Friday, July 5, 2013

Glória Funicular



All dressed up (fake tiles) for the Lisbon parties and already vandalized

20 comments:

Arija said...

What a beautiful vehicle to take me up the hill, I would not have to do any puffing at all! Pity about the graffiti though to despoil those pretty tiles.

Sharon said...

I love the fake tile look but, too bad about the graffiti.

Sami said...

It looks beautiful with the tiles, what a pity about the vandalism! No respect for art and national property!

Audrey said...

franchement pour faire des taggues aussi moches ils auraient pu s abstenir...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I can't imagine the weight if these were real tiles. I think these are amazing, even with the graffiti

TexWisGirl said...

too bad about the graffiti!

RedPat said...

Fools! What a lovely idea it was to tile the tram.

VP said...

Great idea, but it didn't last: hate those tags!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others, such a great idea for the tram and it is sad to see the graffiti!! It's so common everywhere these days!! Terrific capture as always, JM! Enjoy your weekend!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, beautiful vehicle, but too bad about the graffiti! How is this possible??? Are they not parked in a garage at night?

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

I do not understand why people have no respect for articles or history. I just wonder how they were brought up!! Diane

LONDONLULU said...

Oy, if only people could leave well enough alone! It is a sweet funicular and beautifully decorated (not the graffiti).

Merisi said...

How mean is that? I wonder if anyone has ever talked to those vandals, where do those destructive vibes come from. Great trompe l'oeil, it is impossible to see those tiles are only an illusion.

Jack said...

This is so sad. It was a great idea for the owner of the vehicles (the municipality?) to dress them up, and it is even sadder to see the mess that the taggers have made. I really dislike tagging.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I think its great to walk on these streets !

Randy said...

That's fun!

Lowell said...

I wouldn't have known they were fake tiles. It's a great tram, though, and so sad it's been defaced.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I really like the tiles even if they're fake. The tagging not so much.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh even the funicular is beautiful in Lisbon :)

Calendula said...

Never saw something like this! Great (fake!) tiles. What a pity that there were some sprayer "at work".