Portuguese Designer / Illustrator / Photographer / Savour of sweet things living in rainy Cardiff whilst running @madeathaum
Those sunsets (sigh). I wasn't ready to miss them so soon. Today the day has been grey with a spot of sunshine, hail and a bit of rain. Damn.
This used to be one of Lisboa's tallest buildings and my dad used to work in an office there. This meant many paper airplanes were flown from one of the top floors. Shame I was so rubbish making them. Happy to see it still standing under Lisboa's blue sunset skies.
Still rummaging through daily photos from Lisboa since all we've been doing from she we got back is unpacking and cooking. Not that much time to enjoy Cardiff's rain. So here comes more façades and blue skies. There are a few of these brutalist buildings in Lisboa and they're pretty tall too. I love how the warm end of day light reflects on those grooves.
As we came down from Principe Real and made our way onto the Avenida da Liberdade we went past the Cinemateca. I have walked past countless times and still haven't been inside. Every time feeling guilty about it. Next time, I hear my head say. And next time it will be. Have you been in there?
As we left after a super lunch at the Cevicheria (see the last 4 posts) we spotted another very cool building hosting a Brazilian brands pop up shop. There was coffee all over the entrance and these fellas flying past. The best part is that after we left (some over priced tat that was fun to browse) there is an amazing Chocolate shop, Coronna if not I'm not mistaken. They probably have the best quality choc I have ever seen 😍
Just realised I had a few more snaps of that beauty that Embaixada is. Look at how tall the rooms are and how large the space is 😍
That look when there isn't a dislike button available. Right ma? 😉
We had some very good food times on our holidays and I would rate A Cevicheria as one of the best! Along with 2x Italians in Lisboa & Porto, Setúbal's fresh fish and amazing pastries in Aveiro 😍
I love coming to this space everytime I'm in Lisboa. It's true it is a capitalist 'shoppy' like space but the architecture when not expecting it from the outside is something pretty special 😍
Little spots on our walk towards Principe Real
The good about this building is this awesome carved detail that without it it would just be another windowed face office block. The bad about it is that it is home of the eternal waiting queue whilst you try to sort out bureaucratic paperwork. Let's focus on the good.
After Porto we went back to more familiar sights and over to Lisboa for its amazing blue skies dotted with palm trees looking over us. Very suitable memory for such a grey day today over in Cardiff. Bring back the ☀