Me and sorrilha decided to make a graffiti tour in Lisbon downtown. We wanted to photograph the “Fado Vadio” graffiti mostly, but since there are so many great pieces in the area, we planned a little walk to shoot them.
I took the Spinner with some Lomography CN 800, the Horizon Kompakt with a Fuji Superia 200 and a Lomography CN 100 and the Holga 120N with Lomography CN 100.
It was a sunny winter in Lisbon, so I was buying mostly low ISO films, which I prefer. When I saw that gray day, I immediately knew that the Holga should have a 400 ISO and that my best chance of having acceptable pictures was the Horizon and Superia 200 combination, and the Spinner with 800 ISO. And so it was.
We started at Campo das Cebolas, with “José e Pilar”, a graffiti with the Portuguese writer José Saramago and the Spanish journalist, Pilar del Río. It is near the Saramago Foundation where an olive tree was planted in honor of the deceased writer.
From here we went to Escadinhas de São Cristovão to see the “Fado Vadio” wall, dedicated to our national song, fado. It’s a great piece were you can see some of the most important characters of the Fado world.
Calçada da Glória is a very touristic place, mostly because of the tram that goes up and down this steep street. Lately, it turned out to be a legal graffiti place. I like to go up this street once in a while to check out the new draws.
We also took a few pictures to HCP, Hot Club de Portugal old building. A couple of years it was closed after a fire in the building and now it is covered with draws. Oh, and the good news is that this old jazz club where I slept many nights in my childhood is open again, three doors down the street! :)
Parque Mayer is place where several theaters used to work. Nowadays, it is almost abandoned and only one of the theaters work. It is right in the center of the city, side by side with the expensive and chic avenue, Avenida da Liberdade. It is a totally waste and stupid situation that this great place remains like this after so many years, but I have to admit that the old abandoned buildings, mixed with the graffiti and theater-related draws are very charming to me.
While walking in this city, you can not refrain yourself from taking pictures. So, here is a selection of some of the random pictures I took on this lomowalk through my beautiful town, Lisboa.
And you can also check sorrilha's pictures!
written by saidseni on 2012-05-07