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Chiado Fire

May 20, 2010

"Chiado Fire" 36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, 2005 - sold

The earthquake of 1755 and subsequent fires reduced much of 18th-century Lisbon to rubble.  The Chiado area of Lisbon had undergone an ambitious rebuilding program to restore some of the fin-de-siecle facades and tiled streets.  This is now a fashionable shopping district, known for its shoe stores.  There is a billboard on the right depicting President Bush, Prime Minister Tony Blair and Portuguese President Jorge Fernando Branco De Sampaio standing united.

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