Loading...

Follow Ostendnomadography - A passion for traveling and p.. on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
or

Valid

Dear followers, readers and sympathisants:). Many of you guys, noticed already a ‘little’ big change? The last two years , I found a lot of (travel) inspiration in the world of blogging and I enjoyed it a lot! Connected with so many nice people, I’ve learned a lot about photography, found so much inspiration and my bucket list is growing and growing:). Thanks folks!

I was thinking about a change for a few months and I had a few questions: I have the technical skills to run a self hosted website? Should al my followers  (1100x thanks!:) ) find the way to my new blog? What about my balance Social life/Social media?

But I took the challenge. I struggled a lot with the migration of all my posts(158) and still not all the pictures are migrated (Have to do it manual for many posts).

This is my last post on Ostendnomad.com and hopefully, feel free to follow me on www.ostendnomadography.com .

Thank you so much for all the comments last two years. Encouragements, constructive critiques and so much more. Blogging is fun! Muchas Gracias!

Regards,

Stef (Ostendnomad)

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is this week: Letter X -X needs to be anywhere in the word or shaped like the letter X

When you discover a place, early  in the morning, just before the shops open, often, you can find an artistic touch on their blind doors. This painted blind doors, have an X-shape. So I thought, it could be a nice entry for this Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge? Picture is shot in Mexico City (march 2017).

Be Goga Be Cool:).
Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

One of my unofficial new years resolutions was to participated more in photography challenges. Last week, I received a big response Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and that’s really encouraging. Dutch Goes The Photo is another inspiring blog that I follow for a long time. So, this week, my first entry in their “Tuesday Photo Challenge” with a theme that I really LOVE: Decay, I’ve came across on trips.

An abandoned chapel In Prague (click here for more pictures of this chapel)

Abandoned chapel in the outskirts of Prague

Abandoned house in Muggia (Italy). Click here to see more.

Entrance of an abandoned House in Muggia (Italy).
Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Did you notice how much I liked to wander through the streets of Covilhã? And I still have photographs of my Covilhã mission to share with you,my dear followers:). My blogpost of today is about the random Street Art I’ve discovered and captured on the walls of Covilhã.

Painted Electrical Cabinets

The Sheep MéMé / O Ovelhas MéMé

Other Street Art creations found in Covilha

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

I have been following the various Cee’s Photo Challenges for a long time, but I never participated. Well, let’s change this:). The topic of this week is “Letter W – Needs to start with W and have two vowels in the word” . So, my first entry in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge, are “Windows”  I’ve captured in New York City (2015).

If you have enjoyed this post, you may also be interested my former blogposts about windows: click here and here.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

My visit to Covilha was one big highlight. Overwhelmed by the charming little cute narrow streets. Everywhere little doors and windows. Some buildings in abandoned state, some renewed in their original state. So, I was thinking, the narrow streets, are definitely worth a blogpost:)? Portugal has so many beautiful places, and for sure, Covilha one of those places. Enjoy my picture gallery, and have a nice sunday all:)!

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

As I promised (and a bit later then expected:( ), the second part of my street art hunting exploration in Covilhã. This episode you can find my captured Woolfest artworks created between 2015 and 2017.

Pantonio

Antonio Correia aka Pantonio is Portuguese artist, born in the Azores.

Created by Pantonio Created by Pantonio

Bosoletti

Francisco Bosoletti, a Argentinian rebel and artist. Known for his large scale poetic and  eclectic murals. Fran Bosoletti his Instagram

Artwork created by Bosoletti.

Las Medianeras

Haven’t found information about the artist(s) Las Medianeras. Street art is not always about graffiti, but also about installations, tiles, ceramic and much more.

Created by Las Medianeras

Samina

Samina, another well talented Portuguese artist. And I have to admit, I am a fan! After seeing this mural, I researched him on Instagram, the playground for street art lovers:). White, grey,black, grey,portraits and cubism. Samina created this mural ( Sr Viseu) in 2015. Check out his Instagram account here

Third

In the middle of the historical center of Covilha, you can find Third, his mural. This mural is an ode to all the machines that fed Covilha’s textile industry. Before many years, the cities biggest industry. Created by the Portuguese artist Third.

Regg Salgado

As you can see, Regg Salgado his mural “Fio Conductor”  is also influenced by Covilha’s history and textile industry. Wanna see more murals created by the Portuguese artist Regg Salgado? Check out his Instagram

Doa Oa

Doa Oa her creations are inspired by nature,flowers, plants and much more.

Lata 65

This Mural is the result of a  Lata 65 workshop. A Graffiti workshop for the elderly,isn’t it that cool?

Halfstudio

This creation was inspired by Amalia Rodrigues her Fado song “Covilha, Cidade Neve”, a song about Covilha’s history and wool/textile industry.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Covilhã is divided in two parts: the lower part of the city, and the more upper part. The upper part is just that little more picturesque. Narrow streets, a bit of abandonment (remember, the gone glory of the textile manufacturing), small tiny doors and much more. In the lower part of the city, you can find a huge shopping mall and between the busstation and railway state: an artificial designed “Jardim do Lago”. A real “Lake garden”, built in 2005. In this area you can find a restaurant, a playground, lakes and ducks:).


And the nice thing was, I just came up before the sunset! Nice little cute ducks were swimming in one of the lakes. Perfect moment to grab my camera and experiment with my HOYA 7 2/3 stops filter:). Ducks at Jardim do Lago Modern designed stairs & bridge Sunset @ Jardim do Lago Evening has fallen lovely duck:) ducks are playing around:)

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

A while ago, I’ve read an article in a travel magazine about the street art scene in the center of Portugal and more specific about the Wool Urban Art Festival in Covilhã. Covilhã was once known for it’s textile industry and  became now a real Street Art paradise. A big thanks to two Portuguese artists, Lara Seiko Rodrigues and her brother Pedro Seiko Rodrigues, who decide to give in the year 2011, Covilhã, a little bit more color in the form of urban art. Exhibitions, workshops for seniors, masterpieces created by Bordalo II, ADD FUEL  and many more talented artists. Even, the WOOL Urban Art Project went international to Roubaix (France), Paris and Djerba (Tunesia) and held exhibitions and spray walls into art.

Painted walls come and go, and it’s impossible to photograph all the creations because some are outside the city. But I assume, my dear followers, you are going to be delighted with the creations I can share:). In this episode, the artworks created between 2011 and 2014.

Btoy

Andrea Michaelsson, better known as Btoy, a Spanish stencil artist.

Created by Btoy in 2011 Created by Btoy in 2011 Created by Btoy in 2011 Created by Btoy in 2011

ADD FUEL

ADD FUEL, a Portuguese artist, known for his stencils and ceramic. Pity enough, some of his creations did exist anymore in Covilha but good I found the most important one:). Wanna see more of ADD FUEL? Check out his Instagram . 

LATA 65

LATA 65 being represented by L IS NOT AN ARTIST aka Luísa Cortesão. Created in 2014.

Last night I dreamt that somebody loved meLast night I dreamt that somebody loved me

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Few days ago, I’ve uploaded  “Abstract Porto (part one)”  and have to say and admit, I was overwhelmed by positive, warm and encouraging comments. Thanks to all of you:)! My blogpost of today, the second part of my abstract postcards of Porto. Have a joyful Sunday:)!

Stairs behind bars

Porto Sandeman

Green Tiles Boavista Porto Stadium

Shadows


Read Full Article

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
close
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free month
Free Preview