Sunday, March 10, 2013

Iron Work By Jorge Vieira


City Hall Square, Lisbon

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

awww que linda e moderna escultura!
O predio da prefeitura é maravilhoso também!
*** minha filhota tá super fan da pagina no facebook! ;)
abraços e boa semana
Léia

crocrodyl said...

Like giant ants:) Beautiful building in the background!

Birdman said...

Is this a tribute to the bug population?

Sharon said...

Those are some crazy stick figures. They make me think of ants for some reason. Possibly the round bodies and round heads.

Dina said...

Humpty Dumpty eggs? Maybe they are guarding that no one falls into the stairway.

TexWisGirl said...

like giant red ants!

Judy said...

The modern art work looks strange in front of the beautiful old building which is a work of art in it's self. I like the way you have composed this.

cieldequimper said...

Yes, they look like ants. A bit like us humans when seen from above!

Sylvia K said...

They really do stand out in such a classic setting!! And you've captured the difference perfectly! Amazing! Hope you have a great week, JM!

Lowell said...

I'm sorry, JM, but I had to laugh! My first reaction was they were Florida cockroaches! But on a closer view, they must be alien immigrants begging the city poohbahs for asylum!

Lowell said...

I forgot to ask why you changed the name of your blog from "Lisbon and the Sunshine Coast," to "Lisbon and the Sunny Coast," or was the latter the name all along and I just didn't notice?

JM said...

@Lowell: A very pertinent question!
Actually the name of this coast is 'Costa do Sol', which can be translated both ways, but the other day I was checking some vintage touristic posters and realized they all had 'Sunny' instead of 'Sunshine'. So I changed the name to what I think is the official designation in english.

Art said...

This picture was absolutely beautiful

RedPat said...

These are great fun! ;-))

Linda said...

They do look like giant red ants! Fascinating...and I love the building!

Kay said...

(Big grin.) I like it and like the composition. I prefer to think of it as a goofy welcoming party.

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

They look like giant ladybirds to me, not sure if I like them or not! Diane

Gunn said...

Som fun, contemporary art, and great architecture!

VP said...

OK, let say that it's imaginative and quite funny!

Andrew said...

Brilliant to see... You have put a great big smile on my face.

Stefan Jansson said...

Greetings Earthlings.

beatrice De said...

That's funny, but suitable on that place ?

Bob Crowe said...

That's ominous. A metaphor for contemporary Portugal?

Jack said...

The three sculptures are kind of interesting, but . . . that city hall and plaza . . . GREAT!

LONDONLULU said...

Very striking insect-alien-cartoon creations!:) I love the composition.

Jesh StG said...

I love the modern sculpture, and I love the Renaissance architecture of the city hall. But I don't feel they fit well together:)

Babzy said...

Nice Arts work , i like the angle :)

Halcyon said...

Very cute! Reminds me of these commercials we used to have for raisins when I was growing up.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a great backdrop for the visiting aliens.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So nicely composed JM . Interesting to read about the reasons for change in your blog name, I love the idea of the original vintage name.

orvokki said...

Wauu, what a lovely art.