Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Asian Woman And Child

 
Mouraria district, Lisbon
 
After the conquest of Lisbon to the Moors (Mouros) in the 12th century, they have been confined to this area, hence the name 'Mouraria'. Today, as many of its inhabitants are immigrants from all over the world, this is the most multicultural district in the city.

19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindissima foto, mãe e filho caminhando, sentimento de romantismo e nostalgia, e adorei a rua de pedras!
Vc é um artista querido JM, parabéns!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is obviously a very old district to have such narrow streets.

Olivier said...

cela fait penser aux vieux quartiers de ville du sud ouest de la France

Sharon said...

I love these old narrow streets.

Lois said...

I like how brightly colored their clothes are. I also love those pink walls!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful scene.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super image JM, what a colourful splash the duo make in this narrow cobbled street.

Sylvia K said...

What a great capture, JM!! Love your composition, the pink buildings and that narrow, cobblestone street. Perfect!! Hope your week is going well!

RedPat said...

Fabulous shot!

Kay said...

Wonderful shot! A perfect mix of contrasts. I suppose this street was just wide enough for a cart and donkey or horse. Would a vehicle like a Smart car be alowed to drive here?

La Principessa Errante said...

What an absolutely gorgeous shot!

Lowell said...

I love the splash of color against the pinkish buildings and dark, dirty cobblestones. Looks narrow, cramped and uninviting, however. I'd guess most of the immigrants are quite poor.

Gina Duarte said...

Yes, it is a gorgeous shot and so well illustrates the ambiance of the district.

Halcyon said...

Their bright clothing really stands out!

Randy said...

Outstanding photograph. I love the colors.

Gunn said...

I like to walk in narrow streets, and to smell food and listen to people talking, playing music and just imagan what they are talking/singing about, without understanding anything of the language.
Nice details and nice to see mother and child also in your image.

ladyfi said...

What a pretty part of town.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

The fresh paint of the building on the right, and the colorful clothing is in real contrast to the age of this street. Love the way you have told that story with this image!

VP said...

Very narrow balconies up there...