The (normally yellow) and famous tourist attraction funicular in Bica. Artist Alexandre Farto covered the outside of the funicular with mirror-acrylic, called it ‘Espectro’ (Spectre) and pays tribute to the neighbourhood that is reflected in the lift during the journey, as if it were a film…. (From January – June 2010). Amazing!
This project ‘Art in movement’ (“Arte em Movimento”) is part of a Cultural Program for the promotion of Public Art, which CARRIS (bus & tram services including timetables) intends to carry out in some vehicles of its public service fleet. In 2010, the chosen vehicles were one lift (the Santa Justa) and the 3 funiculars, all of them are national monuments since 2002.
Typical Portuguese: hanging laundry, drying in the wind.
Largo de Santo Antoninho, right next to Bica’s funicular downhill starting point.