they are part of the walls

A store owner told me that I would find the chemicals for cyanotypes in a small drugstore in Mouraria. Wondering the narrow streets searching for the store, I bumped into Camilla Watson's work in the Beco das Farinhas: photographs of local residents printed on maritime wood and permanently hung on the walls of alley.

In her own words: When I first moved to Mouraria I was struck by the generosity and spirit of the eldery living here. I imagined their images printed onto the old walls of their homes. Many were born here and it feels, at least to me, that it is their spirit that makes this place. It is as if they are part of the walls themselves.


  1. Também encontrei isto por acaso um dia e adorei a ideia :)
    o meu registo está aqui: