Macau 5.0, by photojournalist Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro, made me travel. Not to the past. But to the future. A foggy future I cannot describe, but in which I would be somewhere else — or someone else — aching with saudade.
An audience accustomed to seeing the British rocker reinvent herself aesthetically in every domain once a new record is out, will be surprised — perhaps disappointed — with the outcome of PJ Harvey's “The Hope Six Demolition Project”.
The yellow light pointed at it draws me inside, soon to realise that the name couldn't be more accurate. Illusion. Inside, at Pátio da Ilusão, there is nothing more than that decadent charm of the dusty, old and almost falling down buildings.
Have you ever felt an urge to leave everything you’re doing to go start reading a specific book? I did, right after I heard young Brazilian writer Carol Rodrigues read a passage from her Sem Vista Para o Mar (Without a sea view, in English).
It is definitely one of the darkest periods of Portugal's history and it is beautifully depicted in Ivo M. Ferreira's film. “Letters of War” sets the action back in Angola, in the 1960s, when the former Portuguese colonies were fighting for independence.
With The Script Road in town, I couldn’t help to pick a library as a place to visit, for the importance of treasuring books keeps echoing in my head. The library of the Leal Senado building is home of a valuable collection and a sanctuary not to be missed.