Albufeira.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home » Tourism / Turismo » Photo sharing / Partilha de fotos
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Sculptures around town
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Sculptures around town

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24082
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Sculptures around town
    Posted: 24/December/2021 at 12:26
Quite a number are appearing, often fashioned from scrap or wire. This one is up on the old town hill near the Sant' Ana gate. It's an eagle grabbing a snake.


I will get some more if there is another sunny day!
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
JuliejH View Drop Down
Regular
Regular
Avatar

Joined: 16/June/2020
Location: Newport
Status: Offline
Points: 197
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JuliejH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/December/2021 at 15:16
That’s amazing, I love all the roundabouts too , they have some great sculptures
Back to Top
bob d View Drop Down
Top Contributors
Top Contributors
Avatar

Joined: 05/February/2008
Location: Northern Ireland
Status: Offline
Points: 2080
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bob d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/December/2021 at 20:09
Lots of these sculptures appearing all over the place. 
we're not brazil we're norn iron
Back to Top
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24082
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/December/2021 at 08:31
I shall go on tour over the next few days and get some more. There are several in and around the old town in particular.
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
Jock View Drop Down
Top Contributors
Top Contributors
Avatar

Joined: 07/November/2011
Location: Auld Reekie
Status: Offline
Points: 1314
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/December/2021 at 18:22
Lovely. The bird and snake are neat. And just at my favourite little bar.
It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. Douglas Adams
Back to Top
bebop View Drop Down
Regular
Regular
Avatar

Joined: 09/March/2014
Location: Ireland
Status: Offline
Points: 220
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bebop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/December/2021 at 20:45
Cool sculpture 👍
I also love that little bar. Unique setting with lovely family running it for many years, who love chatting about the work that went into making it so beautiful.
Back to Top
bebop View Drop Down
Regular
Regular
Avatar

Joined: 09/March/2014
Location: Ireland
Status: Offline
Points: 220
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bebop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/December/2021 at 20:49
Thank you Cubsur for keeping us up to date with happenings there. Looking forward to seeing more of your pics soon.
Back to Top
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24082
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/December/2021 at 12:53
Here's a few more.

This one's on Largo do Rossio


An older one on the Cais Herculano


Up at the top of the escaltors


Not really a statue, but in the same genre. A receptacle hoping people put therir empty plastic bottles here rather than leave them on the beach.


Avenida da Liberdade


Porta Sant' Ana



Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
JuliejH View Drop Down
Regular
Regular
Avatar

Joined: 16/June/2020
Location: Newport
Status: Offline
Points: 197
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JuliejH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/December/2021 at 13:32
Are these permanent ? Thanks for the photos 😊
Back to Top
J2me-2 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 09/May/2021
Status: Offline
Points: 10
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote J2me-2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/December/2021 at 16:06
I wonder (optimistically) if these are the result of a grant-aided competition for artists - or some other way to inject funding to support local artists? A long shot on my behalf, but it might explain the diversity of sculptures! Fair play to the Camara is that is the case.
Back to Top
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24082
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/December/2021 at 09:51
They look permanent to me. Each one has a plaque with the title of the object and the name of the creator, plus a semi official looking logo. I will have a closer look.
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
bebop View Drop Down
Regular
Regular
Avatar

Joined: 09/March/2014
Location: Ireland
Status: Offline
Points: 220
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bebop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/December/2021 at 20:53
Thanks Cubsur. Nice to see something new in town.
I'm looking forward to going to see then in person in mid June 😉😉
Back to Top
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24082
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/January/2022 at 15:10
Missed this one, on the esplanada at the Sol e Mar hotel. It's called Seated Woman. The plaques refer to a group called Arteserra, who can find on Facebook and Instagram.


Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
Jock View Drop Down
Top Contributors
Top Contributors
Avatar

Joined: 07/November/2011
Location: Auld Reekie
Status: Offline
Points: 1314
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/January/2022 at 15:29
I'm impressed by the public sculptures around town and also as you leave the airport.
It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. Douglas Adams
Back to Top
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24082
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/January/2022 at 11:10
There is this one on the path between the Bus Station and the Parque da Alfarrobeira, near the stadium. Something's missing surely, apart from the top of his head?


Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.15
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0,445 seconds.