133 Old Washing Machine Drums Turned Into Awesome Street Lamps

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The streets of Câmara de Lobos, Madeira island, Portugal were recently lit up by some of the most awesome lamps we’ve ever seen, made of recycled washing machine drums.

Volunteers from cultural association Teatro Metaphora worked for 6 months to turn 133 salvaged old washing machine drums into this beautiful light installation for the festival of São Pedro.

One of the group’s goals is to promote ecological well-being and responsible usage of materials. And people really stood by this idea as the original aim was 100 drums, but once the goal was reached, people continued to bring more.

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The volunteers spent 6 months collecting the washing machines


They also prepared the drums


The municipality workers helped to put the decorations


It was really nice since they supported the project too


The steampunk decoration evokes contradictory reaction from locals though


Finally, stylish lamps illuminate the street