Lisbon in Us

This is a series where we share stories in the first person.
In Lisbon in Us the common denominator is the city and its human heritage. The way we live it, how we see it, the importance we give to it, the unusual stories, the memories, the feelings …

How each one builds his Lisbon and how Lisbon marks each one of us.

 
July 21, 2021 getLISBON

Amália Rodrigues is a remarkable personality that ignites passions. In Lisbon in Us by Pedro Vaz, this tourist guide reveals his admiration for his hometown but above all for its people and also the true passion he has for the artist. I can’t imagine living in another city. The light, the colours, the river, the proximity to the sea, the geography of the city with its hills, everything in Lisbon fascinates me. After all these years, I still manage to surprise myself with our Capital City. But it is above all the people who give it this strength, this charisma…

July 7, 2021 getLISBON

It’s with great pleasure that we present you Ryoko who, despite not mastering the Portuguese language, accepted to share her fascinating story with getLISBON. In Lisbon in Us by Ryoko Inamura she tells us about her discovery of this marvellous city and how she became a photographer and guide for Japanese tourists. My interest in Portugal started about 10 years ago, when I was still a student. A city in Portugal was featured on a Japanese TV show and I was completely enchanted by what I saw on the screen. I decided that one day I’d go there. A few…

June 23, 2021 getLISBON

This week, our guest is overflowing with poetry. In Lisbon in Us by Agnaldo Lima, this Bahian living in Lisbon for around 30 years, reveals his foreign perspective through his beautiful photographs and his Portuguese heart through his words. Um olhar estrangeiro (A foreign perspective)”Os passos, distribuindo rastos,adivinham o chão por onde se desenhame tornam-se cúmplices do olhar.O olhar desnuda a cidade,resgatando à luz,detalhes que o tempo esqueceu.Os passos são leves, calmos, não ligeiros.O olhar, minuciosamente, analisa,pois nada deve escapar a um olhar estrangeiro.”Agnaldo Lima I felt Lisbon in me, for the first time, in February 1984. After my voluntary…

June 9, 2021 getLISBON

Today we have the first-person story of an actress, theatre director, Community Theatre professor in the master’s degree at Lisbon Theatre and Film School… In Lisbon in Us by Cláudia Andrade, this active citizen tells us about how her affective relationship with the city where she was born was built. Perhaps my relationship with Lisbon began with my birth in this city. Or maybe not. And I think about this because I remember that famous quote by Simone de Beauvoir: “one is not born a woman, one becomes a woman”. And I think that, in a way, the same happens…

May 26, 2021 getLISBON

We present you a cheerful alfacinha, music lover and Lisbon connoisseur. In Lisbon in Us by Luís Lopes, this tourist guide reveals us his path and what made him “catch the virus” for this unique city. Since I was a child, I was taken by my father (born in 1902), who was also an “alfacinha” (term to denote a person from Lisbon) and a lover of the city, to get to know/explore the city. We did entire bus, tram or funicular routes and visited the various museums (Ancient Art, Maritime, Archaeology, Ethnology, Popular Art, Military), the Vasco da Gama Aquarium,…