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.
I 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!