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Moggaraz

Moggaraz
Moggaraz is a very pleasant (and touristy) town in the Sierra de Francia, Salamanca Province. All of Its 300 odd inhabitants in 1967 agreed to have their photos taken and large-scale paintings were taken from those photos and placed on the walls of their homes, some years later. Whether you find this strange or superb, it it is certainly different! Whoever pitched this concept to these naturally conservative and cautious country folk must have been a sales genius!

Schlomo Moichele, Erika Akire, William Sutherland, Gudrun and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld club
Fascinating! How many of the paintings survive now? I can imagine that second thoughts kicked in at some point!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Rabbitroundtheworld club
Many thanks, Rabbit!
I think all 388 survive.
The paintings (of the photo portraits) were done and put up some time after the photos were taken and I got the impression from the blurb on the tourist info board (I forget the exact details as it was the summer before last), that it was in the 90s. Many houses have upward of a dozen photos indicating multiple occupancy. Only a small proportion of the younger inhabitants would still live at the same address. many of them will have migrated to the cities anyway in search of work. But it is in a very beautiful and touristy region (Sierra de Francia in Salamanca Province - well worth a visit, Rabbit) and I imagine Town Hall and a local artist saw the photos as an excellent resource and they got the agreement of the inhabitants and surviving portrait subjects to try something different. I will find another photo from my pages somewhere with another example and give you the link.
Here it is. www.ipernity.com/doc/2247598/43235746/in/album/999416
All best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Ulrich!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wow, what a lovely street scene.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Berny,
Jaap,
thank you both!
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
bello scorcio di un antico villaggio !
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Nora!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Quite a few steps, Larry! Thank you!
2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Beautiful corner!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Sami,
Nouchet,
Susanne,
Thank you!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you once more, Bernd!
2 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Oh, this sounds really familiar, I am sure this happened somewhere else, too! Definitely in Europe...maybe I just read about this town. I'll have to think...

Very pretty little street scene, Andy!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Diane Putnam club
I didn't post this here before but I possibly posted it on Pano in the weeks before its demise, Diane. perhaps you are recalling the shots I put there, with a detailed description of what it was all about?
2 years ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Here You are.....this is the 10.ft favorite i think no-one give you more
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Thank you Fred?
2 years ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Photos/paintings of dwellers: such a unique and wonderful idea, I think. A beautiful old street photo.
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I like this a lot Andy.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Steve,
Diane,
Fred,
micritter,
Rosa,
Thank you all!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Steve!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, cammino!
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
I wouldn't want my portrait on a wall so this really must have been a feat!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Gudrun club
I'm with you there, Gudrun.
And as for my girlfriend! If she had been a resident of Moggaraz at the time you can rest assured that this would NEVER have happened!
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome capture!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...nice impression...
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
crouu,
William,
Erika,
Very many thanks!
2 years ago.

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