Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mouraria By Night




After the conquest of Lisbon in 1147, the Moors heve been confined to a kind of ghetto called Mouraria, which is now one of the city's oldest and poorest districts. New projects are giving life to this place and have recently put it on travel guides. These shots were taken on the Mouraria Light Walk I posted on a couple of days ago.

20 comments:

wilf said...

Beautiful night images!

LOLfromPasa said...

You have captured the atmosphere beautifully. Particularly fond of the laundry line shot.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the 2nd shot with the golden color and clothes line!

Sharon said...

I love the purple light at the top of the hill.

Loved your travel story about the scaffolding. That would have been terribly frustrating.

Linda said...

Awesome night captures!!!

VP said...

Great night pictures of a fascinating place. I guess you mean 'reconquest'...

orvokki said...

Wonderful night-images. The light is lovely.
It seems very warm there.
Hugs

Laura. M said...

Estupendas nocturnas de ese viejo barrio.
Gracias por tu recuerdo a Galicia!!!
Buen fin de samana.
Un beso

Judy said...

You have a knack for these tricky night shots that I wish I had. I just need more practice I guess. These are surely prize winning shots and should be in a magazine.

Sylvia K said...

You have indeed captured the atmosphere, JM! Love the night shots! Terrific composition as always! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend -- camera in hand, of course!!

Laura. M said...

Se me olvidó... Al faro no le pasa nada, esa es original su posición:))

RedPat said...

Love the laundry. Such wonderful colour in all the shots!

Lowell said...

These are stunning, JM! I love the window drawing in the first shot and the castle/churh? with the light. The 2nd shot is just a cool slice-of-life and one cannot help wonder what's behind the window with the light. That last shot is kinda spooky. Who are all those people and what are they doing and were you safe?

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Love that second shot, I agree with Sylvia such great atmosphere to these shots.

Kovács Miklós said...

What great night shoots especially the first one with the church in purple light. Congratulations!
Greetings

Randy said...

I love that first photograph.

Gunn said...

SUPERB shots!
I can nearly her the sound of people walking & talking.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting series of shots and good info. I scrolled through your blog of posts I have missed. Very enlightening. MB

Hilde said...

great those nightphotography, with much atmosphere!
greetings, Hilde

Merisi said...

Fantastic images, mesmerizing light and shadow plays!

Are these sodium lights, to minimize light pollution? The yellow orange colour gives that impression. It's beautiful, though. Wished more cities would tone down their streetlights.