Compelled to Get Close: A Q&A with Photographer Carlos Simes
“This project is sometimes offering me answers to personal questions and on occasions opens my mind. I’m seeing a much more complex territory than when I arrived,” Simes says about his work in Southern Alentejo and the Costa Vicentina area.
Momentous Eventus: Semáforos e Cerveja Edition
“A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he’s persuasive.”
Reflector #34: Bertrand Belin – “Porto”
French singer-songwriter, on opening his 2005 debut album, took the bold step of combining sardines with porto the drink. Or is it Porto the city?
Americans Ahead of All Foreigners Looking to Buy Lisbon Properties
If you like Americans, you’re likely to find a lot more of them living next to you soon if you’re in Lisbon, Cascais, or Porto.
Momentous Eventus: Tigers, NASA, and Sysadmins Edition
“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Momentous Eventus: The Heat Goes On Edition
“There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”
Vincent Van Gogh.
Lisbon’s Roaring Twenties: Insights From the Curators at Museu de Lisboa
Their advice? Go more than once. There is so much to discover that you can’t do it all in one shot.
Momentous Eventus: Very Verão Edition
“As you heat the planet up, it’s just like boiling a pot.”
Lisbon’s Airport Is Not the Worst in Europe As Far As Delays
It’s only the sixth worst. Phewee! Safe travels.
Strong and Melodious: Louis Armstrong’s Secret Daughter in Little Satchmo
What do you do when you make a film about Louis Armstrong’s “secret daughter”? Well, you get her to narrate it and bring her to Setúbal, of course!
Momentous Eventus: Sauntering Summer Edition
“Excessive (population) growth may reduce output per worker, repress levels of living for the masses, and engender strife.”
Where to Find English-Language Books in Lisbon
There are plenty of native English speakers in Lisbon, and Portugal has a tradition of reading in the original language, which means lots of choice for English-language literature at decent prices.