This week I shared here a few of the changes I’ve been noticing in Lisbon. Due to the coronavirus, commerce is, undoubtedly, one of the most affected sectors.
As I roamed around the downtown, I found some bookstores and shops closed. Part of them will open in the next few weeks but one of my favorites just announced its permanent closure.
Ó Galeria, a project dedicated to the art of illustration, closed its doors in Lisbon. And I feel so sorry… Ó is one of my favorite galleries, a place where I knew I could always find inspiration and be surprised.
Over the last 5 years I had the chance to buy amazing prints, take part in workshops and discover new artists. Last exhibitions I saw were dedicated to Joana Pinto (1st photo), a portuguese illustrator, and Maria Luque (2nd photo), an argentinian illustrator from the amazing city of Rosario (see my photo essay here!).
This day I came home with a double feeling: I am fortunate for being healthy (that’s, in fact, the most important), but I know, part of me is also composed by these special places that make part of my own Lisbon and, when they close, it hurts a bit.
As I realize my near future will be in Lisbon, Lisbon Stories are a collection of chronicles to share my impressions around my city and give to know some of the projects I like the most here. Not in a touristy way but just like a local, surprised in his own hometown. Hope you find it interesting!
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