Tag Archives: Lisbon

3409 – What’s in a Name?

Wikipedia calls Fernando António Nogueira Pessôa one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He left a small number of published works and a trunk with 25,574 unpublished pages. Editing is still in progress.

An interesting aspect in Pessôa’s work is his extensive use of heteronyms. Pessôa used more than 70 of them, voices of different aspects of his own personality, each of them given a name of its own.

The statue of the poet is in front of the café “A Brasileira” in Rua Garrett. My hotel was next door and I took the image immediately before getting down into the Underground and out to the airport. This is my last image from Lisbon.

3405 – Fishy Affairs

Here’s another shop, this time something fishy.

Yes, I know, the focus should be on the eye and it is not. It’s on the sign in the background, because I wanted to make sure that the letters are tack sharp. My fault, precisely focusing somewhere in between would have done the trick, but that’s the problem with photographing on journeys. You better nail it, for you can’t come back.

Still, I like the composition well enough to bother you with it 🙂