Monday, November 11, 2013

A Kind Of "Passarola"(*)


Alfama, Lisbon
This wooden wall hides a very old building which looks like it's being restored for ages!

(*) The Passarola was an airship, whose technical characteristics are not currently known in full, invented by Bartolomeu de Gusmão, priest and scientist Portugueseborn in colonial Brazil, having flown in the year of 1709. Do read the story at Wikipedia.
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This post is linked to Monday Mural

27 comments:

Gert Jan Hermus said...

A real piece of art! (The painting and your picture as well) ;-)

Salute from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Andy said...

Nice detail in this mural.

Halcyon said...

What a fantastic find! I love the old-timey science fiction feel.

PS: I'm finally making the trip to Portugal. I'm very excited, although we won't be in Lisbon. :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is a delightful image, all the more interesting for being painted in boards.

Bill Nicholls said...

Looks like something from a fantisy comic

travelwithintent.com said...

Lovely! Makes me want to visit!

LOLfromPasa said...

The whole blog posting is a delight! Really love the concept of a Passarola.

Dina said...

This is totally cool, I love it!

TexWisGirl said...

what an interesting mural!

Sylvia K said...

Amazing!! And a terrific capture for the day, JM! I love it!! It is cool indeed!!

Small City Scenes said...

It does look like something that might have flown in the 1700s. Neat work though. MB

RedPat said...

I love this one, JM!

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic. Do I see upside down teepees? ;-)

Mersad said...

Wonderful!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

I learn something new on these blogs every day. Really!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is one fantastic mural - incredible details!

William Kendall said...

Amazing details!

Randy said...

This is great!

Jack said...

Fabulous! This is much more artistic than many murals I see.

Kay said...

This looks like a real fantasy...and much more appealing than some of today's airlines!

Photo Cache said...

very very cool. i learned something new today. thanks.

Hilde said...

very nice painting!

Laura. M said...

Excelente decoración en esas tablas:))

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this surrealistic idea!Beautiful mural!
Léia

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fascinating. Who knew? Well, probably all of Portugal and Brazil for starters. I love that the muralist knew and decided to share his knowledge and vision for us to see. And learn. Thanks, JM, for sharing this and contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow.

Merisi said...

FAscinating interpretation of an airship!

Thank you for the link to Wikipedia. I don't remember having heard about the Passarola, nor have I read that particular book by José Saramago! A wonderful reminder to get back to reading his books!