Diana Silva Art

Diana Silva

My name is Diana Silva. I am a self-taught artist from Braga, in the North of Portugal.

My artwork is mainly influenced by music and life itself. I also love to observe and feel all the different aspects of nature and all the general presentations of everything that is why my artwork is so extensive over details.

 Sacrilegion, Hanged Ghost, Ruach Raah, Dead End and Barbaric Horde were bands I had the pleasure to contact and work with.

I also do some personalized artwork when requested. Concerning the ordering from public I mostly develop tattoo designs and portraits.

I´ve worked for some countries, besides Portugal, like Switzerland, Mexico or Germany.

To Create is deeply rooted on me!

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Contact Diana Silva Art for Quotes at: dianabathoryart@portugalmail.pt

Beneath Aurora Light (2015)
Beneath Aurora Light (2015)

Wolfpack 2016

Wolfpack 2016
 

Sacrilegion CD Cover (2012)
Sacrilegion CD Cover (2012)

 

Bruno Tonelo (2016)
Bruno Tonelo (2016)

 

Quorthon Tribute (2015)
Quorthon Tribute (2015)

 

Bia Santos (2016)
Bia Santos (2016)

 

 

Hanged Ghost Cd-Cover A4 (2011)
Hanged Ghost Cd-Cover A4 (2011)
Beyond The Gate (2016)
Beyond The Gate (2016)

 

Grim Reaper (2012)
Grim Reaper (2012)

 

Resistance A4 (2014)
Resistance A4 (2014)
Arise (2015)
Arise (2015)
By The Hills (2016)
By The Hills (2016)
On The Deep Side (2016)
On The Deep Side (2016)
Snow Path (2016)
Snow Path (2016)

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Creepy Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks – Part II

I. Dunaujvarosi Vidám Park in Hungary which closed in 1993.

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II. Gulliver’s Kingdom, JAPAN

Gulliver’s Kingdom Theme Park, built in the shadow of Japan‘s Mount Fuji with oodles of government stimulus money, was a sprawling white elephant that existed for only 10 years. Today there’s little if any trace of the abandoned theme park, its ruins, or Gulliver himself but the eerie and unsettling images captured by a legion of intrepid “haikyo” explorers. (http://weburbanist.com/)

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III. Heritage, USA

Heritage USA was an American Christian theme park, water park, and residential complex built in Fort Mill, South Carolina by PTL Club (short for “Praise The Lord”) founders televangelist Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Much of the park, the area of which once comprised 2,300 acres (9.3 km2; 3.6 sq mi), was built by noted church builder Roe Messner, who later married Tammy Faye Bakker. Pictures of the park, including the water park Heritage Island, remain accessible online. Since its closure in 1989, projects have been constructed on the grounds of the former theme park with varying success, and portions of the property have been sold to several companies. (Wikipedia)

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IV. Holy Land USA

Holy Land USA is an 18-acre (7.3 ha) theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut, inspired by selected passages from theBible. It consists of a chapel, stations of the cross, and replicas of catacombs and Israelite villages constructed from cinder blocks, bathtubs, and other discards. The park closed to the public in 1984. Over its period of closure, the land and monuments faced the effects of vandalism. On September 14, 2014, the site officially reopened to the public for the first time in 30 years with an inaugural mass and access to the grounds. (Wikipedia)

