Men at Work
all pictures S. Visser
|Ponta del Gada, Saõ Miguel; XII.2000||Lagoa, Saõ Miguel; XII.2000||Feteiras; IV.1998|
|The Azores are extremely rich in men-at-work-signs.
The isles are probably the most active center of speciation,
more than Alençon in France.
When I emptied the mailbox (a real snail-mailbox: snails rasped some letters away when I was abroad.) I felt the same helplessness as with the South-African rock-signs. They all look different. Compare heaps (number, shape, size), posture, bottom-line (present, absent), spade.
|Still, it is possible to lump them together
in three groups:
+ squat people; one heap (top row)
+ slender persons; two heaps (middle)
+ novelty panels (bottom row)
The first group seems most specific. The other groups show Portuguese influence.
|Lagoa, Saõ Miguel; XII.2000||Lagoa, Saõ Miguel; XII.2000||Lagoa, Saõ Miguel; XII.2000|
|It is probably only a matter of time before the diversity on the Azores succumbs to the emptiness of the continental sign: the new worker popping up everywhere in Spain, Portugal and Italy.|
|Furnas, IV.1998||Várzea, IV.1998||Ribera Grande, Saõ Miguel; XII.2000|
|Path: Home / Country list / Men at work in depth / Men at work on the Azores||e-mail:|
|More signs from the Azores: Children crossing - Falling rocks|