Story of a horse

Story of a horse

While roaming through the desert, a lonely horse passes through a small town. The townsfolk, impressed by the course of its travels, begin to tell the story of the wandering horse in a song called Story of a Horse. Caminhando pelo deserto, um cavalo solitário passa por uma pequena cidade. Os habitantes, impressionados pelas suas viagens, começam a contar a história do cavalo errante numa canção chamada Story of a Horse. The New York based Portuguese duo Serpa Matos - Sara Serpa and André Matos - are working on their second album - All the Dreams -…Read more
São Julião da Barra

São Julião da Barra

The São Julião da Barra fortress is the foremost part of a five century old coastal defensive complex that protected the Tejo estuary and the realm's capital from invasion by sea. The fortress' defensive structure evolved throughout the years, as the military engineering did, stabilizing in its final aspect in a Vauban style fortification (17th century), the largest of its kind in the country. It coupled its defensive role with that of a political prison as early as the late 16th century. O forte São Julião da Barra é a vanguarda de um sistema de defesa…Read more
DEKL

DEKL

Not only catholic bells toll in Lisboa. The DEKL (Deutsche Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Lissabon), commonly known in the city as 'the German Church', takes pride in claiming for itself "the only protestant bell, calling for prayers in the Iberian Peninsula". This historical bell lays upon the tower of the 1934 building designed by the german modernist architect Otto Bartning, which used to stand nearly alone in the area once known as Palhavã, but has since been engulfed by a central business district. Em Lisboa não dobram apenas sinos católicos. A DEKL (Deutsche Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Lissabon), conhecida…Read more
Short circuit / Curto-circuito

Short circuit / Curto-circuito

Last Sunday, the Electricity Museum (Museu da Electricidade), in league with Urban Sketchers Portugal, hosted a series of sketching workshops. There were six couples of sketchers spread throughout the museum all day and several groups of people going from location to location to attend the six different workshops. Rita Caré and I, being blind contour drawing enthusiasts, introduced the participants on how to draw with eyes wide open. It was a diverse crowd as both beginners and experienced sketchers showed up to participate. No último domingo, o Museu da Electricidade, em parceria com os Urban Sketchers…Read more