For Dan’s ThursdayDoors Photo Challenge
I took these photos on holiday in Funchal, Madeira in 2012. The Old Town (Zona Velha), one of the most popular tourist attractions in Funchal, used to be a bad neighborhood avoided by tourists. It all started to change around 2010, thanks to the initiative of some great local artists. The local government supported the restoration project, provided paint supplies to artists, who began the journey of “bringing life” to this great area. The project is called “The Art of Open Doors”. Some of the frontages of the older buildings have been beautifully painted and restored also.
Hope you like them.