acaso, fica perto do mural a comemorar a ponte aérea entre Amesterdão e Lisboa.

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  2. That is a very special mural Sami, so nice.

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  3. I'm going to have to find out where Portuguese is spoken in Asia. Sri Lankan was a one time colony. An enclave in Malaysia. Interesting.

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    1. Of course in the Indian area of Goa.

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    2. Hi Andrew - Timor, Goa, Diu , Macau, Malacca where former colonies where Portuguese was spoken. In many Asian countries there are people with Portuguese family names, even though they no longer speak the language.

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  4. This is a very interesting one!

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  5. Such an unusual piece Sami, don't think I've seen anything like this one before.

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  6. This is so cool! Very 3 dimensional

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  7. Clever one! Good idea and very well done.

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  8. This is most unusual. It's almost like relief in reverse. I;'m always impressed with the murals you find, because they show parts of the world I'm not familiar with.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, this mural was a real find, as I wasn't looking for it, but as I turned around from photographing a mural I was searching I saw this one and it looked amazing!

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  9. Gosh that is a clever one - I would love to see it for real to get the perspectives. It's a really interesting one.
    Have a happy week!
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren, it was too high up for me to figure out how it was done, but it's certainly a different technique.

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  10. Dearest Sami,
    Love such a mural that is also educational!
    In the Indonesian language there were loan words from Portugese and I love that interwoven culture.
    https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-percentage-of-Sanskrit-Arabic-Portuguese-Dutch-and-Chinese-loanwords-in-the-Indonesian-Malay-language
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hadn't thought of that aspect of the mural Mariette, but you're quite right - educational too!
      Even in Japan they have a couple of words that came from Portuguese...

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    2. You can be mighty proud of your heritage dear Sami!

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    3. Thanks Mariette, the Portuguese nation was a great one, unfortunately it's gown down quite a bit...

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  11. It took me a minute to understand that this was a trompe l'oeil map. Very cool and ingenious. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural. Sorry for the continuing Linky problems.

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    1. Thanks ODP. No problem, hope you manage to sort it out.

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  12. The Portuguese were and still are everywhere. To explore is in our blood. It's a very interesting mural! It actually took me some time to figure out if it is all painted or if there are in fact pieces of wood in its construction. It's painted, right? Maybe it is in 3D... I'm still not sure!

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    1. From what I could see it was all painted Sara. Yes, we are everywhere...

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