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Monday, 29 January 2018

Monday Mural - Guitar players

This was taken in Lisbon in 2016 after a visit to the Saint George's Castle. When we came down the hill towards the city centre, I spotted this mural on some abandoned buildings.
Don't know any details but it looks like that wall was painted quite a long time ago.
It could be a tribute to "Fado" the Portuguese traditional folk music popular in the Lisbon area, and the characters would be holding the Portuguese guitar used to play Fado.
For other murals from around the world please follow this link.

From February 5th I'll take over the Monday Mural meme from Oakland Daily Photo, hope to see you here with your lovely murals.















37 comments:

  1. Very abandoned buildings. Are they banjos? Run for your life.

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    1. They could be banjos or even the Portuguese guitar used to play Fado, I just called them guitars for lack of knowledge about musical instruments lol. Thanks Andrew.

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  2. Uma homenagem ao fado.
    Muito bonita, por sinal.
    Boa semana

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    1. Sim, penso que podera ser Pedro. Obrigada e boa semana.

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  3. How sad to see this mural in such a disparate place and in such disrepair. I thought it was great and looked like it had several different styles to which it could be attributed . I really enjoyed it, and think it's a great way to end your participation before you take over as host of this great event.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I was sad to see such a run down place, but there is a lot of construction going on, so maybe something new will pop up in that spot and the mural would be destroyed of course.

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  4. Nice mural and not one I would expect in Portugal.

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  5. It certainly brightens that sad place up, I can nearly hear some music! (That might also be because at the grocery store they played "Baby, I love your way", which is stuck in my head - I hate when that happens, LOL!)

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    1. Thanks Iris. I like the new photo.

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, boa semana para si tambem.

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  7. Gosh it really is a desolate spot Sami, well done for spotting this musical mural ☺ see you here on Monday Murals next week, that's right yeh?

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    1. Thanks Grace, yes next week the big day!

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  8. Um mural pintado há muito, assim parece. Gostei de ver. :)

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    1. Sim Catarina, pelo aspecto deve ser antigo.

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  9. ...a great one, thanks for showing the wide shot. When does the link open next week?

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    1. Hi Tom, I'm hoping to post it at 11am Monday (Perth, Australia time) which is equivalent to 7pm Sunday (Oakland,USA time).

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  10. as somebody said: it brightens the place up. it is really a cheerful mural.

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  11. It's quite cartoon like and lots of fun!
    Glad you showed the old buildings where it was painted.

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    1. Thanks Christine, it does look very cartoon like :)

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  12. I like it! Looking forward to joining you next week! ;-)

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    1. Thanks RedPat see you next week.

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  13. Very impressive. I do love a good mural. Especially in areas where the art is sorely needed!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, I think this sad space really needed a bright and fun mural.

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  14. Interesting mural and I like that it is painted on that old building. I will look for you next week!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Lois, glad you liked the mural.

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  15. You're right- they do seem to spring up everywhere, Sami :) :) This is a nice one.

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    1. Thanks Joanne, I was amazed at the quantity of murals all over Portugal.

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  16. Dearest Sami,
    Love this as it just coincides with our Broadway song about playing a guitar!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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