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cenas do capitalismo tardio

Postcards of Portugal

We went to Portugal earlier this fall. These are some of the postcards I made and sent to people along the way.

Vila Nova de Milfontes

On the road


On the road again



Tourism in Lisbon in 2019 is bonkers in a way that makes it easy to be critical. I had the opportunity to visit Lisbon in 2010 and again in 2011 at what felt like the bottom, or near the bottom, of the U-curve that followed the economic bust of 2008. It's not like there were tumbleweeds in the streets, or that no one smiled, but it was clear people were hurting. I find many aspects of Lisbon in 2019 to be unpleasant but ten years ago there was such a tangible unhappiness hanging in the air that it is difficult for me to want to deny today's city some measure of the good times, complicated as they may be these days.