Photographer's Note

Escadinhas de São Cristóvão, a steep path down to the Baixa from Largo São Cristóvão, Lisbon, Portugal.

Take a look at this! This steep lane leads down to the Pombaline downtown area, and is heavily "decorated". I like it; I know many of you aren't keen, and think of it as vandalism. But this particular example does seem to exhibit talent and wit, and celebrates the vibrant tradition of Fado. Fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. This is loosely captured by the Portuguese word "saudade", or "longing", symbolizing a feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent lifelong damage). Considering this, the street art seems to be strangely upbeat and lively!

Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 28 mm

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