The Living Statues – Christmas 2020

The Estátuas Vivas no Natal – the Living Statues – came to the streets of Lagoa again this year, much to our delight, and Dave was there to capture them with his camera for you.

Our favourites this year were John Lennon and the Minotauro

Covid meant that the statues were set apart slightly from the crowds, which resulted in the event feeling a little less intimate that usual, but the costumes and poses were as wonderful as ever.

We hope you enjoy the tour:

We were very lucky – we went on the Friday afternoon and we had bright sunshine. Saturday’s forecast was rain rain rain, so they moved the event to inside the Convent.

Thank you to all of the fabulous actors and crew for setting up this event, it really does signal the start of Christmas for us, and after the year we have had, it was lovely to be able to experience something magical.

Here are some more images for you to enjoy:

You can find out more about the Living Statues Company on their Facebook Page and if you type ‘statues’ in the search bar on the right of this page you can view all our previous years’ posts about this fabulous event.

All images © Dave Sheldrake Photography.

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10 Responses to The Living Statues – Christmas 2020

  1. John Hough says:

    Fabulous. Great characters captured in such brilliant clarity. Thanks for sharing

  2. Janice says:

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to see the statues from our homes, wherever we live, Next best thing to being there with Dave’s incredible photos. We will definitely try to time our next trip to incorporate a visit to The Living Statues of Lagoa.

  3. Glyn Jones says:

    Great blog and brilliant photos as usual from Dave. Hope you have a Merry Christmas you guys xxx

  4. Margaret Runciman says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs . Such imagination and brilliant use of colour , all beautifully captured by your very talented husband ! I recently read your book and thoroughly enjoyed your tales from Aljezur and beyond . Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy 2021 . 🎄 Ayr, Scotland


  5. sami veloso says:

    Wow, they are all fabulous!
    Have a lovely Christmas Alyson.

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