Thursday, April 9, 2009

Santo António - classic or trendy?

Old building wall and urban handicraft window shop (both shots taken at Oeiras downtown).

29 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello JM!
The first picture is magnificent!


"Santo Antonio is a doctor of the Church. Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1195.Padroeiro of boyfriends. Its popularity stems from the fact that it is regarded by tradition as matchmaker saint."

"Santo Antonio é doutor da Igreja. Nasceu na cidade de Lisboa, Portugal, em 1195.Padroeiro dos namorados. Sua popularidade advém do fato de ele ser considerado pela tradição como santo casamenteiro"

Olivier said...

la première photo est superbe, la deuxième nous rappelle que les marchands sont rentrés dans le temple ;o)
the first picture is superb, the second reminds us that the merchants have returned to the temple ;o)

Dina said...

Oh man, look at those colors!
Do you think St. Antonio would get a kick out of it?

Sharon said...

The classic is my favorite!

willow said...

The Antonio tiles are wonderful! Yes, I agree St. Antonio would get a kick out of it. What is he the patron saint of?

nathalie in avignon said...

Oh dear, the second photo is a killer! Who would buy that???? (they look like bubble bath bottles, too!)

Lois said...

You have a great eye for finding such good pictures! I especially like the first one. The blue is beautiful!

m_m said...

I prefer classic! Beautiful photos!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the traditional tile. The figures look like they are from a cartoon of space creatures.

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cieldequimper said...

Ah JM those are both fantastic photos. I do have a slight preference for the first one though! ;-)

Jacob said...

Yes, I agree with most of the comments. Picture #1 has character and essence...

The "soap bubble" thingys, not so much.

Good job, JM, as good photos generally stir things up a bit!

brattcat said...

I'm in agreement with the others. The top photo is so understatedly elegant. The second subject is so over the top garish.

Babzy said...

strange ! first or second style , it's not a fair choice, where is the third ;)

J ..de Santa Fe said...

In my book , there's nothing like the crumbling classic.
But
those bright colors sure make for a vibrant image!

Jjjj

Pam said...

Great wall art photo, JM... thanks for visiting.

Jarart said...

I love the wall. The color pops on the other photo. They look like candy. (or am I hungry)

Jackie said...

Oh well spotted, I love that second picture, so funny! There's something about tacky religious kitsch, isn't there?!

Bergson said...

j'adore les faince sur les mur de ton pays

Virginia said...

Oh the top one is just lovely and the bottom photo made me laugh out loud! I had a flashback to the old Saturday Night Live episodes with Father Sarducci hawking the "Find the Pope in the Pizza" keychains! Hilarious. Yes, Jm we must know what's inside the plastic bottles!!!

marley said...

Don't know what it says about me but I like the colourful ones!

joo said...

The tiles are really pretty! As for the colorful, well de gustibum non disputandum est:)

PJ said...

Well, I'm just speechless, and for two different reasons. Santa Maria! What are they thinking?

Marc said...

The two pictures together are a great mix. What I like best is probably the chocolate in the second picture.
By the way, I probably have to cut down on commenting a bit due to lack of time. Hope you'll understand, because I still really appreciate your blog JM!

Hilda said...

If those colored 'statues' are chocolate, I'll take them!

Hmmm… this would be a nice gift to the little old rich matronas of Sanctuario de San Antonio here! [evil grin]

henny said...

I love that one on the building. Happy Easter to you... if you celebrated it.

Jessica said...

Haha this is fantastic! I love this theme of classic vs trendy. Great idea.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wonderful juxtaposition of images. The top one so delicate and the bottom so bold. I wonder if the top one was considered kitsch in its time?

humanobserver said...

Very colourful :)

Marie-Noyale said...

The first one for its beauty .
The second for its colors and originality...