These candy-colored umbrellas suspended over an Águeda street are present rain or shine. Installed by portuguese design Studio Ivo Tavares, the unique canopy lends a zany feel to the cobblestone Portuguese road. Flickr photographer Patrícia Almeida recently shot these great photos and she writes “In July, in Águeda (a Portuguese town), some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas. I felt like a kid, amazed by all that color!” She calls it Umbrella Sky.

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Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)

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