Portugal

Visions of Portugal

By / September 2017

On José Saramago’s late-in-life memoir of village life in Portugal: “When he was 83, Saramago released a memoir, which, like a missive from the grave, came into English translation in 2010, a year after he died.”

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The Umbrellas of Águeda

By / July 2013

The city’s flying parasols (guarda-chuva in Portuguese) give the stony streets of Águeda an astonishing buoyancy.

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Night Flight

By / April 2012

Centenarian director Manoel de Oliviera’s “The Strange Case of Angelica” is a whimsical romance set in, and above, the vineyards of northern Portugal.

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‘When I See Lisbon’

By / February 2012

Photographer Gerald Verdon tells the story behind one of his favorite pictures from Portugal: “A lot of street life in current days is demonstration. It’s a rare situation where people are natural and express themselves.”

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