The Oddest of OddBalls on a Window Ledge

Mysterious figures spotted on Lisbon window ledge!

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LISBON: OddBalls on a Window Ledge ©HelenBushe

These are a total mystery to me.

I spotted them all lined up on an ordinary window ledge one hot afternoon in downtown Lisbon.

If it hadn’t been such a hot afternoon and we hadn’t walked all the way down from the castle, I would have lingered and asked a local what they were all about. But we were thirsty and desperate to find a café.

I would love to know who they represent and why they are there.

So if anyone out there recognises them……

…….here’s a close up of the nearest characters to help in identification:

LISBON: OddBalls on a Window Ledge puppets papier maché figures dolls oddball

LISBON: OddBalls on a Window Ledge (crop) ©HelenBushe


(The white cards at the top of the first picture are adverts for a nearby restaurant, in case you zoom in and think you’ve spotted a clue.)

I can see people who look like politicians, entertainers, priests and a lady with big gold earrings who might be a Fado singer.  I bet she could tell us a thing or two about all this!

The fact that the priest at the front seems rather disappointed by the few coins in his hand, whilst surrounded by figures in fine clothes, is suggesting political satire to me. But perhaps that just the way my mind works.

Oh, I really haven’t a clue! Help!  Anyone from Portugal out there??? or better still from Lisbon?

All ideas and suggestions whether humorous or sensible or even totally ridiculous will be gratefully received.


Thank you, Cee, for your challenge.

This week’s  OddBall is driving me nuts!

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