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Patricia Madeira
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Abstract Series from Netflix is amazing. I totally loved the episode about Platon photography. 
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The power of creative constraints

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Fado lives here.
O Fado nasceu um dia / Fado was born one day /
Quando o vento mal bulia / When hardly a breeze was whispering /
E o céu o mar prolongava / And the sea merged into the sky /
Na amurada de um veleiro / In the tacking of a sailing ship /
No peito de um marinheiro / In the chest of a sailor /
Que estando triste cantava / Who was singing in his melancholy
So goes the poem written by José Régio and sung by Amália Rodrigues. The real origins of Lisbon's traditional song are probably more recent than the era of the Discoveries. There is no written record of Fado before the 19th century. It's believed that its melody comes from the "lundum", Brazilian music genre with African roots, and it follows a four-line stanza where which line has a 10-syllable count. Before being sung, you'll hear: "Silence, Fado will now be sung!" #mouraria #fado #music #lundum #joseregio #amaliarodrigues #lisbonmusic #typicallisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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Street Art depicting Maria Severa, a mythical Fado singer. Even though she was born in the neighbourhood of Madragoa (1820), her story is interwoven in time with the history of the neighbourhood of Mouraria, where she lived and performed. There's no recordings of her voice but the myth continues. #streetart #lisbonstreetart #mariasevera #fado #fadodiva #mouraria #lisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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Lisbon with... Stacey from Posh in Progress Blog. 

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The Garden Under the Arches. This beautiful Garden bordered in part by the Águas Livres Aqueduct is a fresh haven during the most hot days in Lisbon. Inaugurated in 1759 by the Marquis of Pombal, was projected initially with mulberry trees to provide for the Royal Factory of Silk. The Silk Factory no longer exists but the name Mulberry (Amoreiras) Garden continues. #mulberry #amoreiras #amoreirasgarden #lisbongardens #fresh #royalfactoryofsilk #lisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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The Horse that crushes Serpents and the King that didn't want to pose. This statue is the result of the reconstruction project in Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755. The statue, created by Machado de Castro, had its foundry made with a single jet of copper (pioneer at the time). The King depicted, King José I, refused to pose for the statue. So, the artist had to design it from other sources (it's said that the artist did it from the profile on Royal coins). Given the circunstances, the sculptor decided to accentuate the feathered helmet to divert the attention from the King's face. The horse was depicted crushing the serpents and the statue displayed facing the Tejo River to convey the Royal Power. Nowadays, it's probably the most photographed statue of Lisbon, despite the fact that the King didn't want to pose for it! #djosei #terreirodopaço #comerciosquare #machadodecastro #eugeniodossantos #pombalinearchitecture #pombalinelisbon #history #marquisofpombal #lisbon #lisbonhallmarks #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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The Cherry on top of the Cake. A superb view over Lisbon. Nothing like finishing a History tour overlooking a city you love and sharing it with new visitors! #viewoverlisbon #lisbonviewpoints #lisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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Water at the End of the Tunnel. Lisbon always suffered from the lack of drinking water, and in the early 18th Century King John V decided to build a historic aqueduct to bring the water from sources in the outskirts of the city to Lisbon. #aqueduct #aguaslivresaqueduct #djoaov #lisbon #history #antoniocanevari #manueldamaia #custodiovieira #18thcenturylisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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