The Cronos Project initiative involved painting murals on the walls of three large abandoned old building on Av Fontes Pereira Melo close to the Picoas metro station. They were painted by several international artists including the Brazilian Os Gémeos, the Italians Blu and Erica Il Cane, and the Spaniard SAM3. Since the murals were painted in 2010, smaller graffiti – both paint and paper – has been layered over the lower portions.
below: She seems to have a ball of string in her hand and that string goes all the way to the next mural on the corner of the building (out of view in this photo)
below: She appears to be keeping an eye on that kraken, octopus that has appeared. Note the string across the picture.
below: View of two sides of the building
below: He holds the end of the strings in both hands.
below: A closer look at the man with the gold crown and the bendy straw. Whatever he was drinking has been painted over.
below: A large silhouette in the darkening sky.
below: Painted windows make a starry sky while wrought iron railings speak to a past elegance.
below: A silly yellow cat on the balcony
below: A large green crocodile (alligator?) clumsily crashing through the building.
below: A cute little couple, paste-up by Costan with a wolf (fox?) prowling in the background.
below: Wakeup! to a bright green alarm clock.
below: seeing triples, stencil featuring Elton John by A.L. Tony
below: Rui Veloso, Portuguese singer, another stencil by A.L. Tony
below: The Costan couple again, still with their hands forming a heart, along with some black stencils by Dalaiama – black birds in flight and two euros.
below: Another Costan, this time a cat with a hat.