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Monday, 7 May 2018

Monday Mural - Paris meets Lisbon

On that first day we went into Lisbon, while looking for that famous white bean tart factory, I saw this fantastic tiled wall and we stopped to take some photos.

Created by André Saraiva with the help of Lisbon's City Hall, this Portuguese artist of French descent created this amazing 188mt (616ft) long wall with over 52 thousand ceramic tiles, with depictions of important monuments in both cities - Paris meets Lisbon.
It is located on the walls surrounding Jardim Botto Machado (Botto Machado Park) and near Lisbon's biggest flea market - Feira da Ladra and the Pantheon.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you; just follow the Linky steps below.   Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks.





 




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    1. Obrigada Francisco, boa semana.

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  2. ...wow, this is impressive!

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    1. Thanks Tom, very impressive indeed.

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  3. Pretty amazing work and hopefully will last better than just paint on the wall.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, I think this one will last a few generations, if the tiles are well glued...

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    1. Obrigada Pedro, espero que ja esteja melhor.

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  5. That is one huge mural. Not only was it impressive, it was, from what I saw, nearly a block long. Those tiles were incredible. You were so lucky to find this one.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, yes they were a whole block long, I was so thrilled to have found them!

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  6. Nunca tinha visto tal, porque nunca desci mais abaixo que o jardim :o
    Muito bonito!

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    1. Obrigada Paula. Penso que tambem e um trabalho recente.

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  7. that is impressive, Sami. I like the portion with tall buildings and a man walking 'among' them.

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    1. Thanks Klara, that's actually my husband who was going up and down checking the mural :)

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  8. This is truly impressive, Sami! Great idea, too - and so huge!

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    1. Thanks Iris, they are very striking!

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  9. Wow the only thing you can say is the wall is the mural. Very nice.

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    1. Quite true Stef. Thanks for contributing too.

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  10. A modern version of your azulejos. Impressive huge work!

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    1. Yes, a modern and more colourful version. Thanks Marianne.

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  11. Wow! This is some amazing and phenomenal work! I love the colors too! Hugs...

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  12. Unbelievable! I mean an endeavour like this would have taken ages to paint I can only imagine how long it would take putting all these times up! Incroyable find Sami.

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    1. Thanks Grace, I wish I could find out how long this took to paint, bake the tiles and install the tiles.

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  13. Amazing work, there. It so attractive!!!

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    1. Thanks Dee, glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. It is amazing that that was all done with tiles! It would certainly require a lot of organization!

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    1. I agree Pat, can't be easy putting that puzzle together.

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  15. This is absolutely stunning. I love every photo, every detail!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, there is a lot of detail, lots of monuments, it's certainly very interesting.

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  16. Que lindo mural, tenho de passar por lá para ver ao "vivo".
    Beijinhos
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. Vale a pena a visita Maria. Obrigada e boa semana.

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  17. I am impressed with the size and number of tiles. Also it is artistic and interesting.

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    1. Thanks Linda, there must be thousands and thousands of tiles...

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  18. I think if I was ever to create a mural I would start with a bottle of wine in the middle and build out from there too! lol
    Wren x

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    1. No wine involved in this one Wren, lol. Or who knows, the artist might have drunk a few bottles while doing this huge work.

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  19. This is truly extraordinary. Not merely because of the intricate artwork involved in putting all those tiles in order - must have been assembling a giant jigsaw puzzle without knowing what the various pieces look like until you paint them - but because of the theme - bringing the two cities together. And one must say your photography is superb for you were able to bring us up close and give us a sense of what a massive project this is and how truly beautiful it is!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Lowell. It certainly must have been a giant puzzle to put this together, I wish I knew how long this all took to put together!

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    1. Thanks for your visit, glad you enjoyed the mural.

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  21. Beautiful and colorful murals in a big long wall:)

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  22. It's great, and so colourful.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Dearest Sami,
    That indeed is an incredible work of art this tiled wall!
    You will no doubt appreciate this graffiti work: <a href="https://www.internetbode.nl/regio/roosendaal/algemeen/261262/the-loods-is-een-waar-graffiti-walhalla-?redir”>Husband Pieter’s great-niece at work in The Netherlands</a>
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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