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About thetorzorean

The musings of a torontonian azorean on identity and belonging. You can find me at https://thetorzorean.com/

The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Livrarias

There is nothing I like more than to walk into Lisbon livrarias and discover books I didn’t even know I couldn’t live without. All my trips to Portugal have included visits to bookstores, whether in the Algarve, Lisbon, or Porto. … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Museums

Museu Berardo for Modern and Contemporary art These are a few of the museums I enjoyed meandering through at a leisurely pace during my 2011 visit to Lisbon: Museu Coleção Berardo   Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves and … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Graffiti

I can’t say that I like graffiti very much but it also tells a story. There are many photographs of graffiti and street art in Lisbon available for viewing on-line. It’s perhaps redundant for me to add a few more … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Alfama

The Alfama is one of the oldest areas of the city and you can easily get lost in the maze of steep narrow streets and alleys. A perfect place to lose yourself in Lisbon.    

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon Gardens

Jardim Botânico da Ajuda Lisbon has so many great public gardens. I had a wonderful time meandering through the Jardim Botânico da Ajuda, Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa, Jardim da Estrela. I had hoped to see them again this … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon

View of Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora and the National Pantheon dome  I should be in Lisbon right now. That was the plan. But like everything else these days, the trip had to be cancelled. The last time I … Continue reading

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Remembering the Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo in the Azores

The Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres has been celebrated since the year 1700 in the city of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores. This is the first time it has been cancelled in its 320 year history. I am … Continue reading

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