Lisbon, Portugal

I just returned from Portugal after being there 3 weeks. What a wonderful experience. One daughter has lived and worked in Alfama for nearly a year. Alfama was once the most desirable area of Lisbon. As it often happens the wealthy moved out because of fear of an earthquake which did happen in 1755.

This left a very humble group of people, working class people, family oriented, valuing family and friends. Laura is an independent artist, she fell in love with this colorful city and the hearts of the ones she met. It seems to go both ways, they fall in love with her too and her work.

She is a brilliant young metalsmith-illustrator http://www.laurafortune.com or Instagram @janitorcloset

Anyway, Laura says all my pictures look slanted. They are! In Alfama one is always standing on a steep street with narrow sidewalk or stairway. The first picture is the front of her apartment building. The second is in the back, her door and window.

I’ll start there, but there’s more to come. PS. This is not her car, maybe you know the name of it. Since she arrived, it’s always been parked there.

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    sheila365 said,

    the colors are stunning! I love her building too. Is the car a Citroen?

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      The whole city is colorful. I think you are right, a Citroen DS made in France between 1955-1975, they called it an executive car. It looks like an executive car but has not moved. It protects Laura’s window, clothes line and gives her door a classic look!! YOU win the “name that car” prize!!

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    The whole city is colorful. I think you are right, a Citroen DS made in France between 1955-1975, they called it an executive car. It looks like an executive car but has not moved. It protects Laura’s window, clothes line and gives her door a classic look!! YOU win the “name that car” prize!!


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