The annual Flower Festival in Madeira, Portugal, is just bursting with colour

Eugenia Viti Reader Find

By Eugenia Viti in Cool Travel on Friday 22 August 2014

Not only is Portugal’s resort island Madeira a beautiful year-round resort destination, with wonderful beaches and drinks, it also holds the annual Flower Festival every spring. The festival happens two weeks after Easter in the main streets of Funchal’s center. It’s a four day event that includes a children’s parade, a Wall of Hope, and […]

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Suicide by Álvaro de Campos (aka Fernando Pessoa)

Gem Contributor

By Gem in Video on Thursday 5 September 2013

This is a video reading of a Portuguese poem translated into English, illustrated with drawings and photographs. The topic is a little grim, but the verses are true and the art in the video matches the audio reading well.

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Colorful umbrellas over the streets of Portugal

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Tuesday 7 August 2012

Over the streets of Agueda, Portugal, hundreds of colorful umbrellas float above pedestrians’ heads. The umbrellas are hung from promenades overlooking the streets, providing both shade and a cool view to those walking under them. Luckily, photographers Patricia Almeida and Diana Tavares documented this amazing event for those who were not able to experience it […]

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Photoshoot on the coast of Portugal

Adrian Morris Reader Find

By Adrian Morris in New Photography on Friday 3 August 2012

I spent a day last week shooting and driving around various dirt roads, mountains, forests, beachside roads and small villages on the Coast of Portugal. The nature is amazing , the towns are stunning, and the people are friendly. What more could you want?

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The Archipelago of the Azores: a lost paradise

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in Cool Travel on Friday 25 May 2012

I spent the past two weeks in one of the most amazing travel destinations I have ever been to. The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, and is located about 1,500 km (930 mi) west from the European coast, and about 3,900 km (2,400 mi) from the east coast of North America.

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Fuck You World, I’m Out: solo art show by Wasted Rita

Jena Ardell Reader Find

By Jena Ardell in New Events on Friday 4 May 2012

Wasted Rita is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Portugal who describes herself as a ‘rough mix between Jesus Christ and punk-rock’. Rita is having her second-ever solo show, Fuck You World. I’m Out, between April 28 and May 24 at Ó! Galeria in Porto. And, yes, her artwork contains a healthy amount of obscenities.

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BusStopSymbiosis

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Thursday 30 September 2010

The brilliantly conceptual yet functional creation by LIKEarchitects’, titled BusStopSymbiosis, is part of an ongoing challenge in Porto, Portugal, to improve the daily life of local residents. As our friends at Wooster Collective report: ‘Artists were asked to imagine temporary structures for the public space … the proposed ideas had to be simple, quick, and go in and come out with only a light touch on the city’.

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Ugandalebre

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Saturday 17 October 2009

Ugandalebre, nee Sergio Hortelao of Portugal, hocks up some colorfully twisted images onto the page. Crazy, vomiting sheep, disemboweled, four-eyed cow creatures, and fire-spewing demons never looked so fun.

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