“The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and life-giving. It is an immense desert place where man is never lonely, for he senses the weaving of Creation on every hand. It is the physical embodiment of a supernatural existence… For the sea is itself nothing but love and emotion. It is the Living Infinite, as one of your poets has said. Nature manifests herself in it, with her three kingdoms: mineral, vegetable, and animal. The ocean is the vast reservoir of Nature.”
Jules Verne, “20,000 leagues under the sea”.
Artists Rafael Vieira and Pedro Ventura present a series of illustrations inspired by this well-known but seldom read timeless classic.
With the seemingly never-ending downpours in Lisbon in recent weeks, at least the title seems appropriate.
And Largo do Intendente is a great place to weather any storm in general; dive into LARGO Café Estúdio next time you’re there and help some local dreamers keep their head above water.