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Cemitério de Elefantes

Sempre me questionei para onde iriam as pessoas que desapareciam da minha vida. Não me estou a referir aos que partem para sempre mas sim dos que deixei de ouvir falar.
Nasci e criei-me numa pequena aldeia perto da Serra da Estrela, na Cova da Beira, e toda essa minha vida decorreu numa pacatez impoluta.
Conhecia quase toda a gente com quem me cruzava, e todos os estranhos que encontrava me pareciam isso, estranhos. E perguntava-me também de onde viriam. Mas como apareciam desapareciam eu deixava de pensar nisso.
O mundo inteiro era-me desconhecido, tal o isolamento a que o meu mundo estava sujeito.
Só anos mais tarde conheci o básico, como electricidade, rádio, televisão, estradas alcatroadas e telefone. Luxos aos quais rapidamente intitulei de necessidades.
A minha vida e a minha visão do mundo alargou-se, pelo menos um pouco. Já me deslocava a outras localidades e aprendera a conduzir, pelo menos um motociclo.
Os namoros vieram, naturalmente. Não eram luxos, eram necessidades naturais e bem humanas. Casei. Nem sei porquê, realmente.
Para a maioria dos homens da minha geração, assim como para os mais antigos e lá para as minhas bandas, o casamento não era o que se via e ouvia na televisão. Era diferente.
A minha mulher tratava de tudo em casa e de mim, e eu provia do resto. E assim ela deixava-me sossegado no convívio na tasca do Zé, à beira da estrada municipal. Só tinha de estar em casa para a janta. O que poucas vezes acontecia.
Vocês sabem, um homem trabalha muito e precisa de estar com os amigos. E esses não têm problemas em chegar a casa quando querem. E nem precisam de dar satisfações.
Eu queria ter um casamento como o dos meus amigos, mas a minha mulher era teimosa. Já sabia que a mãe dela era assim, e julguei que a filha fosse diferente. Não era.
Os amuos eram frequentes, e os meus gritos e ameaças também. A coisa não correu bem. Quase desde o início. Devolvi-a à precedência. Tinha defeito.
Que se lixe. Mulheres há muitas, e de certeza bem menos chatas que esta. E nem precisei de esperar muito.
Fui a Espanha com amigos. Salamanca ali tão perto, cheia de guapas que adoram portugueses da Serra. Não devia ter ido, sei-o agora.
Encontrei uma rapariga que me devolveu o sorriso. Não o devia ter feito, ela sabe-o agora.
Era italiana e estava a tirar um curso sobre uma coisa esquisita. Rasmus ou parecido. Encantámo-nos um ao outro. Não sabíamos porquê mas há coisas que se explicam e outras que não.
Ia ter com ela todos os fins-de-semana, e estávamos perdidos. E nem o sabíamos.
Quando acabou o tal curso, do qual nunca soube o nome, pediu-me para ir com ela, para uma
cidadezinha a sul de Roma. Que podia eu fazer? E foi o que eu fiz.
Embarcamos em Madrid para Roma, e gostei de andar de avião. A família dela estava à espera dela, e apenas dela. Senti-me a mais, mas ela lutou e conseguiu que me aceitassem. Fiquei feliz.
Descobri o erro mais tarde, mas pouco mais tarde. As nossas diferenças eram grandes. Idade, cultura, educação, perspectivas de vida. Há sempre uma hora em que tudo conta. Muito.
Trocou-me rapidamente por alguém que a entendesse de corpo e alma, e não apenas de corpo.
Fui fazendo de tudo, e fui ficando por uns tempos. Mas necessitava de ir para outro lado. E voltar não era opção.
Andei para sul, e as vistas eram boas. O trabalho rural não me assusta e era disso que sobrevivia. A custo.
Cheguei a uma aldeia onde a única tarefa que podia fazer era pastar gado nas colinas. E foi o que fiz.
Tão longe e tão perto. Lá estava a minha nova Serra para onde levava o gado, todos os dias.
Tenho Facebook. Toda a gente o tem. Quem não tem não existe. Ouvi dizer.
Desta forma consegui contactar muitos amigos de infância. Uns estão bem, e outros mais ou menos. Sinto-lhes a falta. E sinto que não sentem a minha falta.
Sinto que estou no fim da linha em muitas coisas. E que talvez nunca mais saia daqui. Com pena, pois descobri que há tanto mundo. E eu aqui.
Descobri agora para onde foram as pessoas que desapareceram da minha vida. Para o cemitério dos elefantes….

 Text by Xabi Verde – Portuguese Version

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My Way, by Teresa Baliño

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Model: Joana Models Work

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Creepy Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks – Part I

I. Chippewa Lake Park, USA

Chippewa Lake Park was an amusement park once located in Chippewa Lake, Ohio, Medina County. It operated from 1878 through 1978, after the final owner, Continental Business Enterprises closed it due to lack of attendance. After the park’s closure, its rides and structures were left largely untouched and unmaintained for over 30 years. (Wikipedia)

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II. Six Flags New Orleans (SFNO), USA

Six Flags New Orleans (SFNO) is a 140-acre, abandoned theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina struck the state in August 2005. It is owned by the Industrial Development Board (IDB) of New Orleans. Six Flags had owned the park since March 2002, but after assessing the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the related exorbitant expenses of repairing the damage, sought to terminate its 75-year lease with the city, beginning in July 2006. The city agreed in September 2009. The park is located in New Orleans East, off Interstate 10. Despite various announced plans to redevelop the site, as of December 2016, it is still an abandoned amusement park in extremely poor condition. The site is owned and maintained by IDB. The site has 24-hour security and trespassers are prosecuted. Videos and photos of the site have surfaced over the years from thrill-seekers. This encouraged city officials to become more diligent in its approach to secure and ban tours of the park. The park is no longer operational and safety is a concern. Trespassing is prohibited, and the property is only visible from the highway. The New Orleans Police Department officers can be seen patrolling the park daily to prevent trespassing. Trespassers are arrested weekly and are usually prosecuted to the highest extent of the law. (wikipedia)

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III. Dadipark, Belgium

Originally built in 1950 as a playground for the children of pilgrims visiting the nearby basilica, by 1980 the schoolyard equipment had been replaced with amusement rides and opened to tourists and those in town on pilgrimage. For a time the park enjoyed great success, entertaining a million visitors during its peak year, and for a time containing what was, at 800 meters, the longest monkey bridge in Europe. However things took a turn for the worse as the increasingly rundown rides became more and more hazardous. Finally in 2000 a boy lost his arm on the Nautic Jet ride, and by 2002, the site was closed down for “renovations.” Unfortunately these improvements never took place and the park was simply abandoned, never to reopen.

Today the park lies in shambles, slated for demolition since 2011. Most of the larger rides were demolished, but many of the buildings and simpler attractions remain. Where Dadipark was built to cater to local Catholic children and religious tourists, the rusting site only ended up catering to pilgrims as urban explorers. Unfortunately Dadipark was demolished, and plans are underway to turn the site into a hiking park. (Atlas Obsura)

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 IV. Disney’s River Country, USA

Disney’s River Country was the first water park at Walt Disney World. Located near Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, it opened on June 20, 1976, and closed indefinitely on November 2, 2001, following the September 11 attacks. On January 20, 2005, The Walt Disney Company announced that River Country would be closed for good. Since then, the park had become severely overgrown with trees, and is in extremely poor condition.

Along with Discovery Island, it is one of only two Disney parks in their history to close permanently. Both were left to deteriorate rather than be demolished. (Wikipedia)

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