The detail : Chalk street art, Evora, Portugal

Evora may be the capital of the Alentejo, but it's hardly the beating heart of Portugal's street culture. Yet, as we ventured a little bit away from the historic center I started noticing these cool drawings on some blissfully not-so-impeccable doors and walls (which ain't so common, the Portuguese seem to love a fresh coat of paint!). I loved the naive look of the giant chalk patterns. Looks like Evora is pretty hip after all.

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The door was on a rather busy street (all things considered, this is the Alentejo), yet a man stopped his car in the middle of the street when he saw as I was taking a picture. This has never happened to me, ever…that’s how nice the Portuguese are!
These pictures were taken with a Sigma dp2 Quattro.
 

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