‘Dawn in the countryside just exists; dawn in the city overflows with promise. One makes you live and the other makes you think. And, along with all the other great unfortunates, I’ve always believed it better to think than to live.’ – Fernando Pessoa, The book of disquiet
* The Antiga Casa Pessoa was a restaurant on Rua dos Douradores. The name is coincidental; there was no link to the family of Fernando Pessoa. But while working as a translator in the Baixa, no doubt drawn by the coincidence, Pessoa would often take his lunch there.
December 24, 2019 at 1:23 pm
I’m currently reading “The Book of Disquiet” and I am truly captivated by this book so far. It‘s great to see your photos so that I can link them to what I’m reading. Thank you for your work! I find your blog interesting, so I’ll subscribe to it in case you’ll post more stuff in the future. Wishing you well!
December 24, 2019 at 11:00 pm
Thanks – I’m glad that the photos could be in some way illustrative. Best wishes to you too!