Monthly Archives: August 2013

Having fun with Joana Vasconcelos

The Portuguese don’t really do museums and galleries, certainly compared to the British, which is a shame because there are are some wonderful places to visit. Joana Vasconcelos’ show in the Palácio da Ajuda in Lisbon has been the exception. By … Continue reading

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The Lacemakers of Peniche (part 1)

A few weeks ago I went to Peniche, a small fishing town an hour’s drive north of Lisbon,  where I spent the day watching dozens of women (and a couple of men) in a local park making intricate lace under … Continue reading

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