Sketching weekend in Portimão #2 / Fim-de-semana de desenho em Portimão #2

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In a happy coincidence, Hélio Boto organized an Urban Sketchers Algarve sketch meeting in Portimão, with the cooperation of the city hall, on the same weekend that the sketching workshops at ISMAT were taking place. The weekend quickly became all about sketching! The theme of the sketch meeting was architectural heritage. There was, of course, a lot to sketch, as Portimão is an old industrial and fishing town, with its urban design deeply connected to the estuary of the Arade river. The city’s culture councillor toured us around a few gems in the old town during the morning, and then invited us to have a hearty lunch in a small, cozy bar, loaded with solid wood furniture, traditional kitchen devices and a whole ceiling ceiling covered in wine corks.

Numa feliz coincidência, o Hélio Boto organizou um encontro dos Urban Sketchers Algarve em Portimão, com a colaboração da Câmara Municipal, no mesmo fim-de-semana em que as oficinas de desenho decorreram. O fim-de-semana revolveu todo em torno do desenho. O tema do encontro foi o património construído de Portimão. Havia, claro, muito que desenhar, já que Portimão é uma cidade piscatória e industrial histórica, com um desenho urbano profundamente ligado à ria do Arade. O vereador da cultura da Câmara mostrou-nos as pérolas da cidade antiga durante a manhã e, mais tarde, convidou-nos para um almoço caloroso num pequeno e acolhedor bar, cheio de mobiliário de madeira maciça, equipamento de cozinha antigo e um tecto inteiro revestido a rolhas de garrafas de vinho.

The usual Urban Sketchers Algarve gang was gathered there, reinforced with a few new friendly faces.

O gangue usual dos Urban Sketchers Algarve esteve mais uma vez reunido, reforçado com algumas novas caras simpáticas.

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Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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