Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rua de Cima, nº8


Nº 8 of Rua de Cima - Upper Street - is a small and picturesque traditional house, which is noticed by the top floor in nogging with a balcony that among other things it's quite practical to dry the clothes.
The old lady who lives there opens the door intrigued: Did someone pass, rang the bell and ran away? If I, as a child, had lived on that street, that would be certainly what happened!
O nº 8 da Rua de Cima é uma pequena e pitoresca casa tradicional, onde se destaca sobretudo o último andar em tabique, com uma varanda que entre muitas outras coisas dá um grande jeito para secar a roupa.
A velhota que nela habita abre a porta intrigada: Será que alguém passou, tocou à campainha e fugiu a correr? Se eu, enquanto criança, tivesse vivido naquela rua, decerto que era isso que tinha acontecido!
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8 comments:

Villager said...

Quando decidir publicar um livro reunindo todas estas pedras preciosas, eu serei o primeiro na fila de interessados.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Embora devagar, já estou a fazer algo nesse sentido... Se de facto acontecer dar-lhe-ei novidades, mas não sem tornar minhas as suas palavras no que diz respeito às suas próprias "gemas" :)

glorv1 said...

Paulo, that's actually me looking out the door to take in the a breath of fresh air and see the world on this bright and beautiful morning. I've already done the was and after I go in, I'll brew the cafecito and make breakfast for my little old hubby. We'll sit and talk about our plans for the day.

I love your house, it is beautiful. I see the homes you paint as places full of life and I thank you for that. Have a great week.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Gloria, if I knew it was you, I wouldn't ring the door and run... Didn't want to disturb your peaceful day in this small lovely house :)))

Gina Lee Kim said...

Bravo! From sketch to finish!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thanks, Gina: This one was really a pleasure to paint, and surprisingly fast :)

Mineke Reinders said...

Another "wish I was there" place, beautifully immortalized. Love the shadow on the white wall.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

That is a nice definition, Mineke :))