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02:27

Viva o Português!

Hooray for Portuguese!

May 5, 2020

Adapted and translated from an article written by Lena Strang which was published in the latest issue of Tomorrow Magazine.

Lena Strang, originally from Finland, now lives in sunny Algarve. As a journalist for a community magazine, she has interviewed local people about their lives and researched intriguing histories behind abandoned buildings. These stories form part of two books available both in English and Portuguese: “Touching Lives/ Vidas que nos Tocam and Crossing Cultures / Culturas que se Cruzam.

You can connect with Lena and learn more about her work here.

01:30

Os Azulejos Portugueses

Portuguese Tiles

April 15, 2020

If you’ve ever been to Portugal, you have certainly noticed the beautiful tilework that covers many of the buildings throughout the country. Learn more about how these “azulejos” have played a role in the history and culture of Portugal.

02:04

A Calçada Portuguesa

The Portuguese Sidewalk

April 10, 2020

“Calçada portuguesa”, also known as Portuguese mosaic, refers to the decorative cobblestone patterns you see lining the sidewalks throughout the country. Learn more about this impressive pavement art that has become a trademark of Portuguese cities.

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