Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Travessa de São Pedro (St. Peter's Lane)

 
 
Bairro Alto district, Lisbon

30 comments:

Sharon said...

I love all t hose brightly colored houses.

Cezar and Léia said...

O colorido das casas é maravilhoso e até os containers são pintadinhos! Giro! :)
Léia
*** eu estou com uma saudade de visitar Lisboa!

Sylvia K said...

And what a colorful Lane it is!! Wonderful captures for the day, JM, as always, and as always, a great way to start my day! Hope your week is going well!

LOLfromPasa said...

Boy oh boy, could Coventry do with a splash of this! Great colors to brighten up a dull day. Lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

great colors!

ladyfi said...

So very pretty!

Andy said...

Very colourful buildings.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

What a lovely little spot. Such lively colors

RedPat said...

Such atmosphere they have!

Stefan Jansson said...

Red and Green, nice combination.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Such a great color contrast! The red is unbelievable!

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

What colourful buildings, they make great subjects. You have a good eye. Diane

Kay said...

Even the trash bin in the second shot is full of color, though the bars and metal covers on the first floor windows tell a story.

Babzy said...

this is coloured ! :)

Jack said...

This is a fabulous part of town, M. So colorful.

Randy said...

I love the colors. Especially the red.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very nice photography in this narrow street !

Bob Crowe said...

Are the buildings meant to reflect the colors of the national flag? That's an awful lot of visual intensity for a small street.

Carolina Tavares said...

Não me recordo desta travessa, mas os casarios antigos são fantásticos. Precisam ser preservados. Quanta história!

Photo Cache said...

i love seeing local neighborhoods especially the colorful houses.

orvokki said...

Love thsae colorfull houses. (They seems very old.)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow, these colours are so different from anything you've shown us before JM, i have a 'thing' about red, but the racing green is fantastic also.
P.s. sounds like your Chinese dancer would have been fun to watch..

Sami said...

The Portuguese flag colours side by side!

Kate said...

Those two houses certainly stand out among the others.

VP said...

Great colors, fine building!

beatrice De said...

In Libonne, you have many beautifull housses in color.

joao.filipe said...

Congratulations for such a nice picture of my house, and the generality of the comments makes it feel it's worth the effort, nevertheless multiple problems with graffiti/tagging, people vomiting (if not doing worse things) at your door, etc.
Thank you all.

joao.filipe said...

... and, just for information, no - the red and green in both buildings was not on purpose, it is not an intended combination.
The chosen red was approved by an official committee as to be close to the original coloring of the building at some point. This building (the red) is believed to be one of the few remainders of the original construction of Bairro Alto district, from the 16th century. So it's old, should be close to 500 years old.

José Mendonça said...

@João Filipe: Thank you for the very interesting information, much appreciated.

Jose Carmo Francisco said...

I am living in this place since 1976 so I am delighet with the post. And the photo, of course. Tham you very much for your work.