Living Statues in Lagoa

We were delighted to see the Living Statues in Lagoa advertised again, as we really enjoyed this event last year – it’s the chance to see something different for Christmas.

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

This year we only managed to visit during the Friday evening session and the weather forecast wasn’t great! Although the clouds were pretty menacing, the rain did hold off for us and we were able to wander around the Rua 25 de Abril and the Largo 5 Outubro in Lagoa and enjoy the sights.

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

We were greeted first by a fabulous couple – very Baroque!

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

The costumes really are amazingly good:

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

And must take ages to put together:

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Last year’s event was quite spectacular – you can read about our account of it here:

Statues Come to Life in Lagoa

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

If we are honest, we were a little disappointed this year – perhaps it was the weather .. but the Christmas atmosphere just seemed to be missing … we did enjoy the Chocolate People though ..

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

There just didn’t seem to be as many characters this year to enjoy … the ones that were there were all very good – it just seemed emptier and more spaced out this year.

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

There were some lovely fairy wings and characters there:

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

And it was nice to meet Mozart:

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Our little Kat the dog was most perturbed by the pigeon sat on his head:

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

The highlight of the event had to be the band – led by the famous conductor, who really is brilliant at the Living Statues:

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Kat was quite happy to settle down and listen to them play!

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

The Living Statues company – or Estátuas Vivas no Natal have a Facebook Page and quite a following – and it is easy to see why as they are all so captivating and unusual.

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

It was certainly different to see Mary played by a man!

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

There was just time to wander back through the streets and catch one last look at everyone before the skies started to look rather ominous and we beat a retreat back to our car!

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

Sadly we couldn’t make the Saturday morning event, when the skies were much brighter .. but the event is already being planned to be back for Christmas 2017 .. so we can look forward to that – and thank you to Lagoa Council for putting on something different again for Christmas, amidst all the Christmas Fairs and markets.

Living Statues in Lagoa 2016 Algarve Blog

 

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2 Responses to Living Statues in Lagoa

  1. Yayeri says:

    That sure looks lovely! Hope the weather is better now – at least it’s not so grey and rainy as it’s here in Holland!

    XXX

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