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Dash of Umbrellas


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Dash of Umbrellas

Agueda , a municipality in Portugal , host  the Agitagueda Art Festival in the month of July every year . Open to all , the festival celebrates  street art in all its form be it music or art . Public spaces in Agueda like a walls and stairs come alive with the clours of street paintings. Street musicians and artists performs in the open through the day  while rock bands and orchestras  entertain at nights.

At this time , Portugal faces summer. In 2011 , a company devised a  creative and economical solution for offering relief to the common man on the streets from the scorching sun . The star of most striking art installation is the humble umbrella.Called the Umbrella Sky Project , it has hundreds of colourful umbrellas strung up over the pedestrian streets with the help of rooftop cables. The rainbow-coloured floating canopy remains in the place until September. It is so popular that it has become the top draw of the festival with the tourists from all over the world visiting the city

 


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