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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Seen on the 24th of July

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Caught today, invading the Avenida 24 de Juleo. Stylish. Very stylish. And the scooter is nice too :)

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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Europe, Lisbon, Portugal, travel

 

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The Fountain of Abundance. Neither fountain. Nor abundant.

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This is at Quinta da Regaleira in Cintra, Portugal. It is a part of a labyrinthic layout of mansion/grounds/grottos/caves/gardens that were commissioned by Carvalho Monteiro, who is claimed to have been richer than the king of Portugal at the time (1904 is when the construction commenced).

The architect employed was Luigi Manini of Italy, who designed the 4-hectare plot and installed various designs in the buildings alluding to alchemy, Freemasons and the Knights Templar.

I guess Dan Brown spent some time in Cintra too ;)

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Europe, Lisbon, Portugal, travel

 

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It’s not Tram 28, but it’s still damn cool!

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You have to love how the public transport in Lisbon is tagged. Even the trains are not spared an are sprayed over.

Needless to say the colourful choice of wagons :)

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Europe, Lisbon, Portugal, travel

 

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Lisbon changes colours!

Here’s the second building.

Your interpretation is as good as mine on this one.

But you gotta love the chameleon camo!

Laters!

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Lisbon, Pop-Art, Portugal

 

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A colourful ‘bem-vindo’ to Lisbon!

This is on Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo (sounds almost like a character from a famous Indian movie).

3 building,adjacent, all covered with art! Yes, that’s what it is nay-sayers.

Notice the spokes on the crown going ‘out of the building’ :)

I think Lisbon and I are gonna get along – just fine!

Another building-art in 5 minutes.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Art, Pop-Art, Portugal

 

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A gardener’s dream job (or daily nightmare!)

This is a small section of the Herrenhausen Garden. I don’t know, but anybody wanna wager what the gardener’s fee would be?

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Europe, Germany, Hannover

 

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Watch the Watchers

OK. I know it’s close to the Watchmen tagline, but I couldn’t resist.

It was too damn obvious.

This is a building I cross daily from my home in Hannover to Macshsee Lake.

The industrial architecture from the 70s still dots the city, even though ‘modernism’ is trying to plant its feet well and deep too.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Europe, Germany, Hannover

 
 
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