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Monday, 9 October 2017

Monday Mural - Electrical boxes I

Walking through one of Porto's main streets - Rua das Flores (Flowers street) near Sao Bento station, I came across lots of electrical boxes which have been painted by various artists.
Some boxes have phrases which are typically "Porto speak", and not really correctly written either. 
Here are two of those boxes painted by Godmess and Sem.

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This first one correctly written would be: "Esta na hora de vergar a mola" meaning "It's time to work hard".





 "Este e fino como o alho" means "this person is smart, clever and crafty".

Hope you enjoyed these colourful boxes, lots more to follow in the next weeks.



28 comments:

  1. Mimos do Norte, a que estarei atenta se lá for passear! Boas dicas!
    Bom dia

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    1. Obrigada Paula, havia imensas na Rua das Flores.

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  2. ...wonderful stencil art!

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  3. These kinds of murals always add something nice to a boring box!

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    1. True, a boring box looks now so much prettier. Thanks Halcyon.

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  4. Coloquialismo à moda do Porto! : ))

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    1. Pois e mesmo! Obrigada Catarina.

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  5. Much more appealing than drab utility boxes, these are fun & artful!

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    1. Thanks Christine, they do look so much better painted.

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  6. I really like that you chose electrical boxes to share this time. They are very cleverly done, too, even if the language was wrong.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. Porto people are know to pronounce the V's as B's, so that's making fun of it I suppose.

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  7. It makes you wish that all of these boxes were painted up so nicely!

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    1. That's true Pat, it doesn't take much and they look fabulous!

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  8. Confesso que me passaram completamente despercebidos quando estive no Porto.

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    1. LOL, desde que publico os murais estou bem mais atenta Pedro, antes tambem acho que mal os via.

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  9. They look super Sami, I've noticed this happening more and more here too, especially in Freo.

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    1. Thanks Grace, they do make the boxes look so much better.

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  10. Don't they look good ...

    All the best Jan

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