quarta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2006

Yellow Arrow chega ao Porto

O Yellow Arrow , " um projecto global de arte pública", pretende que comecemos a colar setas amarelas onde nos apetecer , associando-lhe um texto - o que se faz de uma maneira muito simples, através do telemóvel.

Qualquer pessoa que passe pelos locais por nós assinalados , e ao ligar para o número e referência escritos nas setas, recebe um SMS com o que nos apeteceu dizer sobre ou naquele local ( vídeo que explica o projecto ). As setas compram-se já com um nº de referência escrito.

Falamos disto agora porque na última newsletter da Yellow Yerrow , de 2 de Fevereiro, todo o destaque foi para a chegada das setas amarelas ao Porto.Vejam as imagens :





Já gora o artigo completo :
As Fortuna said to bej, Portugal is "that small country near Spain...on the left hand side."
Oporto has long been visited by the creme de la creme of the interational bridge building community. They have a two-level iron bridge designed by the Belgian engineer Teophile Seyrig and Gustave Eiffel's bridge that serves one of Europe's loveliest railway stations Sao Bento, with its lavish painted tiles. While getting around might be easy, Oporto has one of arrow the most difficult to reach Yellow Arrows in history. "I must confess that after I climbed the arch, I developed a special connection with Arrabida's bridge," Fortuna notes.

Named the European Cultural Capital in 2001, Oporto is also home to arrow Casa da Musica, a stunning concert hall designed by Rem Koolhaas. In a city that dates to pre-Roman times, many of the citizens dislike such a modern building residing in their city, but Fortuna sees the beauty in it. "In my opinion, we need more projects like this in Oporto and more people to enjoy them. The space inside is very nice, all in concrete with curious articulations... it's like being inside of a big diamond."

Of course, along with its controversial concert halls, and hard to reach arrows, Oporto's most distinguishing feature is the aperitif that bears its name. It is the only true arrow home of Port wine. Port was discovered accidentally by British sailors attempting to fortify their wine for an ocean voyage. Like any good spirit, it has left its mark on cuisine, literature and glass ware, and most importantly...here's how it's made: Get some grapes from the Douro Mountains. Crush or foot tread them. The natural vineyard yeast should get the fermentation going and when the sugar level is about half way down, throw some Brandy in there, halting fermentation and raising the alcohol level about 20%. Mature in casks. When serving consider decantation to lower the amount of sediment in your choice of Port glass. Today, more than fifty wine companies operate their 'lodges' in the winding narrow streets flanked by red-roofed buildings of the arrow Vila Nova de Gaia neighborhood. Enjoy with friends, but be careful when trying to place any particularly hard to reach arrows!

N.B. : Vejam ainda outros projectos de "anotações espaciais" no excelente apanhado feito pela Elastic Space

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