Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Fado(*) Singer


Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon, a Moorish settlement until the 12th century
 
(*) A form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a characteristic sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia (loosely captured by the word "saudade", or longing).
On November 27, 2011, Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists

24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Foto lindissima e super bem feita a pintura da garota com o violão!
Léia

Kathy said...

Love this shot!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I love when you highlight the Alfama district - so picturesque and historic. And now I learned something new today - Fado music!

Kate said...

Now that is a well-done graffiti...or should I label it a mural?

cieldequimper said...

That's lovely!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great photo, love the angle it was taken. Diane

Birdman said...

I love the stairs too and the music fits w/ your 'thumb'. Mournful.

Lowell said...

This is a wonderfully composed photo. Love the steps so steep and the colors of the building and the essence of the music is captured well in the painting!

joo said...

beautiful, and I love fado:)

RedPat said...

Your great eye comes through again!

Gina Duarte said...

One of my favorite districts in Lisbon!

La Principessa Errante said...

Gorgeous music, and a gorgeous mural.

Kay said...

Fado is so rich and soulful! This is a beautiful tribute to it and a gorgeous shot.

wilf said...

Love this view, so full of character...:)

Halcyon said...

She looks quite sensual!

Randy said...

Truly amazing.

ladyfi said...

A lovely mural. In fact, the whole district looks so very interesting.

Peter Olson said...

Last time in Lisbon, we never went to listen to any fado, too much a feeling of "tourist traps". I'm sure you have some real addresses! :-)

orvokki said...

Really beautiful staircase. And history has walked here.
Love this.
Hugs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great image JM, I've heard of this style before, the mural depicts the mood perfectly.

Babzy said...

beautiful compo and mural ! :)

yas said...

Nice angle!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Nathalie said...

I love this painting. I just wish it were better integrated to the wall. But it sure can't be compared to gross graffiti.