So many things in life can bring us down. One thing we have found that adds a touch of sheer joy is turning a corner and discovering a grand work of art.
Try turning down Rua Latino Coehlo in Cascais, Portugal to see that the entire wall is an amazing portrait.
Cascais is a beach resort town on the Atlantic Ocean, and so, it was no surprise that most of the artwork we saw was inspired by the sea.
We loved this door and wish we could take it home as our souvenir.
Another massive wall painting was nearby on Rua Nova da Alfarrobeira. Was the fisherman pulling in bottles?
We took a day trip to Lisbon and wandered the streets in the Bairro Alto neighborhood after lunch. We looked up and there it was – a yarn-bombed children’s bike. A beautiful work of art!
We have been staying very near this beach and plaza in Cascais so every day we walk by the red hand. What is it trying to say to us? We admire the intense color contrasted with the black and white stones – and always against the color of the sea.
At the end of the day we walk along the promenade and gaze out to the sea and down at the rocks. Waves wash over the rocks and then recede. You might agree that viewing nature adds to personal joy and happiness. It touches us in a way that soothes and calms our spirits.
In today’s world, we could all use some joy and calm in our lives. Why not seek out art and nature for an uplifting moment? Just an idea…