Largo da Achada

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Lisboa has become a city of street art ever since the Carnation Revolution brought with it thousands of political murals in 1974, right down to the international street art stars Vhils (Artsy link here) and Bordalo II. Many corners and alleys, streets and squares in the old town of Lisboa became showcases for this artform. One of the façades facing the Largo da Achada, a sloped public square with a fountain in its center, was painted by italian street artist Andrea Tarli and depicts a local old lady spraying a selfie-taking hipster tourist – a warning to all tourists taking selfies near old ladies in the mean streets of Lisboa.

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Lisboa tornou-se uma cidade de arte urbana desde o 25 de Abril, que trouxe consigo milhares de murais políticos, até às estrelas internacionais Vhils (link do seu Artsy aqui) e Bordalo II. Muitas esquinas e vielas, ruas e praças da Lisboa Velha tornaram-se montras desta forma de arte. Uma das fachadas que confronta o Largo da Achada, um terreiro inclinado com um chafariz ao centro, foi pintado pelo artista urbano Andrea Tarli e retrata uma velha senhora local a borrifar a cara de um turista-hipster-a-tirar-selfie – um aviso a todos os turistas que andam por aí a tirar selfies ao pé de velhas senhoras nas perigosas ruas de Lisboa.

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Largo da Achada by / por Roque Gameiro

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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