October 22, 2021 getLISBON

It’s an honour for us to share the story of this sociologist, who we’ve often followed, and with whom we’ve learned so much on guided tours of the most unusual places in this city. In Lisbon in Us by Guilherme Pereira he transports us, with knowledge and poetry, to the Lisbon of many different times that overlap like “mil folhas” (“thousand sheets”, a Portuguese pastry). Lisbon is more than my birthplace and my “lifeplace”: it’s the city I’ve chosen to settle down after having lived and worked in 5 European and African cities. Why? Because my roots, memories, family and…

October 8, 2021 getLISBON

Manuela is our friend! Manuela writes, photographs, questions things, dreams… lives! Manuela has clear memories of when she was under four years old and playing in Campo Grande Garden, next to a pomegranate tree that was her size at the time. In Lisbon in Us by Manuela Henriques she tells us how, although not living in Lisbon, Lisbon lives in her. I was born in Lisbon in 1966, in the former civil parish of Campo Grande and lived in the neighbourhood of Alvalade until I was four years old. That was the only period of time where I lived in…

October 1, 2021 getLISBON

The iron fountains of the 19th century Lisbon are a fascinating subject not only for the beauty of its object of study, but also for the fact that information about its origin and authorship is not easily available. This approach requires us, therefore, to take a particularly careful look, seeking to uncover similarities between other identical specimens spread all over the world. Fountains of Lisbon There are countless fountains that we can observe in Lisbon. In many of the city’s gardens we find fountains with stone tanks of different sizes and periods, some with associated sculptural elements that deserve to…