SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Monday, 5 September 2016

Monday Mural - knitting granny

Mural painted on the walls of the old hospital in the town of Cascais (Portugal).
The old lady appears to be knitting a scarf of sea waves and saying "Nao quero aqui macacadas" which means "No monkey business here".
The other wall has a man fishing from a van.
Painted by Portuguese artist Mario Belem, at Rua Nova de Alfarrobeira nr. 16, for Muraliza 2014 (a street art initiative in Cascais).




The van has a sign that says "Conta-me historias" (tell me stories) and on the window "Volto ja" (I'll be back soon)



On the third wall a poem about "the village and the beach", is signed by Youth, so may not have been painted by the same muralist.  


30 comments:

  1. They are funny, especially grandma

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  2. A very nice mural, I like that knitting woman.

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  3. I love the continuity of the two sides. It's incredible how the knitting turns into the sea by design. You have a great eye.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, glad you liked it.

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  4. Love the bottle of wine the fisherman has - and are those bait in the pot?
    Cute idea for a mural.

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    1. Not sure about what's in the pot Iris.

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  5. Gosh what a beauty Sami.. what a wonderful bounty of fabulouso murals you found on your trip.. let's hope some of these artists make their way to Perth sometime in the future :)

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    1. Thanks Grace. I did find some fabulous murals, I have loads still to publish. Who knows maybe sometime in the future they will also get invited to paint Australian walls.

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  6. The Granny is knitting a river, so this great looking mural must be an allegory. Wonderful find. The artist is quite talented.

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    1. Yes, it's a pity I don't know what the story behind that mural is. Thanks for commenting.

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  7. I like this one a lot! Good find!

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  8. These are great. Lots of technique and humor. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  9. Sami, this is a wonderful mural.

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  10. That's a whole load of pink paint - what fun to see the Knitting Granny. I'm at the Problogger Conference on the Gold Coast next year we'll have to co-ordinate to be here together!
    Wren x

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    1. How exciting Wren. My blogging teacher went to the conference. Who knows might be a good idea!

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  11. Energy. Whimsy. Color. This one has it all! It's delightful! Reminds me that it's often grandma and grandpa who have the best fantasy stories of them all - and many times, they're true!

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