Yesterday, I decided not to walk along the ocean on my way to Cascais. It's something I hardly do since it makes very little sense. The view is gorgeous every day and the distance is roughly the same. Yet, the lesson to learn in this post is that new ways bring new surprises :-)
When you arrive in Cascais via the promenade from Praia da Rata and Estoril further behind, you are facing a choice: continue along the water and walk around Casa Palmela or walk up to the backstreets. I walked up this time and discovered this cool Bordalo decorating this new concrete wall. The place used to be a bar with big windows. I don't know what it is now.
Artur Bordalo, also known as Bordalo II is a Lisbon artist kinda famous in the area for creating stunning and massive animal sculptures with street garbage as a sort of warning. Topics around nature and its preservation characterise his work.
Nature preservation and plastic in the oceans are hot topics in Portugal but the country surprises by how badly it performs when it comes to separating trash or waste management outside the cities. In that sense, there is a lot of room for improvement and artists like Bordalo for sure play a crucial role in the education and public discussion process.
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