Portugal

LISBON | FADO AT TASCO DO JAIME DA GRAÇA

LISBON | FADO AT TASCO DO JAIME DA GRAÇA

In Lisbon there are scores of fado music shows, pretty much everywhere you look — but if you know anything about me, you'll understand that the last thing I wanted to see was a show for tourists. So I found Tasco do Jaime da Graça. It's now one of my…
LISBON | IGREJA DE SÃO DOMINGOS

LISBON | IGREJA DE SÃO DOMINGOS

When I walked into Igreja de Sāo Domingos, my intent was to gaze at the dazzling period details, examine the venerable statuary and artwork, take some pictures, light a candle, and be on my way. I certainly did not expect to be moved to tears. The cavernous sanctuary was ravaged—pillars…
EYE ON DESIGN | LISBON

EYE ON DESIGN | LISBON

One day last week I decided to go to Portugal—and three days later I was in sunny Lisbon. In Lisbon, I found a city set on steep hills, which means that there are panoramic views—of terra cotta tiled rooftops and the wide River Tagus that wraps around Lisbon on its…