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Hundreds of Floating Umbrellas Once Again Cover The Streets in Portugal

Do you remember the colorful Floating Umbrellas installation in the streets of Agueda, Portugal we posted last year? This year, Sextafeira Produções has once again hung up hundreds of colorful umbrellas, transforming your shopping experience or the afternoon walk into a Mary-Poppins type of adventure!

The colorful sight was captured by photographers Patricia Almeida and Pedro Nascimento, and the pictures went viral on the Internet in no time. Just like the last year, Patricia was one first ones to post them on flickr giving everyone a chance to take a virtual walk in the most colorful street of Portugal.

“I felt like a kid, amazed by all that color!” says Patricia about how she felt under the umbrellas. The best part, besides looking awesome, is that the installation also protects everyone from rain and sun.

The project is part of the local Agitagueda art festival, and will be up throughout July, so make sure you stop by if you’re traveling nearby!

Photos: Patricia Almeida, Pedro Nascimento (via)

Image credits: Patricia Almeida

Image credits: Patricia Almeida

Image credits: Patricia Almeida

Image credits: Patricia Almeida

Image credits: Patricia Almeida

Image credits: Pedro Nascimento

Image credits: Pedro Nascimento

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  • Kathie Hoblitzell via Facebook

    so vivid and alive with color.Wish I could be there right now.

  • Elsa Jimenez via Facebook


  • Diane Yost Roush via Facebook

    way cool

  • Fran Warner via Facebook

    Pretty. Useful. I’d certainly love to see this in my shopping plaza! (Though I would think that thieves and vandals would eventually ruin it, unfortunately. :( )

  • Nancy Zerfas Schibler via Facebook
  • Mansi Shah via Facebook

    creativity rocks!

  • Vaida Vysniauskaite via Facebook

    Love the idea

  • Charlie Janssens via Facebook

    Lovely = yes , protection from the sun = yes , protection from the rain = NO !

  • Helen Jolliffe via Facebook

    gorgeous :)

  • Wendissa

    Very attractive, but how would it protect people from the rain? Surely the rain would drip down the umbrella sides

    • wittington

      It doesn’t but fortunately (or unfortunately) we don’t need to think about that as we need more protection from the sun than the rain

  • Theresa Mason via Facebook


  • Brodyn June via Facebook

    dislike the color combination!

  • Patricia Helmuth via Facebook

    this is SO cool

  • Cora Balzan via Facebook


  • Vicki Lee-Holland via Facebook

    This is so beautiful!!

  • Feihung Lu via Facebook


  • Margarida Machado via Facebook

    Go go Portugal :)

  • Ryan Ibrani The via Facebook

    there’s something similar in Xiamen Huli Wanda Plaza

  • Lynne Itria via Facebook

    it would be so expensive. the united states could never do that in any of its cities. we send all our money overseas to our enemies while our people starve and die with no health care except the rich who get richer.

  • Helga Marta via Facebook

    @Lynne Itria : sorry, but I think your comment is just inadequate :-( why is Portugal united states enemy? Such problems exist everywhere..also in Europe! So sad for us :-( Wish you a bit more hope and colors like those umbrellas :-)

  • haniyah

    What streets exactly in agueda? Its on until the 30th and would like to check it out.