Blossom / Florir part #4

Festas do Povo de Campo Maior, Campo Maior, Festas das Flores, Campo Maior, Alentejo, Portugal

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Festas do Povo de Campo Maior, Campo Maior, Festas das Flores, Campo Maior, Alentejo, Portugal

While the locals go about their lives, working and/or maintaining their streets and the tourists meander the themed streets of Campo Maior, another group of locals work around the clock, making sure that everybody is safe and emergencies are immediately taken care of – the Voluntary Fire Corps.

Enquanto os residentes trabalham e/ou cuidam das suas ruas e os turistas percorrem as ruas engalanadas de Campo Maior, um outro grupo de nativos trabalham 24 sobre 24, tratando que todos estejam seguros e que as emergências sejam imediatamente atendidas – os Bombeiros Voluntários de Campo Maior.

Festas do Povo de Campo Maior, Campo Maior, Festas das Flores, Campo Maior, Alentejo, Portugal
Cars, ambulances and jeeps come and go anytime there’s emergency reports. The intense heat is probably the cause of many of them. Some firemen take a break from the sleepless nights and busy days, just outside of the station, shaded from the hot sun. Being sketched was definitely a change in their routine.

Carros, ambulâncias e jipes vão e vem sempre que há relatos de emergências. O calor intenso é a causa provável de muitos deles. Alguns bombeiros fazem uma pausa das directas e dos dias longos no exterior do quartel, em bancos abrigados do sol escaldante. Serem desenhados foi, sem dúvida, algo de diferente na sua rotina.

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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