Visions of Portugal

By / October 2018

On Jose 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.”


The Umbrellas of Águeda

By / July 2013

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


‘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.”