Art on the Underground pt 1

All across the walls at the Lisbon airport metro stop, there are caricatures of famous Portuguese cultural figures.

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When you think you’ve seen them all you carry on along a long corridor towards the airport and encounter a couple dozen more.

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The figures range from painters and poets to architects and pilots. They are all drawn in the same style and each one has a small name tag beside it explaining the subject’s profession.

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Lisbon’s metro and airport are squeaky clean and very modern, these quirky caricatures give it a comical feel, whilst adding a bit of cultural history to the spacious long corridors of the underground.

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