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Monday, 16 April 2018

Monday Mural - Fado singers

Painted on the outside of a small restaurant where Fado (the Portuguese national song) is played.
The restaurant is called Porta D'Alfama (Door of Alfama), and is situated at 17A Rua de São João da Praça, within walking distance of Portas do Sol viewpoint.
Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon between Sao Jorge castle and the Tejo River where you'll find an abundance of historical attractions as well as a lot of Fado bars and restaurants.
No idea who the artist is.



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.  Thanks.


And if you haven't heard a FADO before, here is one sung by one of my favourite Fado singers - Marisa singing "The rain"
Just close your eyes and listen...






44 comments:

  1. Bonito mural. A Maria é uma excelente cantora. Já assisti a um dos seus concertos em Toronto.

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    1. Obrigada Catarina, nunca ouvi a Marisa ao vivo.

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  2. ...lovely mural and video, thanks!

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  3. This is fun! And it looks like it is well placed, too!

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  4. Your travels serve you (and us!) very well, Sami

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    1. Thanks Cloudia, it's nice to travel and find murals too.

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  5. This is a gorgeous painting, Sami. Very realistic and reminds me of a famous artist, but I am not sure who. I fell in love with this one.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. It's a nice soft one.

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  6. Good to see you back Sami. I am a big fan of fado, have even seen Mariza and Christina Branco on stage here in a theatre. Hope you had a great time with the family!

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    1. Thanks Marianne. That's interesting, I haven't seen any of these singers live. We had a great time thank you.

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  7. Nice one, Sami. I love the mural and really must get to a Fado bar next time I get to Lisbon

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I think the last time I went to a Fado bar was a few years ago, the last couple of visits we've had no time.

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  8. Espectacular o mural e espectacular a música e a voz que a canta.
    Bjs, boa semana

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    1. Obrigada Pedro. Sim a Marisa tem uma voz fabulosa!

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  9. Beautiful mural and a wonderful song, too!

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    1. Thanks Iris, glad you enjoyed the music too.

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  10. It's an interesting work of a style I have seen in a painting, I think.

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    1. It does remind me of a painter too, but can't think of who?
      Thanks Andrew.

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  11. Nice mural and I love the song----such a great voice.
    MB

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    1. Thanks for your visit MB, glad you enjoyed the song too.

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  12. Um mural tipicamente português.
    É sempre um prazer ouvir Mariza.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, bem Portugues como o fado!

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  13. Lovely, nice colours and setting.

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  14. I love the mural and her wonderful voice! Thanks for hosting us!

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    1. Thanks Pat, glad you enjoyed the music too.

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  15. That's a nice picture of a gathering of connoisseurs of music. Thank you for the music video. Listening to it was heavenly.
    Thank you also for hosting, Sami. :)

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    1. Thanks Dee, lovely that you enjoyed her wonderful voice.

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  16. Thanks for the Fado video. Very pretty song!

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    1. Thanks Linda, it is a beautiful song.

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  17. Sounds like another place to put on the must visit list!
    Wren x

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    1. I might be biased, but Lisbon is a beautiful city, and the food is the best!! Even my French son in law agrees.

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  18. Marisa has a lovely face as well as voice, doesn't she? I like that mural a lot. While you were away there was a TV programme An Art Lover's Guide to Lisbon which featured fado in the Alfama and the Azulejo museum. It was very enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks Joanne, what a pity I missed it, but even when I was in Portugal just recently I never even watched tv. We managed to visit 2 museums, but still haven't made it to the azulejo museum!

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  19. Amazing! Thanks for providing the music, too. This was all unfamiliar to me :)

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    1. Thanks for your visit Sharon. Glad you enjoyed the music too.

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  20. This is such a lovely mural ...

    All the best Jan

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