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The main coast road out of the city- towards Belem, catch the tube/tram line to Cais Do Sodre, and walk.
Along this part, are many “works of art ” the “big cat” is of special interest. Return to tube station and walk coastal path – many more to see.
Directly under the bridge is the MX building , where you will find not only street art , but many bars, and places to eat, the old building has been leased to many artists/designers.
Also , Bairro Alto part of the city has many more “works of art”.
Where to start !!
Best place : the railway station, which is one stop on local train from Faro, both platforms are covered in “art work” as well as station perimeter walls.
Follow walls adjoining station, cross over bridge – again many “local artists” have made their mark with some exceptional works.
The high rise apartment area is also a place to visit for an abundance of varied works, enter by the “portrait of North American Indian on side of wall.
Further down main street on right is the most “decorative building” in Olhao, completely covered in graffiti, it is an amazing sight to photograph.
Many more fishing port/marina.
Well worth a visit:
As most of the “art work” is in various parts of the town especially up (hill) in the centre, although many are now “losing their colour”
it is still worth the climb. Going out of town towards golf club, numerous large “art works” can be seen especially the man “taking it easy.
Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world.
One can go from absolute chaos to ultimate tranquility within walking distance of each other – you either love it or hate it – Varanasi or Banares, as the locals call the city.
At the ungodly hour of 5.30am, join the throngs of people making their way to the ghats, with a carnival type atmosphere, where all the stalls are selling a huge array of offerings for specific rituals, stirring hymns and mantras also pierce the morning calm, with fragrance of incense filling the air, and as the sun rises, it radiates a mystic glow through the mist, on the sacred waters of the Ganges.
Haga Sadhus (holy men) are ever present, while reciting prayers and mantras families consult the Pandas (priests) for guidance, who sit under palm leaf umbrellas, – the ghats at Varanasi, where you’ll mingle with every religion and nationality, all there, to witness or take part in the daily rituals.
At Varanasi both life and death are a celebration, where traditions are revered and saints are still mystical.
The Ganges – river of salvation – a crossing place between the physical and the spiritual worlds, where the most intimate rituals of life and death take place in public.
At sunset, thousands of candles are set afloat upon the Ganges in obeisance to celebrate the waters as the evening aarti or offering takes place.