Lisbon, Portugal

Where you cross paths with magic

There is a part of Lisbon which was what we could now call “Lisbon bohema” – Mouraria. Full of narrow streets, old taverns, hidden spots… home to many artists. Also a place where nearly mythical Maria Severa once lived. There are many stories and legends about her. Some more and some less real, but what… Continue reading Where you cross paths with magic

Language, Lisbon, Portugal

The meaning of orange

Oranges were mentioned in Chinese literature already in 314 BC but came to Europe only in the 16th century. Still some years ago in many countries, for example in Poland they were a symbol of prosperity and something associated only with Christmas time and only if you were lucky. But then in 1987 orange trees… Continue reading The meaning of orange

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon – my poetry

In his romance “Quantas madrugadas tem a noite” (“How many dawns has the night”), Ndalu de Almeida, a writer from Angola, writing under the pen name Ondjaki beautifully said: “…you do not look for poetry like you look for a diamond, you find it, as you find a rainbow…” In life, we look for many… Continue reading Lisbon – my poetry