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Monday, 5 February 2018

Monday Mural - Lisbon Patchwork

Welcome to my first hosting of Monday Murals, please link your posts below.
Thanks, Sami

A ten minute walk from the Moorish Castle of Saint George in Lisbon, I found this 5 metre long delightful mural which was painted in 2009 by Nadine Rodrigues and Jose Vargas. 
The mural can be found at Largo dos Trigueiros, Mouraria (just atop the steps at Beco dos Surradores).

The original drawing was done in 1949 by the painter, writer and teacher Mário  Dionísio (1916-1993) and was meant to have been painted at a Cafe across the Rossio    Station in Lisbon's centre. The Cafe project didn't go ahead and the painted model was then only used in 2009 for this wall.
    




If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you; just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.





39 comments:

  1. ...it has a certain Picasso feel to it, thanks for hosting.

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  2. I was thinking the exact same thing Tom said before I read his comment. It does seem a bit like Picasso's later work. This is a great first mural with you hosting.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I wonder if the artist had some Picasso influence?

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  3. It reminds me of Picasso, too. Oh, and I like the tiles in the last pic. Hmmm, we have a Punjabi here, too.

    By chance I stumbled over these news today: Paint back (with YouTube-video and gallery) is a project that started in Germany. Spain, Italy and Greece are joining, too. They paint back the nastiest symbol ever known.
    (And, just by another chance I have some murals today, too, but as I cannot guarantee weekly ones I do not join, I hope you understand.)

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    1. Thanks Iris, you could have joined today, you could get some new visitors to your blog. I'll check on that Paintback initiative.

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    2. Oh, OK, I thought (me.. thinking, huh) it´s a Monday-ly thing then. OK, I´ll join next time then :-)

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  4. Those colours (and the geometric style) really stand out in those surroundings.
    Great find, Sami.
    And thank you taking over the hosting of this meme. :)

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    1. Thanks Divya, I also liked the geometric style.

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  5. Mais uma vez verdadeiramente espectacular.
    Boa semana

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    1. Obrigada Francisco. Boa semana para si tambem.

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  7. A fabulous mural with so much to see & enjoy!
    Thanks for hosting now, Sami, & all the best!

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    1. Thanks Christine, and thanks for participating.

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  8. A nice mural and thanks for hosting the meme!

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  9. It's beautiful! Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Cloudia and thanks for participating.

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  11. That is a wonderful mural. Too bad the original artist didn't get to see it done!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. It's true, he dreamed it up but never got to see his masterpiece. Thanks for taking part RedPat.

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    1. Oh Sami, this is so colorful -- it's just loads of fun and so happy~!

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    2. Thanks Jeanie, it is a happy mural indeed.

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  13. Wow! Such a lot there it would some time to see all the details!

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    1. Thanks Lea and thanks for taking part.

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  14. Seeing it in location makes it work much better for me.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, another perspective from far away.

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  15. It reminds me of Picasso. Thank you for hosting the linkup!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Linda and for taking part too.

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  16. Hi Sami, looks like everything is working perfectly :) Lisbon has some gorgeous murals, this is a beauty. I agree with Andrew, a nice discovery when climbing the steps.

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    1. Thanks Grace. Perth has some amazing murals too. Thanks for participating.

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  17. Gorgeous! I'll try to find it, next time I'm in Lisboa. Btw, my post, number 18, is in Porto, photo taken 2 weeks ago

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    1. Thanks for participating Rob. Great mural that you have!

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