#Carvoeiroboxes Part 2

Taking a little break from all the thank you card orders, I decided to have a browse through my mobile phone snaps.  This reminded me of the lovely bright #carvoeiroboxes I saw on holiday.

So I’ve just done a bit of searching online and found this fabulous blog all about them, when and by whom they were painted.  It would seem I was wrong as they are electricity cable boxes not phone cables as I first thought.  Anyway, they are on a blog about the Algarve, simply called Algarve Blog!

There are some amazing designs, only some of which I managed spot on my trip.  I wish I’d made more effort to locate and photograph them all now.

I think my favourite is the chilli pepper one, it looks great outside the restaurant.

20160514_151701I have no idea how many of them there are now, my guess is around sixty or seventy by now.  I’m sure more have been painted since the original blog post back in December 2015.

That reminds me, I must contact BT to see if they would be interested in doing something like this.  I love the idea of having local artists paint each box, maybe something along the lines of the cow parade (2004/5) or the lambananas in Liverpool (2009). My cousin was chosen to put her design onto one of the Superlambananas back in 2008.

These initiatives really brighten up the area and give people a chance to look around the place with a new perspective.  So I’d better get contacting some people!

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#Carvoeiroboxes

Wow.  It’s hot!  The weather has really changed now and I am struck by the vibrancy of all the colours around the town.

On my walk the other day I noticed some of the telephone cable boxes had been painted.  So I’ve been looking round on my trips out in the evening to see if I could find any more.  I have not been disappointed.  It would appear that all of the boxes have a different design on them.

20160514_152338It’s fabulous, really makes a feature of them and they certainly don’t look dull or boring anymore.  They all the hashtag #Carvoeiroboxes on them, so I’ll have to look that one up later.  I told my husband about them and he reckons I’m only interested because I’m still a phonebox nerd since working at BT in the 1990s.  I’m not so sure.

20160514_151821These are a great local resource as well as a necessity in the world today, so why not use them as an art gallery?!

The pictures I have taken of a few of the boxes I’ve seen, I think are rather lovely and very cheerful.

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I might suggest this to BT when I get home.  What do you think?

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